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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pork Sliders {Guest Post from Kitchen Psycho}

I am travelling this week, so I asked my foodie friends if they would help me out, and I was just amazed, within minutes, three of my sweet friends had volunteered to help me out. Jennifer from Kitchen Psycho was the first to send me a post.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pork Sliders

I really really love what she says in her “about” section on her facebook page and I think this says a lot about her:

“Food is never just food. It’s also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be.”

— Molly Wizenberg

I think that right there says so much about the kind of person Jennifer is. She pours a lot of herself into her recipes and she has a great sense of humor, which I think you will see in this post … thank you again, Jennifer!

“Aaaack!” Eloise exclaimed in horror. “The party is THIS weekend, and I have no idea what to bring. I don’t want to take the same, old, boring dip!”

[Enter the hero.]

“Never fear! Kitchen Psycho is here! I have something that’s just right for this time of year, and your friends and family will LOVE it!”

[Kitchen Psycho and Eloise embrace]

“Oh, thank you! What would I do without you?” Eloise wonders.

“I’ve been wondering the same thing!” Kitchen Psycho quips.

[They both chuckle.]

[End of scene.]

If only it were as easy as the commercials! In my opinion, there are two types of people in the world: the kind that do things the easy way, and the kind that do it the right way. Sometimes, the two are the same. But when it comes to food, that equality is not common. Often, the easy stuff is full of preservatives, hormones, fake sugars, BLECH! How often do people fix cheese dip out of Velveeta? I rest my case. That stuff isn’t even real cheese! Food should be made with with real ingredients and from scratch! But I digress…

This week, I have dedicated one of my posts as a DOUBLE post, meaning, it can be seen on TWO blogs. Sumptuous Spoonfuls has been so kind as to grant us a small stint on their blog, and we will also post as usual on our blog at!

Over at, Karly and Jenny have a Secret Ingredient Cook-Off every week! For 26 whole weeks, we have used one common ingredient to make two Main Dishes, two Sides or Appetizers, and two Desserts. This week is Cinnamon Week over at Kitchen Psycho, and already, we’ve made a Moroccan Chicken Stew and Chai Banana Bread with Coffee Spice Icing. Sounds good, right?
Well, today we have an appetizer for you. It’s a super easy slow-cooker recipe, and it’s great for bringing to a get-together. I found this on under the name “Cinnamon Pork”. The only improvement I would make is this: Add a few slices of bacon to the pot. Because everything is better with bacon, right?

The slider idea is purely my creation. You can choose to make a Main Dish out of this by slicing the pork tenderloin into medallions and serving with rice and a veggie, say, steamed broccoli.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pork Sliders


(recipe from

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 (3/4 pound) pork tenderloins, cut in chunks

Add everything to slow cooker and cook on low 4-5 hours.

 For sliders:

  • small wheat dinner rolls
  • slices of cinnamon pork
  • goat cheese, softened
  • dash of Chinese Five Spice
  • slices of tomato and lettuce

Spread goat cheese onto sliced rolls. Sprinkle with Five Spice and layer slices of pork, tomato and lettuce.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Raper,

One response

  1. wow! this looks really great. what a unique sounding recipe. gotta try this! :)


    December 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

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