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Slow- Cooked Pork Loin with Dried Cherries and Baby Onions

1/4 cup honey
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 boneless pork loin end, tied (2 pounds)
1/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 yellow onions, cut into 16 wedges
1 cup dried cherries
3 cups cooked rice, for serving
1/3 cup chopped parsley, for garnish

1. In a gallon size Ziploc® Fresh Shield® Easy Zipper Expandable Bottom Storage Bag, combine the honey, orange juice, white wine vinegar, rosemary and cumin. Place the pork loin in the bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

2. Remove the loin from the bag and set aside. Pour the marinade into a medium bowl and whisk in the flour, a little at a time, until there are no lumps; then set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork loin and cook on all sides until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove the loin and place in the bowl of a medium (4-quart) slow cooker (see chef’s note). Add the onions to the skillet and sauté until slightly softened and golden, about 5 minutes.

4. Place the onions in the slow cooker with the pork loin. Add the cherries to the reserved marinade from Step 2 and pour the mixture over the pork loin and onions. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours 25 minutes, or until a meat thermometer (inserted into the middle of the loin) registers 160 degrees F. (See chef’s note.)

5. Remove the loin and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup rice onto a plate. Place a slice or two of pork loin on the rice and drizzle with the cherry and onion sauce that the pork cooked in. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

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