sOur melt-in-your-mouth Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin makes its own gravy all from scratch with no canned soup! Perfect for a weeknight meal or Sunday supper for busy families!
What could be better than a set-it-and-forget-it Crock Pot pork tenderloin…one that makes a luxurious gravy with all the tasty juices from a slow cooker? Even your pickiest eaters will gobble up this amazing pork tenderloin slow cooker recipe. This simple pork tenderloin slow cooker recipe is so tender that you’re going to have a hard time keeping it on your fork!
If you have been looking for pork tenderloin slow cooker recipes Food Network will not yield many results because slow cookers aren’t typically used in televised cooking shows. But for us home cooks, the slow cooker is the Holy Grail of cooking for busy families who need to get a delicious dinner on the table in a hurry with little prep time. This meal will have your home smelling so good that your kids will put down their electronics and gather at the table!
How Do You Make Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin?
It really is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Combine liquids and aromatics in the slow cooker, then add pork and coat on all sides.
- Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
- Remove pork and while it’s resting prepare a cornstarch slurry with the leftover juices on your stovetop.
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**WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE**
- It’s one of my all-time Easiest and Tastiest crockpot recipes.
- The Sauce is so yummy and the crock pot does almost all of the work to create that great flavor!
- This is so delicious it’s good enough to serve to company.
How Long Does It Take To Cook Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin?
How long to cook pork loin in a crock pot will, of course, depend on its size. Because this is a lean cut of meat, check it after 6 hours – that may be long enough. Here are some recommended cooking times for slow cookers:
- Pork Tenderloin 3-4 lbs. 6-8 hours on low 4-6 hours on high
- Larger Pork Roast 6-7 lbs. 8-10 hours on low 6-8 hours on high
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Onion Minced
- 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 Pork Tenderloins
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons Cold Water
- 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.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
- 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.
- 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.
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Recipe Notes for Crockpot Pork Tenderloin:
Sauce/Gravy: The sauce is really fabulous, but if you don’t want to make the cornstarch slurry and don’t mind the sauce on the thin side, you can just pour it straight from the crockpot and spoon it over the pork. It also makes a great au jus sauce for dipping pork tenderloin sandwiches.
Silver Skin: Pork Tenderloin is surrounded by a tough membrane called silver skin. Because it doesn’t dissolve or break down during cooking and if not removed will be tough and chewy.
To remove silver skin:
- Grab the tenderloin at one end.
- Gently pierce an opening between the silver skin and the tenderloin and cut down 1 inch to create a tab you can grab onto.
- Hold the tab and guide the knife down and, at the same time, pull the silver skin away from the flesh, making it easier to cut it away and off the tenderloin.
Crust: If you like your pork with a crust, sear it very quickly in a cast iron pan before adding to the slow cooker. You don’t want it to cook, just brown. Remember-this step is purely optional. I love how this dish comes out without searing, so I generally skip it, in favor of ease of preparation.
Leftovers: If you happen to have any leftovers, this makes incredible shredded meat sandwiches.
Temperature: Generally, when I cook Pork tenderloin in the crockpot, I don’t pull out my instant read thermometer. The pork can generally be sliced with a dull spoon so I know it’s cooked enough.
If you’re concerned for any reason, or just want to double check, the safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F, leaving it just a little bit pink in the middle and tender and juicy. (Click here for more information on pork cooking times.)
What Is The Difference Between Pork Loin And Pork Tenderloin
When asked, many people don’t know there is a difference between pork loin and tenderloin. The two cuts really are fairly different and preparing and cooking them, in the same way, will result in many a failed recipe.
Pork Tenderloins: Also referred to as pork fillet and pork tender, tenderloins are taken from the muscle that runs alongside the backbone of the pig and are therefore boneless. Because of its delicate flavor, tenderness, and finely grained texture, it is a popular choice among pork lovers.
Pork Tenderloin is considered the most tender cut of pork available and is a very delicately flavored meat.
This Crock Pot pork tenderloin recipe is by far our favorite. It’s great for warmer days when you don’t feel like turning the stove on, in we love it in the cooler months during fall and winter because it’s total comfort food! If you’re looking for another delicious fall pork tenderloin recipe check out our Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears.
Pork Loin: This thick cut is taken from the pig’s back, in the area located below the shoulder and extending all the way down to the leg. The term ‘pork loin’ is used for various cuts that come from this particular area. Pork loin is typically available either with bones or boneless. It is mild-flavored with a hefty layer of fat which can be trimmed if so desired.
How About a Few More Delicious Crock Pot Recipes…
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- Crock Pot Lasagna – Layers of pasta, creamy cheese, sausage, and fresh basil, a hearty and delicious meal!
- Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup- this easy, healthy, Chicken Noodle Soup takes just a few minutes of prep time and makes a delicious, rich soup loaded with goodies!
- Crock Pot Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup – Meaty and hearty, loaded with flavor!
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- Crockpot Pulled Pork– Our Crockpot Pulled Pork recipe is the perfect combo of BBQ flavor, great spice, and simple prep. Your family will LOVE this second-to-none BBQ style feast!
- Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops – Our Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops are Super Tender and Juicy and smothered in lotsa creamy gravy that has just the right amount of ranchy zing!
- Pulled Chicken – Our pulled chicken slow cooker recipe is super easy with a sweet and spicy tang that makes the perfect weeknight meal time and time again.
Side dishes to Partner with Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin:
- Paula Deen Corn Casserole – Off the charts delicious, this Paula Deen Corn Casserole is one of my family’s favorite dishes EVER! A Creamy Corn Casserole perfect with almost everything!
More Pork Recipes…
- Instant pot pork chops are a tried and true weeknight staple. These beauties are cooked in garlic, wine, and mushroom soup and smothered in a thick gravy