The Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin is delicious, tender, and very simple to prepare! There is very little preparation needed for this slow cooker pork tenderloin, which has a variety of spices added to the barbecue sauce.
Everyone enjoys the Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin recipe since it’s simple, no-fuss, and delicious whether served with brown rice or homemade mashed potatoes.
Pork Loin vs. Pork Tenderloin
Make sure you use pork tenderloin for this dish since pork loin and pork tenderloin are two different types of meat that cannot be substituted.
Both pieces are lean, but roast pork tenderloin is what I cook the most as it doesn’t take long. When I’m going to be gone, I love to make this recipe since it makes the ideal dinner when I get back.
The length of the pork tenderloin is around a foot. About 1 lb will be the weight of each tenderloin.
Pork loin is thicker and resembles a roast more due to the fat cap on top. It will be closer to 3–4 pounds in weight. (Recipe for pork loin here).
How to Prepare Pork Tenderloin in a Crockpot?
Easy was what I meant when I started it! This recipe only requires two steps.
- The sauce ingredients are combined with a whisk.
- Then, leave after pouring it over the tenderloin! You could also combine the ingredients in the Crock Pot, add the pork, and then roll it in the sauce to save a dish!
Wait, what? Remember to turn on your Crock Pot! That’s truly all there is to it, in all seriousness.
How Much Time Does a Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Take?
Depending on the size, cooking time on the “high” setting should be between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. Make sure the interior temperature is at least 145°F by conducting a temperature test.
This pork tenderloin was cooked in the sauce’s juices, making it very juicy and fall-apart tender. Yum!
What to serve with pork tenderloin cooked slowly?
On a weeknight, pork tastes fantastic over crusty bread with a quick and simple kale salad on the side. Pork always pairs well with sweet potatoes.
My all-time favorite way to enjoy this recipe’s spices is to serve it with a side of Mexican corn and delectable potato packets.
How to Handle Leftovers?
This difficulty, though, you won’t mind having.
if there are any leftovers at all!
In the Fridge: It can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days when placed in an airtight container or zippered bag.
Store in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer, just like you would in the refrigerator. It has a three-month freeze term.
Reheat slowly on the stovetop or in the microwave in 80-second intervals to thaw. Defrost in the refrigerator.
Avoid re-cooking meat while it is being heated to avoid toughening it, but make sure it is blistering hot!
- 2 pounds of pork tenderloin
- 2 cups bbq sauce
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Pork tenderloin should be added to a 6-quart slow cooker.
- BBQ sauce, mustard, chili powder, kosher salt, and any additional spices you’d like (see notes) should all be combined.
- Place the cover on the slow cooker and pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the pork tenderloin.
- Cook the pork tenderloin at 145°F for 4 hours on low or 2 and a half hours on high.
- Take out of the slow cooker, then let stand for 10 minutes. Slice, then add sauce.
- 1/2 tsp. oregano (adds an herbal note)
- 1/4 tsp. cumin (adds a nutty flavor)
- smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon (adds a smoky flavor)
- Cayenne pepper or 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (adds heat/spice)