If you don’t know if it’s fall yet, you will after making this delicious recipe using all of fall’s best flavours – rich pork, crisp apple and sweet maple. This recipe is intended to be made in a slow cooker but you can always pop it in the oven as an alternative. Cook at 325 degrees if using an oven.
- 5 large potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 large carrots
- 1 tart apple, cored and sliced
- 1.5 lb Ontario pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup Sweet Ontario maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tbsp thickener (cornstarch or flour)
- 1/2 tbsp cold water
- Arrange potatoes at the bottom of your slow cooker, then add carrots, followed by apple slices. Place the pork tenderloin on top.
- In a measuring cup, combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.
- Pour the sauce over the contents of the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Remove meat, vegetables and apples from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and keep them warm in a covered dish.
- Pour the juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the juices in the saucepan.
- Bring to a boil continue to whisk until the gravy has thickened slightly.
Slice the pork and serve with the carrots, potatoes and apples. Pour sauce over all and serve!