Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are amazing things. All they need is a few ingredients and time, and you’ve got a delicious meal just waiting for you to come home and enjoy. What’s really fantastic about them is that they’re so versatile. You don’t have to just make a stew every night, and you don’t need to suffer through the same flavors, the same ingredients, or even the same meats. It’s easy to try something new in a slow cooker, and it’s even better to find something new to enjoy. So try our amazing pork tenderloin in your slow cooker, and revamp your family dinner night!


2 lbs pork tenderloin
2 cups onion, sliced
½ cup water or meat broth of your choice
¾ cup red wine
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic
Black Pepper to taste

Pork Tenderloin

How to Make

Place your tenderloin in the slow cooker so that it sits at the bottom in relative comfort, and pour the water, wine, and soy sauce over it, until it sits in the middle of a little pond. If you’re concerned about the red wine, don’t worry. The alcohol content of it is cooked away, so that this meal can be enjoyed by all ages. Place the onions, garlic, and black pepper along the top of the tenderloin, and cover with a lid. Cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads at least 145F. This will ensure your pork is fully cooked, inside and out. Pull out and serve!

Why a Slow Cooker?

While it might seem like it should be just as easy to stuff the tenderloin in the oven, sometimes we need more time, or less heat. If you are in a warm area, and struggling to remain cool, turning on the oven is probably the last idea on your list. An oven requires less time to cook, but you do have to keep an eye on the tenderloin during that time. With a slow cooker, you turn it on, set a timer, and go about your business, without having to worry. It’s simple and easy, keeps the heat source contained, and can be placed anywhere you need it.

If you really can’t keep your house cool, you can even plug it into a socket in your garage, just to make sure it won’t heat up your house at all! An oven requires a lot more energy, a lot more heat, and doesn’t contain it quite as well. It can also be a hassle to clean, takes time to preheat, and needs all sorts of anti-stick items and aluminum foil and what not. The slow cooker is simple. Just toss in the ingredients and put a lid on.

Try out this recipe whenever you next have the time, and learn why many people are falling in love with slow cookers all over again. It’s simple, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort on your part, and you get it right every time!