The mix of spices for the rub is very simple. The flavor they bring out and the simplicity of this recipe are why I use it over and over. Once the meat is cooked, you can use it for pulled pork or just have it as it is for delicious dinner meat. I like to let the pork loin sit in the rub for a day. But if you only have a few hours, it’s still great!
Blue Ribbon Recipe
If you need a super easy dinner, try this pork loin. Let the seasoning set overnight, throw the pork loin in the Crock Pot with a few fresh ingredients, and prep is done. Once it cooks, the pork is super tender. The meat has a Tex-Mex feel thanks to the chili powder and cumin. The perfect recipe for a busy day.
- 1-2 lbpork loin, lean
- 1 tspKosher salt
- 1/2 tspblack pepper, ground
- 1 tspchili powder
- 1 tspcumin, ground
- 1 tspgarlic powder
- 1 stalk(s)celery, chopped
- 1 ccarrots, chopped
- 1/2onion, chopped
- 1/4 cwater
How to Make Seasoned Pork Loin
Test Kitchen Tips We had two small strips of pork loin that were about 1 lb each. After sliced, we poured the natural juices over the pork loin for additional flavor.
- In a gallon Ziploc bag, mix the dry spices up well.
- Add the pork loin and make sure it’s covered in the spices. Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator for 3-24 hours. The longer it sits the better it will taste.
- Before adding the ingredients, line your Crock Pot with a cooking liner (I get these at Target) or grease it. In the Crock Pot, add the carrots, celery, onion, and water.
- Remove the pork loin from the Ziploc bag. Discard the bag and remaining spices. Place the pork loin over the vegetables in the Crock Pot. Cook on medium heat 6 hours, or longer if you have the time.
- Once the meat is done, you can shred it for sandwiches or slice it into loin medallions.