Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours 10 minutes
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes
Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin is an easy recipe that is fragrant and brings out the flavor of the tenderloin. Plus it has a wonderful sauce that is full of fresh garlic and has a sweet umami taste. This Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin recipe cooks the meat low and slow and allows all the goodness to meld together and the meat becomes infused with the flavors. The best part is the slow cooker does all the work. Find even more crock pot recipes here? MORE PORK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE Chipotle Pork Tenderloin Sliders| Mongolian Pork | Best Pork Chop Recipes What We Love About Pork Tenderloin Recipes Slow Cooker The pork was fall-apart tender and the sauce was thick, rich and velvety!  It is so easy to put together, too.  It takes no time at all to slow cook this tender meat and then produce an amazing pork tenderloin. Slow Cooker meal: Just brown it and let the slow cooker do all the work, it is one of the best easy dinner recipes.Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge for slow cooking an amazing pork tenderloin. Family Friendly: Juicy tender pork tenderloin is always a comfort food hit with the whole family.Makes Great Leftovers: Leftovers make great sandwiches the next day or warm on medium high heat on the stovetop. Ingredient Notes for this Slow Cooker Tenderloin Extra Virgin Olive OilBoneless Pork TenderloinSalt and Black pepper to taste or use House Seasoning Blend.Garlic, finely mincedReduced-sodium Soy SauceChicken Broth or Chicken StockLight Brown SugarRed Pepper Flake or Onion Powder and Garlic PowderCornstarch Equipment Needed to Slow Cook a Pork Tenderloin Slow CookerSaucepanMeasuring CupsMeasuring Spoons How to Make Pork Tenderloin in the Crock Pot These are the basic steps for making slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.


Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin is an easy recipe that is fragrant and brings out the flavor of the tenderloin. Plus it has a wonderful sauce that is full of fresh garlic and has a sweet umami taste.

Closeup picture of the garlic pork tenderloin sprinkled with fresh herbs.

This Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin recipe cooks the meat low and slow and allows all the goodness to meld together and the meat becomes infused with the flavors. The best part is the slow cooker does all the work.

Find even more crockpot recipes here?


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What We Love About Pork Tenderloin Recipes Slow Cooker

The pork was fall-apart tender and the sauce was thick, rich and velvety!  It is so easy to put together, too.  It takes no time at all to slow cook this tender meat and then produce an amazing pork tenderloin.

  • Slow Cooker meal: Just brown it and let the slow cooker do all the work, it is one of the best easy dinner recipes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge for slow cooking an amazing pork tenderloin.
  • Family Friendly: Juicy tender pork tenderloin is always a comfort food hit with the whole family.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Leftovers make great sandwiches the next day or warm on medium high heat on the stovetop.
A white platter with pork tenderloin on it with a gravy on top.

Ingredient Notes for this Slow Cooker Tenderloin

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Boneless Pork Tenderloin
  • Salt and Black pepper to taste or use House Seasoning Blend.
  • Garlic, finely minced
  • Reduced-sodium Soy Sauce
  • Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Red Pepper Flake or Onion Powder and Garlic Powder
  • Cornstarch

Equipment Needed to Slow Cook a Pork Tenderloin

How to Make Pork Tenderloin in the Crock Pot

These are the basic steps for making slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: BROWN

First, season and brown meat in a large 12-inch skillet.

STEP 2: COOK

Next, transfer the pork to the slow cooker. Add the garlic to the drippings in the skillet and stir constantly over medium heat until the garlic is aromatic and golden, about 1 minute. Stir in the soy sauce, broth, brown sugar and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over tenderloin. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours until the meat is tender.

STEP 3: REMOVE

Once pork is cooked, remove the it from the slow cooker to a plate. 

STEP 4: SAUCE

Pour sauce into a medium saucepan and cook on medium high heat until simmering.  In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth forming a slurry. Whisk the slurry into the simmering sauce. Finally, bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce reaches the desired thickness. Add the pork and heat through.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This all cooks in the slow cooker so there is no need to make ahead of time, simply make in the morning and come home to dinner on a busy weeknights.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The recipe freezers well. Wrap leftovers well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place in an airtight container. Freeze for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat until warmed through on the stove top in a saucepan after defrosting in the fridge overnight. Also can be reheated in the microwave if you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions About Crock Pot Tenderloin Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS MEAL HEALTHIER?

A low sodium soy sauce can be used as well as a salt alternative to make this recipe more heart smart.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE HONEY FOR BROWN SUGAR?

Of course, that is a good swap out for this delicious sauce. It is a great way to make this easy meal your way.

WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD PORK TENDERLOIN BE COOKED TO?

Pork tenderloin internal temperature reaches about 150°F. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PORK LOIN AND PORK TENDERLOIN?

The loin is wide and think with a fat cap, the tenderloin is a thin lean cut of meat with no visible fat, see more differences here.

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK PORK TENDERLOIN IN CROCK POT?

Four to five hours on high or seven to eight on low heat in the slow cooker is the cook time.

closeup of a platter of pork tenderloin.

Tips for Making this Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow directions in the recipe card.
  • Add fresh herbs: Fresh parsley or basil are the best way to add a fresh flavor.
  • Enhance: Feel free to add Oregano, Rosemary, Paprika or Fresh Onion.
  • Variation tip: Honey add nice flavor to this tenderloin.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: A good idea is to put in the Instant pot or pressure cooker, brown, cook and thicken the sauce. It should cook for roughly 15 minutes per pound.

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Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin is an easy recipe that is fragrant and brings out the flavor of the tenderloin. Plus it has a wonderful sauce that is full of fresh garlic and has a sweet umami taste. This Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin recipe cooks the meat low and slow and allows all the goodness to meld together and the meat becomes infused with the flavors. The best part is the slow cooker does all the work. Find even more crock pot recipes here? MORE PORK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE Chipotle Pork Tenderloin Sliders| Mongolian Pork | Best Pork Chop Recipes What We Love About Pork Tenderloin Recipes Slow Cooker The pork was fall-apart tender and the sauce was thick, rich and velvety!  It is so easy to put together, too.  It takes no time at all to slow cook this tender meat and then produce an amazing pork tenderloin. Slow Cooker meal: Just brown it and let the slow cooker do all the work, it is one of the best easy dinner recipes.Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge for slow cooking an amazing pork tenderloin. Family Friendly: Juicy tender pork tenderloin is always a comfort food hit with the whole family.Makes Great Leftovers: Leftovers make great sandwiches the next day or warm on medium high heat on the stovetop. Ingredient Notes for this Slow Cooker Tenderloin Extra Virgin Olive OilBoneless Pork TenderloinSalt and Black pepper to taste or use House Seasoning Blend.Garlic, finely mincedReduced-sodium Soy SauceChicken Broth or Chicken StockLight Brown SugarRed Pepper Flake or Onion Powder and Garlic PowderCornstarch Equipment Needed to Slow Cook a Pork Tenderloin Slow CookerSaucepanMeasuring CupsMeasuring Spoons How to Make Pork Tenderloin in the Crock Pot These are the basic steps for making slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
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Garlic Crockpot Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours 10 minutes
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1.5 pounds boneless pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cold water

Instructions

  • In a large 12-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until it is simmering and hot.
  • Season the tenderloin on all sides with salt and pepper. Brown the tenderloin for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker. Add the garlic to the drippings in the skillet and stir constantly over medium heat until the garlic is aromatic and golden, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the soy sauce, broth, brown sugar and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over tenderloin. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours until the meat is tender.
  • Once pork is cooked, remove the it from the slow cooker to a plate.  Because it’s so tender, it may fall apart.
  • Pour sauce into a medium saucepan and cook on medium high heat until simmering.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth forming a slurry.
  • Whisk the slurry into the simmering sauce. Bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.
  • Add the pork and heat through.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow directions in the recipe card.
  • Add fresh herbs: Fresh parsley or basil.
  • Enhance: Feel free to add Oregano, Rosemary, Paprika.
  • Variation tip: Honey add nice flavor to this tenderloin.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Do it all in the Instant pot, brown, cook and thicken the sauce. It should cook for roughly 15 minutes per pound.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot, pork tenderloin, slow cooker

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    • I have been cooking this recipe for over a decade. I always made it before going to work to have it ready when I get home and it has always been perfect.

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