Southern Mom Loves: Easy Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin

Easy Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

Back to school season is the busiest time of year for my family. Once we pick the kids up from school it's go, go, go. With homework, projects, and after school activities to tend to the last thing I want to do is spend an hour or more in the kitchen cooking dinner, so today I'm teaming up with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at Kroger to bring you a delicious fall dish, cooked in the slow cooker, and it only takes 5 minutes of prep time! It's Real Flavor, Real Fast!

This Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin is quick and easy and oh so tender and flavorful. The garlic and herbs infuse the pork with flavor while the molasses mixture gives it a deep, sweet, sticky crust.

This dish is so easy because most of the prep work is already done. I'm using a Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet, and it comes pre-marinated in an aromatic rub of roasted garlic and herbs. They can be roasted, sautéed, or slow cooked, and finished in no time. Because of that, this is a 3-ingredient recipe (including the pork loin) and the prep time is down to almost nothing! Easy-peasy!

You can find Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products at your local Kroger in the meat department.

It's hard to believe that a dish that takes 5 minutes to prep is so incredibly delicious. You can't beat a tender pork loin for fall, but the depth of flavors here takes it right over the edge into amazing.

The flavors in this dish will go perfectly with a side of veggies with some natural sweetness, so roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or carrots would be the perfect accompaniment. Just line a pan with parchment paper or foil, dice your veggies into 1/2" cubes, toss them in extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt, and bake in a 400° F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.

Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: crockpot: 4 hours, oven: 6 minutes

  • 1 Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
  • 12 oz. jar of unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 c. Dijon mustard

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the molasses and mustard. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting later.
  2. Spray the bottom of your slow cooker insert with cooking spray and place the pork loin, with its garlic and herb marinade, inside. You can leave it whole or cut it in half like I did.
  3. Pour the bowl of the molasses and mustard mixture evenly over the pork loin.

  4. Slow cook on high for approx. 4 hours or until the internal temperature in the center reaches 160° F. Turn over after about 2 hours to help it cook evenly.
  5. Line a sheet pan with foil. When the pork loin is cooked through, place it in the center. 
  6. Brush the top and sides with the reserved marinade and broil on high for 3 minutes. Flip it over, brush the bottom and broil for another 3 minutes, or until the outside starts to bubble.

  7. Let the loin rest for 5 minutes before slicing. The last of the marinade can be used to drizzle over the slices as a sauce. Enjoy!

This Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin is so delicious, so mouth-watering, I hope you give it a try!

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork makes an easy weeknight meal and comes in 5 amazing flavors: Roasted Garlic & Herb, Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper, Sweet Teriyaki, Southwest Style Peppercorn, and Slow Smoked Mesquite, and all flavors are available in Loin Filets, Sirloin, or Tenderloin cuts. 

Visit Smithfield for more recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less! 

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