Crock pot pork tenderloin. This recipe makes an incredibly tender, moist,flavorful pork tenderloin with a fabulous pan sauce/gravy. All from scratch-no canned soup!
Why is it 0ne of my favorite slow cooker pork tenderloin recipes, you ask? Well, I’m so happy you inquired!!!
First of all, the flavor of this pork with the sauce is really, really, really delicious. Sweet, a little tangy and a bit herbaceous. Ahhhhh, YUM!
Let’s be honest with each other here, isn’t is really all about the flavor.
Secondly, you have to love the amazing tenderness long, slow cooking in a crock pot produces.
No heating up your entire house to roast the meat in the oven! So, this recipe works well year ’round.
As far as crock pot Pork Tenderloin Recipes go, this recipe is in the crock pot rock star category!
It’s pretty much a dump and go crock pot recipe. No browning the meat or lots of veggies to cut.
All you need to chop is half an onion and in a time pinch you can even skip it with pretty dang good results or substitute it for a tablespoon or so of dried minced onion.
There’s something about bringing a platter of roasted meat to the dinner table that just says “Home” to me.
I think it’s because growing up, it was rare that my whole immediate family would eat dinner together. My father owned his own business and had to work extremely long hours to bring home the bacon, so to speak.
Once or twice a week, generally on weekends, we would get to enjoy a family meal together. Sundays dinners were my favorite.
My daddy was a meat and potatoes kind of man so my mom would make a delicious roast with wonderful side dishes.
That was Home to me. My family all together.
My grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins would be there often and we would sit around the table for hours eating, laughing, telling old family stories and talking.
Talking, talking, talking oh my heavens my family could, and still does, talk!
But a roast has always been on the table!
Again, this recipe couldn’t be easier.
Chop the onion or substitute it with dried minced onions, add all the sauce/marinade ingredients to the crock pot, stir, and add the pork and coat. Oh, then turn the crock pot on and thicken the cooking liquid on the stove top.
EASY!!! Then, after a few hours you a have a delicious meal of crock pot pork tenderloin!!!
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to pour the sauce into a saucepan and thicken it, don’t skip the sauce all together.
The sauce is out of this world delicious and really is what separates this slow cooker pork tenderloins from all the others.
If you don’t mind the sauce a little on the thin side, just pouring the liquid straight from the crock pot over the rested, sliced pork.
Make sure the platter you serve it has a slight depression and or a raised edge on the side to accommodate the sauce.
The longer you cook this in the crock pot, obvious, the more tender the meat gets.
The only reason I bring this up is, the more tender the pork, the more difficult it is to get clean slices of meat.
It begins to shred. Nothing at all wrong shredded meat at all, just want you to have all the facts so all your expectations are met 🙂
Speaking of shredded meat, this makes incredible shredded meat sandwiches. I think it’s key to thicken the sauce if you intend to use it for sandwiches.
Otherwise, your sandwiches will be too soggy.
Here’s my favorite Crock Pot
I love the large capacity of this crock pot, the removable easy clean crock, and the fact that it’s programmable!
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Crock Pot Pork Chops – Mushroom gravy layered on top of tender moist pork chops!
Crock Pot Lasagna – Layers of pasta, creamy cheese, sausage, and fresh basil, a hearty and delicious meal!
Crock Pot Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup – Meaty and hearty , loaded with flavor!
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Onion Minced
- 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary
- 1 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
- 1 Teaspoons Dried Thyme Leaves
- 1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
- 2 Pork Tenderloins
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons Cold Water
- 1. In a large Crock Pot add all the ingredients except the pork, cornstarch and water then mix until evenly combined. Add the pork and turn over to coat on all sides.
- 2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
- 3. Remove pork from Crock Pot and place on a serving dish and tent loosely with aluminum foil. Allow pork to rest for about 7 minutes.
- 4. Thicken the sauce while pork is resting; in a small bowl, mix cornstarch with the cold water until it's completely dissolved. Pour all the liquid from the Crock Pot into a small saucepan. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes until mixture thickens. Slice Pork and pour the thickened sauce over it and serve.