Caramelized Onion Pork

Servings 4 people


  • 1/4 cup ghee divided, or use coconut oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar


  • Melt half of the ghee (or coconut oil) in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and cook for 1 minute.
  • Reduce skillet heat to medium-low and add honey; stir constantly for 3 minutes or until onion is transparent and wilted.
  • Coat a large slow cooker with remaining ghee or coconut oil; add pork tenderloin and top with caramelized onions.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (garlic through vinegar); pour mixture over onions and pork.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Baked butternut squash and shredded Brussels sprouts (cut large Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise then thinly slice, cut sides down; sauté in a little melted ghee or coconut oil over medium heat until tender; toss with salt, pepper and a dash of ground nutmeg). NUTRITION: per serving: 435 Calories; 20g Fat; 37g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 146mg Cholesterol; 1040mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 11
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