Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin is tender and juicy and very easy to make! This slow cooker pork tenderloin has a combination of spices added to barbecue sauce and requires very little prep.
Pork Tenderloin vs. Pork Loin
Pork loin and pork tenderloin are two different cuts of meat and cannot be used interchangeably so be sure you’re using pork tenderloin for this recipe.
Both cuts are lean and and I most often make roast pork tenderloin as it doesn’t take all that long. I love this recipe when I’m going to be out of the house, the perfect meal to come home to.
- Pork Tenderloin is thin and about 1 foot long. Each tenderloin will weigh about 1lb.
- Pork Loin is thicker and looks more like a roast with a fat cap on the top. It will weigh closer to 3-4 lbs. (Pork loin recipe here).
How to Make Crockpot Pork Tenderloin
When I said easy, I meant easy! There are only two steps for this recipe.
- Whisk the sauce ingredients together.
- Pour it over the tenderloin and walk away! To save a dish, you could even whisk the ingredients right in the Crock Pot, then add the pork and roll it in the sauce!
Oh, wait. Don’t forget to turn your Crock Pot on! Seriously, that’s really all there is to it.
NOTE: Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat and can dry out if overcooked. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer and remove from the slow cooker at 145°F. Rest 10 minutes before cutting.
How Long Does Pork Tenderloin Take in the Crock Pot?
Depending on the size, cooked on the “high” setting it should take about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, start to finish. You will want to test the internal temperature to make sure it is at least 145°F. This pork tenderloin is fall-apart tender and juicy from cooking in the juices from the sauce! Yum!
What to Serve with Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
What To Do With Leftovers
Now here’s a problem you won’t mind having…if you even have any leftovers!
- In the Fridge: When stored in an airtight container or zippered bag, it can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- In the Freezer: Just like in the fridge, store in an airtight container or freezer bag! It can be frozen for up to three months.
- To Thaw: Defrost in the fridge, and reheat slowly on the stovetop, or in the microwave in 80-second intervals.
Recooked meat gets tough, so be careful not to cook it again during the heating process… but definitely do get it piping hot!
Crock Pot Pork tenderloin
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 2 cups bbq sauce
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Add pork tenderloin to a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Combine bbq sauce, mustard, chili powder, and kosher salt (and any other spices you'd like, see notes).
- Pour bbq sauce mixture over the pork tenderloin and add the lid to the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 2- 2 ½ hours or low for 4 hours, until the pork tenderloin reaches 145°F.
- Remove from the slow cooker and rest 10 minutes. Slice and serve with sauce.
- ½ teaspoon oregano (adds an herbal note)
- ¼ teaspoon cumin (adds a nutty flavor)
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (adds a smoky flavor)
- ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder or a pinch of cayenne (adds some heat/spice)
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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