Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


This easy-to-put-together Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is braised in a sweet and savory garlic sauce.
*In testing this recipe in a 4-Qt. Slow Cooker, we found it took almost 2 hours for the tenderloins to reach 145˚F. Keep that in mind if you have a different size.*


Units Scale
  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 2 and 1/2 lbs. total
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, your favorite or homemade
  • 1/2 cup red wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika


  1. Trim and prepare the tenderloin following these instructions.
  2. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the tenderloins in the crock of a 6-quart slow cooker.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, wine or broth, honey or maple syrup, garlic, and paprika.
  5. Pour the sauce over the tenderloins. Cover and cook on high for 1 and ½ hours (or low for 4 hours) or until the internal temperature registers between 145 – 160˚F on an instant read thermometer depending upon your desired doneness.
  6. Transfer the tenderloins to a cutting board allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice into ½-inch slices.
  7. Return the slices back to the slow cooker, heat through, and serve.