Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Background and History:

Pork tenderloin slow-cooked to perfection is a beloved dish that brings tender, juicy, and flavorful results. Slow cooking allows the pork to absorb all the delicious flavors of the accompanying ingredients, making it a classic and comforting choice for family meals.

Serves: 4-6


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker)


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional for thickening the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons cold water (optional for thickening the sauce)


  • In a slow cooker, place the pork tenderloin.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken or vegetable broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, and ground ginger. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the pork is tender and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  • Optionally, to thicken the sauce, combine the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Stir it into the cooking liquid, and allow it to thicken.
  • Slice the cooked pork tenderloin and serve it with the delicious sauce.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 per serving
  • Protein: Around 30-35g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 10-15g
  • Fat: About 6-8g


  • This dish is highly customizable; you can add vegetables like carrots, onions, or potatoes to the slow cooker for a complete meal.
  • The sauce is a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, making it a favorite among many.
  • Pork tenderloin is a lean and healthy protein choice, and slow cooking ensures it remains juicy and tender.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be aware of potential allergens in the ingredients, and take into consideration specific dietary requirements.

This slow-cooked pork tenderloin recipe is a timeless classic. It’s not only incredibly easy to prepare but also delivers a mouthwatering, tender, and flavorful meal. Whether it’s for a busy weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this dish is sure to impress your taste buds.

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