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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin is slow cooked until tender and served with a sweet and savory sauce.

Two pieces of Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin on a platter with fresh rosemary.

Two Steps To Flavor

There are two steps to this recipe which really add a ton of flavor to the pork. Pork tenderloin can be a little boring if not flavored properly.

The pork is first coated in a spice rub and seared in a little oil. Then it is placed in a slow cooker along with some chicken broth, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce and a little ketchup. These ingredients create a wonderful garlic sauce with a little sweetness.

How To Thicken The Sauce

To thicken the sauce, you’ll transfer the cooking liquid to a saucepan and add a cornstarch slurry. Simmer for a few minutes to thicken.

Equipment Needed

How Long To Cook

Cooking time can vary greatly between slow cookers so it’s best to use the cooking time as an estimate. It should take 2 to 2 1/2 hours on HIGH or 4 to 5 hours on LOW, but it could be done in less time.

Pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Use an instant read thermometer to ensure it is done.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Recipe Tips

Be sure to use pork tenderloin and NOT pork loin. Pork Tenderloin is long and thin and usually comes packaged in pairs. Pork loin is more like a roast.

The rosemary can be left out or you can use thyme or oregano instead.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin on serving platter.

Spice It Up

If you want the sauce to be sweet and spicy, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the sauce.

What To Serve With Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin cut into slices.

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin is slow cooked until tender and served with a sweet and savory sauce.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 4 hours
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Pat the pork tenderloin dry with paper towels. Remove the silver skin.
    Note: The silver skin is a band of connective skin that will remain tough and chewy after cooking. It is a white band of connective tissue on one side of the pork.
  • Combine brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, thyme, paprika, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
    Rub spice mixture all over pork.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and sear on all sides.
  • Transfer pork to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together chicken broth, honey, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and rosemary.
    Pour over pork.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours or on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer cooking liquid to a saucepan. Whisk together cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water. Add to saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk until thickened.
  • Slice pork and serve with sauce.

Notes

Use an instant read thermometer to make sure pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Nutrition

Calories: 782kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: pork, slow cooker

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1 thought on “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin”

  1. I’ve made this a few times and it always turns out delicious. It’s always moist and flavourful. Thank for an awesome recipe.

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