Rating: 4.63 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The slightly sweet and tangy garlic sauce pairs perfectly with the mild-flavored pork loin.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
3 hrs 35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in the hot skillet and sear until brown on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork to a 6-quart slow cooker.

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  • Add garlic cloves to the skillet. Cook, stirring often, over medium-high heat until brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over garlic and onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  • Pour chicken broth into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir in lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Pour broth mixture and honey over the pork in the slow cooker.

  • Close the lid and cook on High for 3 hours or on Low for 6 hours, until pork is fork-tender. Transfer pork to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Pour cooking liquid into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Lightly mash the garlic cloves. Slice the pork, and serve with the mashed garlic cloves and sauce.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 16.1g; fat 17.4g; cholesterol 81.6mg; sodium 216.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
This turned out great! The flavor was excellent and the pork was super tender. I did change it up at the end but only because I am picky about my pork loin. I finished it off on the grill and used the cooking liquid as a basting sauce. The honey gave it a nice color and the texture I was looking for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2020
Added carrots and potatoes. Loved the broth. Pork was dry and dull... don't know why. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
This turned out great! The flavor was excellent and the pork was super tender. I did change it up at the end but only because I am picky about my pork loin. I finished it off on the grill and used the cooking liquid as a basting sauce. The honey gave it a nice color and the texture I was looking for. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2020
Added carrots and potatoes. Loved the broth. Pork was dry and dull... don't know why. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2021
It was nice. Doubled the sauce recipe, like more of it especially on the jasmine rice & red smashed taters. As a type 1 diabetic, this was spot on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2021
My husband loved it! It was a little too sweet for me... but it was good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2022
This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! The only change was that I used minced garlic in a jar instead and used about half the amount because 20 cloves seemed like a lot to me. The piece of pork was a bit smaller than 3 lbs so it was so tender and juicy that it just fell apart, so I didn't get slices as pictured. If that is important to you, I suggest reducing cooking time a bit. Read More