Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
156 mins
Total Time:
176 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

This amazing pork tenderloin recipe is the perfect go-to dish for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Cooking it in the slow cooker ensures tender, juicy meat that is packed with flavor. The combination of spices and marinade creates a mouthwatering aroma that will have your taste buds begging for more. Serve this delicious dish with your favorite sides for a complete meal that is sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork tenderloin and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the pork tenderloin to the slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork tenderloin.
  4. Pour the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, and honey over the pork tenderloin.
  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6 hours or until the pork is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  6. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and let it rest for a few minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, strain the juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan with the juices, whisking constantly.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  9. Slice the pork tenderloin and serve with the thickened sauce on top.
  10. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Pork tenderloin is a lean and tender cut of meat that is low in fat and rich in protein.
  • Using a slow cooker allows the flavors to meld together and create a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pork tenderloin.
  • The combination of balsamic vinegar and honey adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish.
  • Leftover pork tenderloin can be used in sandwiches, salads, or stir-fried dishes for easy and tasty leftovers.