Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Comforting Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is an easy dinner recipe packed with potatoes and carrots, then slowly simmered in a savory, robust sauce.

Slow cookers are a great way to cook any type of pork. One of our favorites is slow cooker pork chops, but today we’re tackling a pork tenderloin. And it’s easier than ever!

pork tenderloin with potatoes and carrots

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Thank you to A.1. Sauce for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Baby, it’s cold outside! The weather is dipping down colder than I prefer which means it is the time of year that I want to stay cozy and warm under a blanket and not fuss about anything at all. It’s also the time of the year that I enjoy cooking the most. Schedules slow down and dinner cooking adds a warmth to the house that brings a smile to my face.

I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try, giving tweaks and twists to classic, comforting recipes. Pork tenderloin is fantastic cooked in and out of the slow cooker. You just can’t go wrong with this lean cut of meat. For something different, I made a bold-flavored pork tenderloin with new potatoes and chopped carrots slow cooked to fork-tender. I knew my husband and son would quickly fall in love with this meat and potatoes dinner, but I was surprised how much my little Kinslee, who tends to be a picky eater, dug right to this dinner after dance one evening!

slow cooker pork tenderloin with veggies

Sauce For Slow Cooker Pork

This easy, 5-minute sauce has a bold flavor that just tastes cozy. A.1. Sauce is the star of this recipe. Chefs and home cooks have been using A.1. Sauce since 1862 to bring versatility and bold flavors to dishes. Don’t be fooled…A.1. Sauce is not just for steaks and burgers. You can add the bold flavor to chicken, vegetarian dishes and pork recipes such as this.  A.1. Sauce makes almost everything taste better!

Along with the A.1. Sauce, I added HEINZ Ketchup, a little apple juice for sweetness, garlic, pepper and a hint of coriander to add a warm, nutty flavor. We like to toss in about two tablespoons of diced jalapeno pepper for a little spice, but this is totally optional. You can leave the jalapeno out altogether, or double it if you’d like an extra kick!

slow cooker pork tenderloin sauce

Do I need to sear meat before slow cooking?

Searing the meat before slow cooking might seem like a wasted extra step, but I highly recommend not skipping it. Searing helps the meat to develop more of a complex flavor. The meat will get slightly caramelized on the outside as you sear it, which will make the pork have a deep, rich flavor.

To sear the pork, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork tenderloin and allow it to sizzle and sear for a minute or two on each side.

Searing takes less than 10 minutes and it is totally worth the time!

A plate of food and a bottle on a table, with Ketchup

Potatoes, Carrots and Pork

For ease, I used new potatoes in this recipe. New potatoes are small, nearly bite-size potatoes that take virtually no preparation. If you’d like, you can use a larger potato and cut it into chunks before adding it to the slow cooker. I also added carrots and onion. Get creative and add veggies that you know your family will love!

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

Since this has veggies included, it is really an easy, all-in-one meal easy enough for busy weeknights. If you’d like, you can add a side of biscuits or rolls and a side salad. This makes the slow cooker pork tenderloin an ideal dinner to serve to guests also.

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slow cooker pork tenderloin
slow cooker pork tenderloin

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

4.82 from 11 votes
Comforting Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is an easy dinner recipe packed with potatoes and carrots, then slowly simmered in a savory, robust sauce.
Servings 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ½ pounds pork tenderloin
  • ½ cup A.1. Sauce
  • 1 cup HEINZ Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 ½ pounds new potatoes (scrubbed and cleaned)
  • 3 carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced and chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Rub the salt and pepper over the pork tenderloin.
  • Sear the pork tenderloin until all sides are browned.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Add the potatoes, sliced carrots and onion.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the A.1. Sauce, HEINZ Ketchup, pepper, juice, and spices. Mix well.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork and vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours until the potatoes are tender the pork loin can be easily shredded with a fork.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 10 people, with 1 serving being 1/10 of the recipe. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 1628mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3255IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Calories 503

 

 

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Micki
4 years ago

Holy Cow, this looks amazing! Your recipes are some of the ones I feel comfortable making and serving to anyone without having to try before hand. Thank you for all the effort you put into your work! I’ve trusted many recipes prior to making them and serving them and realized something was wrong. That has rarely happened with yours and I’m sure it was something I did wrong. This is definitely on my must cook list!

Beth
4 years ago

Could I use a Chuck roast instead of pork? Same ingregiemts etc?

Vicki
4 years ago

Oh my this is so delish!! I sent this to both my 16 yr old daughter and my husband when I saw this coming through on an email. Hubby made this yesterday and I will tell you it was amazing! It was a bit hot and we didn’t use jalapenos (hubby doesn’t like anything with peppers & jalapenos sometimes makes me ill). I don’t know if next time we should reduce the pepper and maybe the A1 in crockpot but something was making it a little too hot. Or maybe there’s something to add more of to “cool” it off… Read more »

Chris
4 years ago

5 stars
This came out so good!????

Courtney
3 years ago

5 stars
This is a fool-proof recipe – my entire family loves it and my husband requests it alllll the time! Thanks for a great recipe!

Kevin Allbee
2 years ago

This turned out so well. I forgot Apple juice and substituted Apple sauce. Thank you for the great recipe. It will be used again.

Distressed
2 years ago

Ahhh ! I am currently making this and put the veggies on the bottom will that effect anything ?

Jean Oswald
2 years ago

Awhat is A1 sauce?

Janie Escobar
2 years ago

5 stars
I had used potatoes in a previous recipe, so, I substituted the potatoes for asparagus, celery, and bell pepper. For the ketchup, I used Whataburger’s spicy ketchup, which had a little bit of Sriacha hot sauce in it. It came out fantastic!!!!

Dusty Garison
7 months ago

5 stars
I made this pretty much exactly as directed but added a couple of stalks of celery, washed and cut into 1″ chunks. Everything was delicious and fall-apart tender! Thanks for a “keeper” of a recipe, and for the great tip about browning the meat before putting it in the slow cooker. We really enjoyed it!

Kaite
6 months ago

5 stars
My husband loved it — Fell apart, nice flavor, vegetables were very soft but tasty.