Slow-Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Bulgur Salad for Two
Why This Recipe Works
Bulgur, a staple in Middle Eastern cooking, is high in fiber and protein, yet low in fat and calories, making it a particularly healthy choice to accompany a lean pork tenderloin. We seasoned the pork with warm spices and cooked it in the slow cooker along with the bulgur until both were perfectly tender, the gentle cooking environment preserving the pork's moisture. To transform the bulgur into a satisfying side dish, we stirred in tart pomegranate seeds, fresh mint, and tangy feta cheese. When shopping, don't confuse bulgur with cracked wheat, which has a much longer cooking time and will not work in this recipe. Because it is cooked gently and not browned, the tenderloin will be rosy throughout.