The Best Crock-Pot Pork Tenderloin is a mouthwatering and easy recipe that you’re going to want to make over and over again! It truly has such a wonderful flavor and is one of my all-time favorite dishes.
For the perfect pairing may I suggest orzo with parmesan and peas, the tastiest side dish (Added bonus, it’s kid-approved!).
Benefits of Crockpots (AKA slow cooker)
Crockpots have a multitude of functions. Not only do they help cook for us while we are busy at work or running errands, but they also engulf the home with a wonderful aroma. Pork is one of my favorites to slow cook because of how the tenderloin easily pulls apart and melts in your mouth. As you may already know, pork can quickly become overcooked and dried out. Using a slow cooker (or Crock-Pot) ensures a foolproof way to get the juiciest meat every time.
Why I Use Crockpots
One less thing for me to do, as the tenderloin sits in the cooker roasting away and my house smells of beautiful flavors all blending together. Now I can take that extra few minutes and feel like I’m on top of the world before I resume folding laundry, cleaning the floors, and chasing a crazy two-year-old who refuses to put on pants ninety percent of the time. I’m all for spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing a meal I love, but being a mom means sometimes playing blocks, wiping little noses, and just watching out so nobody plummets off the couch head first is a top priority.
So as I continue to be busy as the rest of the world, I thought I would share a recipe that helps not only the stay-at-home mommies/daddies, but also the ones who work so hard that can’t be home all day to cook. If your someone who works away from home I suggest buying a programmable crockpot so that it automatically turns to warm when the cooking time has ended. Everyone deserves to come home to a warm, home-cooked meal!
- 2 pounds of pork tenderloin (I use two small tenderloins from Trader Joe’s)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1.5 tablespoons of yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 Shallot chopped
- Turn crockpot on to low
- In large measuring cup add all the ingredients for the marinade and whisk
- Place tenderloin in crockpot and pour over the marinade
- Cook on low for about 4 hours for two small tenderloins or about 5 hours for one large piece
- Slice and serve pouring the juices over the meat
- Recommended but not necessary: Turn the pork twice to ensure even cooking at 2 hours and 4 hours, pouring the juices all over
- Category: Main Dish
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 410
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 1030mg
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 50g
- Cholesterol: 145mg
Other Delicious Recipes to Try
Yes, Crock-Pot is a trademark name for the slow cooker.
No, the meat will spend to much time, temperature wise, in the “danger zone (40F-140F)”. This can allow unhealthy bacteria to grow and is not a suggested method for cooking pork tenderloin.
The suggested temperature for pork tenderloin is 145F.