This brine, sear, and bake method is foolproof enough for a weeknight meal and impressive enough for a weekend dinner party. The spice rub gives some good heat, and the cinnamon plays nicely with the sweet maple orange glaze.
This flavorful dinner will warm you from the inside out. The meat is seasoned with savory spices while caramelized onions and apples add a little sweetness. Searing the tenderloin in a skillet before adding to the slow cooker adds further depth and texture, although if you are short on time, this step can be skipped.