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Easter Pork Loin Recipe *Plus Giveaway*

If you’ve started to think about your Easter menu, consider this slow-cooker pork loin recipe. It’s healthy. It’s easy. It’s delicious. And, you even have a chance to win $25 worth of pork plus a ton of other goodies!

A recent “Healthy Habits 2011” survey fielded by the National Pork Board found that while 60 percent of dieters have made a health-related goal for the year, sticking to that goal throughout the year will be harder than quitting smoking or even winning the lottery.  The survey also found that seven out of ten people are not aware that incorporating lean protein into their diet can decrease distracting thoughts about food.

To help us with our healthy lifestyle, the National Pork Board has offered a few tips to help us stay on top of our health and wellness:

  • Choose cuts of pork that come from the loin – including chops and roasts – and 96% lean ground pork, which are the leanest cuts of pork available.
  • Think about meal frequency. A recent study suggests that sitting down to eat a real meal three times a day may be a better strategy for weight loss than grazing on several smaller “mini-meals.”1
  • In addition to protein, look for foods high in fiber like fruits, vegetables and whole grains to help keep you fuller.

To help celebrate a year of health and wellness, they’re offering you a chance to win the following:

  • $25 of complimentary pork cuts of your choice
  • A large assortment of spices to complement lean pork cuts and inspire flavor-filled healthy meals
  • A sauté pan for cooking your favorite lean pork recipe
  • A digital meat thermometer to ensure that your healthy meals are delicious yet safe
  • BPA-free glass food storage containers
  • A digital pedometer to help you measure your success in the new year

Here is how you enter to win:

1. Leave a Comment telling me  your favorite cut of pork to cook.

Additional ways to enter:

2. Tweet or Facebook this contest –using @dietoamm and @allaboutpork. And don’t forget to leave a comment below stating you have done so.

3. Follow @allaboutpork on Twitter. Leave a comment below that you have done so or if you are already.

4. Become a Facebook Fan of Once A Month Mom Fan Page. Leave a comment below that you have done so or if you are already.

5. Become a Facebook Fan of Pork Be Inspired. Leave a comment below that you have done so or if you are already.

6. Subscribe to the Once A Month Mom blog via RSS or email. Let me know that you have done so. Of course, if you are already subscriber make sure you leave that too.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, April 6 at NOON (EST).

Slow-cooker Pork Loin


Christine @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worchester Sauce
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste


Pour dry onion soup mix, water, garlic, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into slow-cooker and mix together thoroughly. Add pork-tenderloin turning to coat. Sprinkle ground back pepper on top of pork tenderloin. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Freezing Directions:

Once cool, portion single servings of pork tenderloin and au jus into pint sized freezer bags. To serve: Defrost in fridge overnight. Microwave 60 seconds at 50% power.

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 6 • Calories: 180 • Fat: 4 • Protein: 25 • Carbs: 6 • Fiber: .5 • WW Points Plus: 4

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Disclosure: The National Pork Board provided me with the package listed above as well as one for giving to readers. All the opinions in this post are mine, but if you want to know more about how I facilitate reviews, view my full disclosure policy!

200 Responses to “Easter Pork Loin Recipe *Plus Giveaway*”

  1. Jennifer says:

    My favorite cut of pork is baby back ribs. (or any pork robs…)

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  5. Pamela says:

    Hah! My favorite cut of pork would be from the belly, specifically–bacon. Yum! While it may not be considered the healthiest cut, it’s so flavorful that a little can go a long way. One of my favorite dishes is a slaw made with fennel bulb, cabbage, and bacon. Very healthy, but bacon makes it feel decadent.

  6. Lynda H. says:

    Love to put the pork loin in my crockpot and have it ready for dinner. Easy, easy, meal. The leftover I use for BBQ. Two easy meals!!

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  11. Staci says:

    I think I’m going to try this one. My favorite cut of Pork is either the shoulder or butt roast. I have this family recipes for pulled pork and it’s to die for! This recipe could be a contender.

  12. Desiree Crisp says:

    Just recently discovered your site and think it is great. Wish I would have had it when I had my kids at home, it sure would have helped but want to try it anyway for the hubby and me. My favorite cuts of pork is loin and ribs! Yum!

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  15. Stacy says:

    I love to cook pork loin roasts in the crockpot with cream of mushroom, golden mushroom and onion soup from Campbells – makes the yummiest gravy!!

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  26. Jamie Brown says:

    Oh I enjoy simle cut chops. We eat chops twice a week some weeks as we can do so many fun things with them, marinades, rubs, as filler for dishes. I know it’s the same with other cuts but chops seem to be the cheaper option in our area to buy in bulk so we just have a lot of fun with them.

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  32. Tammy says:

    A pork roast in the slow cooker is the best & easiest pork meat to cook. My 2nd favorite though, is center cut pork chops…grilled, bbq’d, pan fried….can’t go wrong with them.

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  42. Suzanne says:

    Honestly I don’t have a lot of experience cooking meat, so I’m not sure what my favorite would be! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. We like tenderloin.

  44. Chu33la says:

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  46. CarolineG says:

    My husband loves bone-in porkchops, but I am a pork tenderloin fan. Like to marinate the tenderloin, then slice and quickly pan-fry. An easy way to cook during the week!

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  51. Jenny Anderson says:

    I like chops and tenderloin, but I have to admit that I am in a rut as far as I haven’t tried anything new in a while. Thanks for the inspiration!

  52. Renae says:

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  54. kelly sullivan says:

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  55. keri says:

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  56. Joanna says:

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  58. Marilee Handlin says:

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  61. April P says:

    Boneless Pork Loin is my favorite. Just rub it with kosher salt, freshly minced garlic and pepper and bake it in the oven. The loin cut is always moist and tender.

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  73. Bethany says:

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  87. Sharon says:

    I love pork loin in the crockpot! It comes out so moist!

  88. Dana says:

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  95. Krista White says:

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  100. Deanna says:

    I like a bone-in pork chop, seasoned, on the grill. I’ve never made a pork roast (GASP!) but one of my goals for 2011 is to try new things. So it’s on my list. Maybe this is just the thing to kick me into high gear!

  101. Stacia J says:

    My favorite way to cook pork is fixing a pork loin in my Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker in the microwave; sprinkle with Smokey BBQ Rub and micro for 15 mins, shred and mix with bottled BBQ sauce for awesome BBQ pork sandwiches or sprinkle with Jamaican Jerk Rub or Southwestern Seasoning, micro for 15 mins and slice & serve. Easy, healthy and budget-friendly!!

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  106. Debbie Flowers says:

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  114. Jenny says:

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  120. Christie says:

    Pork tenderloin, sliced and sauteed.

  121. wendy says:

    Butterfly loin chops pan seared in butter.

  122. RG says:

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  124. Lee Ann K says:

    My favorite cut of Pork to cook are thick-cut loin chops. I usually stuff them with stuffing and veggies, top with half a slice of Swiss chees 5 minutes before the end of cook time and serve with Bearnaise or Hollandaise Sauce. Yum!

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  130. carolyn says:

    I love to cook a pork loin or thick pork chops

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  132. HaleyLeann says:

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  133. Wendy L says:

    Bone in pork chops!

  134. Sunshine says:

    Smoked pork tenderloin! Absolute favorite! We are also bacon lovers :)

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  137. Brooke says:

    My favorite cut is a pork loin like this in the oven or slow cooker.

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  140. we love applewood pork tenderloin

  141. Kathy says:

    I love to marinate pork chops and cook them on the grill!

  142. jamieS says:

    My favorite cut of pork is a shoulder roast. Love to cook it in the slow cooker to make carnitas. I have thick loin chops in the slow cooker right now,

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  148. pork roast….it’s so versatile & easy!

  149. Laurie H says:

    Boneless pork loin: I sear it in my heavy stainless steel pot, then top it with fresh sage leaves and a bit of kosher salt, put the lid on, turn it to low and let it simmer for several hours until it is falling-apart tender. I use the leftovers for BBQ pork sandwiches.

  150. Katy P says:

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  158. Kathi W says:

    I’ve recently learned how to cook a pork loin in my convection oven using a probe. It’s always delicious!

  159. Amanda says:

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  161. Kathryn says:

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  165. Sarah C says:

    I love boneless pork chops with a orange molasses glaze. This was a rachel ray 30 minute meal and my husband asks for it all the time now!

  166. Jessica says:

    I love the Boston butt roast, rub some brown sugar and worchestershire, and pour apple juice over and let it cook in the crockpot all day, YUM!

  167. Trisha Lynn says:

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  173. Laura says:

    Honestly, it is hard to pick. I love pork loin roasts, pork loin chops, pulled pork made from fattier roasts, bacon, ham… Am I disqualified now because it said one cut? lol!

  174. Maria M. says:

    A household favorite is Pork Loin roasted with orange honey glaze and roasted root vegis!

  175. Joy says:

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  177. Kathi says:

    we like pork chops. butt,shoulder,ribs,ham,loins on the grill or smoker> Enjoy your updates, very informative!

  178. Skirnir says:

    I don’t think I have a favorite pork cut. Just anything somewhat lean and boneless, so I can cut it up with barbecue and potatoes in the crockpot with a small amount of mustard powder. Delicious!

  179. Beth Long says:

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  180. Kendra D says:

    Pork tenderloin is my favorite! Tender and quick cooking.

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