A while back Dinner a Love Story had a post on Monday Night dinners and had note about a coworker’s plan for dinner:
This morning, my coworker, who lives and dies by her Slow Cooker during the week, did this: She took one frozen pork tenderloin, an ummeasured bag of lentils (about a cup and a half as she sees it), 1 onion (chopped), 2 cloves garlic (whole, smashed), about 4 sprigs of thyme, 5-10 peppercorns, 1/2 cube of beef bouillon, 2 strips of bacon into her slow cooker. She added water about halfway up the pork and set on the 10-hour setting
Well, that sounded really good, so we made it. It turned out really yummy. It was good on its own, though it would have also done well on a bun or toast. It ended up kind of like carnitas, the lentils more or less disintegrated and the kids never knew they were there. Probably add a little more water as ours dried out in some parts though our crock-pot tends to run hot I think.