Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin is a little savory, a little sweet, and a whole lot DELICIOUS! And the best part? It’s made in the slow cooker so it is hands-off and so easy. Once you try this recipe, you’ll want to make it every week!

Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

I love making this pork tenderloin when I’m just sick of chicken. Anybody else ever feel that way? Sometimes I just can’t get myself to even look at another chicken breast, haha! Whenever I’m feeling that way, I like to make pork tenderloin. It’s a yummy but lean cut of meat that’s easy to cook and simple to season. It goes with so many different flavors.

You might be a little surprised at what’s in this one, but just trust the process. It ends up so delicious, and it only requires 6 ingredients that I’m positive you already have in your fridge at home.

  • pork tenderloin (not a pork loin! pork loin isn’t nearly as tender)
  • honey
  • ketchup (trust me on this one)
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • minced garlic
  • yellow mustard
honey garlic pork tenderloin

How to Make Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is so simple to make. All you have to do is make a yummy and thick sauce by combining the honey, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and mustard on the stove over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer until the mixture is thickened. A good test to determine if a sauce is thickened enough is to check whether or not the sauce can coat the back of a spoon. If the sauce slides right off the spoon when you dip it in, it’s not ready. It should cling to the spoon once you lift it out of the pot. This should take about 10 minutes, but may be longer or shorter.

After you’ve made your sauce, add that and your pork tenderloin to your slow cooker (you can find all of my slow cooker essentials here) and cook on low for 5-6 hours. The pork should be cooked through and tender, and you should be able to shred it super easily! I always cook pork tenderloin on low, not high, because I think it ends up more tender that way.

Serve your pork with rice or over mashed potatoes for a supper yummy and cozy meal. You can serve this with steamed or roasted veggies on the side for a well-balanced meal. I like to sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the meet for a fun garnish.

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Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin is a little savory, a little sweet, and a whole lot DELICIOUS! Try it for dinner.


  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 honey

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 ketchup

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp 2 minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp 2 yellow mustard

  • 2 lbs 2 pork tenderloin


  • To a saucepan, add the honey, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and mustard, and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the pork tenderloin to a greased slow cooker and pour the sauce over the top. Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or until pork is cooked through.
  • Shred pork in the slow cooker and stir well to coat with the sauce. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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  1. I tried this recipe and I don’t know if I’d make it again. It tasted a little off. I added brown sugar and that helped. It was okay with rice and broccoli but overall 5/10. Fun recipe to try though. My palate is different and maybe you’ll LOVE this. My brother did, but I was indifferent to it

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