pork tenderloin

Slow Cooker Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin isn’t the easiest of pork cuts to cook. If you don’t cook it properly, it could end up a tough mess, too chewy to eat. That’s why a lot of home cooks feel intimidated with the idea of cooking pork tenderloin.

Unless they’ve got a crockpot, that is.

With a crockpot, pork tenderloin can really become so tender that it shreds easily when pulled apart with a fork. And that is what this sweet-sour crockpot pork tenderloin is – so tender it’s easy to shred, tasting divine, and nearly effortless to make.

A little side note: If you have access to heritage pork, pasture raised, etc., I highly recommend that you try that meat. It is absolutely delicious, and it’s a bit more humane… as humane as a meat product can be. I know it’s a bit more expensive, but it can really make for a nice dinner and a delicious flavor!

Five minutes of work and six hours in a crockpot – that’s all the time and effort this sweet-sour crockpot pork tenderloin needs. And boy, not only is it tender but it’s so very tasty, having been cooked for that long in a gravy made with broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper flakes. It can make any weeknight meal so special, and it’s good enough for dinner parties too. This delicious dish is from Robyn of Add a Pinch.

Ingredients

1 2-3 pound boneless pork tenderloin
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place pork tenderloin into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over pork and set the timer for your slow cooker. (6-8 hours on Low)
  2. Once pork tenderloin has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about ¼ – ½ cup of gravy over pork tenderloin.
  3. Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Add a Pinch.

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