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Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect addition to your family’s weekly menu. It’s easy to make, and full of flavor. A nice change from chicken!

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This Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect addition to your family's weekly menu. It's easy to make, and full of flavor. A nice change from chicken!

I’m back with another pork tenderloin recipe. The Roasted Chili Maple Pork Tenderloin I shared back in November was my introduction to cooking with pork tenderloin and it turns out many of you love this cut of meat too. I’m amazed how much my entire family loves it and I can’t believe I have avoided cooking it for so long.

This time, I decided to try something different and cook it using my slow cooker. Yep, that tenderloin was cooked in the slow cooker and finished off under the broiler. I tried this new-to-me-method after seeing a recipe for Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin in The Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen (if you missed it, I’m giving away a copy of this cookbook plus 3 others this week here). I wanted so bad to make the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin recipe but I was missing some pretty key ingredients so I had to improvise and try something a little different.

I mentioned in my healthy cookbook giveaway post yesterday (go enter!) that I absolutely love America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks because I always learn something new from them. Recently I learned how to bake lentils when I made this Lentil Salad with Carrots and Cilantro from their  New Family Cookbook and I will use that method for cooking lentils from now on.

This Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect addition to your family's weekly menu. It's easy to make, and full of flavor. A nice change from chicken!

What I learned this time was to cook the tenderloin with a sauce in the slow cooker first, for about 1-2 hours, then finish it off under the broiler. It turned out so moist and tender, I will most definitely use this method again.

I served the pork alongside some roasted broccoli (our go-to favorite) and green beans, and brown rice. It would be great with these delicious looking Super Easy Roasted Vegetables or these Roasted Autumn Vegetables.

My family inhaled it all. Gosh, I can’t tell you what an awesome feeling that is.

This Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect addition to your family's weekly menu. It's easy to make, and full of flavor. A nice change from chicken!

 

Looking for a new slow cooker? I love my Crock-Pot with Stove-Top Browning – the stove top browning feature was a total game changer for me!

 

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Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pork tenderloins - about 2 lbs
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange preserves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or pressed)
  • 1 inch cube of fresh ginger, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • sliced scallions, for serving

Directions:

  1. Combine soy sauce, orange preserves, garlic and grated ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Place pork tenderloins into a large slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over pork tenderloins and cook on low for 1 to 2 hours or until center of pork reaches 140 degrees (use a meat thermometer for this). (Note: I cooked for 1 hour and a half, it all depends on how hot your slow cooker runs.)
  3. Turn your broiler on. Set rack 6 inches below broiler.
  4. Carefully transfer pork to an aluminum foil lined rimmed baking sheet. Transfer cooking liquid from slow cooker into a small saucepan (when doing this it is best to place a small strainer over saucepan to separate the fat). Bring to a simmer over medium heat and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Spoon reduced sauce over pork (save any leftover sauce for serving). Broil pork for about 5 minutes until browned. Let rest for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board and slice into 1/4 -1/2 inch pieces. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and serve with any leftover sauce.

Cooking method from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution.

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16 Responses to “Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin Recipe”

  1. kim kopp {the best is yet come} posted February 2, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Pinning this to make soon! Tim LOVES these flavors and I LOVE my slow cooker so…. WIN. I buy all my pork from a local butcher who has their own farm! LOVE that. You can visit the farm…. so I buy resting assured that the animals are raised in a traditional, wonderful farm setting and humanely processed. Can’t wait to try this!!! PS ~ Love the pictures. The lighting is beautiful.

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted February 2, 2015 at 7:12 am

    We love Asian pork tenderloin but I’ve never thought to finish under the broiler!! Such a great method!!

  3. Carol posted February 2, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I’d like to use this on chicken, don’t eat pork…how long do you think in the slow cooker for boneless chicken breasts?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted February 2, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Funny, Carol I was thinking the same thing about trying it with chicken breasts. I’ve been cooking chicken breasts in the slow cooker for about 3 hours on high and they’ve been just fine. Would think 4-5 hours on low? I’m going to try it and finish in broiler and see how it turns out…if you try it first let me know.

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted February 2, 2015 at 8:34 am

    This pork tenderloin is so moist and juicy. Love that you made it in the slow cooker.

  5. Erica posted February 2, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Looks PERFECTLY cooked!!

  6. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek posted February 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Great idea to finish it under the broiler. That is what my husband doesn’t like about pork tenderloins, they cook so fast you don’t get that nice brown exterior.

  7. KalynsKitchen posted February 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Intrigued by this cooking method; sounds good!

  8. Gaby posted February 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    This looks so moist and tender! I will be using this technique the next time I make tenderloin!

  9. Jenny Flake posted February 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    What a great idea! It looks so tender and delicious!!

  10. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted February 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    We’ve made many a pork tenderloin. But never in the slow cooker! What a great recipe. I love the flavors and the finish under the broiler.

  11. Emily posted February 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I love how simple this is to make, pork is always my default when it comes to using my slow cooker.

  12. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist posted February 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    That is one stunningly delicious pork tenderloin. I have never tried the slow cooker, very eager to give it a whirl.

  13. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted February 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    You are on fire girl! So many fabulous recipes in a row. I’m a huge fan of pork tenderloin and make it frequently. This is going on my “to make soon” list. Looks wonderful!

  14. Liz posted January 31, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  15. Liz posted April 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    We eat a lot of pork, but I have never made pork tenderloin in the slow cooker! My family would inhale it, too—I cannot wait to try it!!!

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