Tasty Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Beef & Pork  |  Published Jun 24, 2021  |  Updated May 11, 2020  |  By Tawnie

pork tenderloin in a white bowl with broccoli and rice

We’re hooked on this super tasty slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe because:

  1. It’s way too hot to turn on the oven right now and
  2. It’s restaurant quality with Asian flavor vibes!

Pork tenderloin is a lean and delicately flavored meat. Since the meat is lean, it takes to marinades and sauces very well and cooks up perfectly in the slow cooker.

Anytime we want an easy, yet delectably delicious meal, the slow cooker does the trick.

tasty pork tenderloin covered in sauce with rice and broccoli in a white bowl on a blue striped napkin

Lately our favorite crock pot/slow cooker meals for dinner have been this Chicken Chili and these steak bites served with rice and veggies.

We have loved including this tasty slow cooker pork tenderloin into our menu rotation because it’s unique in flavor and makes for perfect leftovers for lunch the next day.

Plus, I’m all about making dinner recipes as low prep as possible without compromising taste or flavor!

Ingredients You Need

ingredients needed to make an asian pork tenderloin
  • Pork Tenderloin: I used about two, 1 lb. tenderloins. You will want to look for the long piece of meat (about 7-8 inches) and not a pork loin.
  • Broth: The recipe calls for chicken broth but you can use vegetable broth or beef broth too.
  • Soy sauce: low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Brown sugar: a little bit of brown sugar adds just enough sweetness to balance out the salty notes.
  • Hoisin: the hoisin adds umami – sweet and tangy!
  • Sesame oil: it provides wonderful flavor and fragrance to the pork. Use toasted sesame oil for a deeper flavor.
  • Garlic and ginger: fresh preferred for optimal flavor
  • Cornstarch: Helps to thicken the sauce

How to cook pork tenderloin in the crock pot

step by steps making pork tenderloin in the crock pot
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the sauce in a large measuring cup or mason jar.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pork.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  5. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board.
  6. Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium sized saucepan. Use an immersion blender to smooth out the sauce if preferred.
  7. Heat the sauce over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  8. Add cornstarch slurry to sauce and simmer until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  9. Slice or shred the pork, pour sauce over the pork and serve with rice and veggies.

Tips for slow cooker pork tenderloin

  • This recipe calls for 2 pork tenderloins (~2- 2 1/2 lbs) but you can easily halve the recipe if needed.
  • There is a difference between a pork loin and pork tenderloin. This recipe calls for using pork tenderloins (the longer, thinner meat). A pork loin is about 3-4 lbs. each and a pork tenderloin will weigh about 1 lb.
  • Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in the largest part of the tenderloin (usually in the middle) reads 145°F.
  • If you want to bake in the oven, bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until they reach 145°F.
  • Slice or shred the pork, it works either way. Up to you!
tasty pork tenderloin covered in sauce with rice and broccoli in a white bowl

How long to cook pork tenderloin

You will want to cook this pork tenderloin on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 4-6 hours for fall-apart, tender, juicy pork.

What to do with leftovers

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for lunch or leftovers for dinner for up to 3 days.
  • You can also freeze for up to 3 months and when ready to eat, defrost in the fridge and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

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Tasty Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

This ultra tasty slow cooker pork tenderloin is cooked in an umami Asian sauce, is easy to prepare and bursts with flavor. We love serving it over white rice and with roasted broccoli.
5 from 5 reviews
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. pork tenderloin (or 2 loins)

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth (or beef)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, minced

Instructions

  • Whisk all of the ingredients for the sauce in a large measuring cup or mason jar. (Only add 1 Tbsp. cornstarch into the sauce, reserve the other Tbsp. for later).
  • Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork. Spoon some of the sauce on top of the pork to coat. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. (Internal temperature using a meat thermometer should read 145°F)
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium sized saucepan. Use an immersion blender to smooth out the sauce if preferred.
  • Heat the sauce over medium heat and bring to a simmer. If you prefer the sauce to be thicker, stir together the remaining 1 Tbsp. cornstarch with 1-2 Tbsp. water to create a slurry. Whisk into the sauce and simmer for about 1 minute or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Slice or shred the pork, pour sauce over the pork and serve with rice and veggies.

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Notes

  • Serve with roasted broccoli, asparagus, brown rice, cauliflower rice, Brussels, etc.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (no rice) | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

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cyndy
1 year ago

This is so delicious. I love the sweet and savory flavor. Cinnamon and Allspice are perfect with pork – thanks for the inspiration!

Erika
1 year ago

I love pork tenderloin and the slow cooker makes it so easy!

Haley D. Williams
1 year ago

Great recipe! Makes such a tender lean pork dinner

Jen
1 year ago

This was so easy to make! Thank you so much for such a delicious dinner.

Anita
1 year ago

Such a nice and easy recipe to prepare pork tenderloin. It’s a nice way to use my slow cooker to prepare easy dishes like this. 🙂

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