Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin has to be one of those oh so simple meals that everyone in my family loves.
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And because it is one of those recipes that you toss everything into the slow cooker, set the timer, and then voila, you have a delicious dish that is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or even when you are entertaining friends and family.

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This honey soy pork tenderloin recipe gets rave reviews around my house and friends always ask me for the recipe. It is sort of embarrassing to see their faces when I tell them how to make it. They usually say, “That’s it? That’s all you do?”


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It makes me feel like surely I should say something that takes a lot more time and energy on my part to produce, but there really isn’t much more I can say. It is one of the simplest recipes, yet produces so much flavor and a very, very tender pork tenderloin.


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I hope your family loves it as much as mine does.


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Here’s my oh so simple Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe.

4.8 from 10 reviews
Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch ground ginger
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
  • 1 (2½ - 3 pound) pork tenderloin
  1. Spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, steak seasoning, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup.
  3. Add pork tenderloin to the slow cooker insert and pour olive oil mixture over pork tenderloin. Set slow cooker for 4 hours on high setting or 6 hours on low setting.


Robyn xo


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  1. 42

    Florence says

    Hi there, I don’t own a slow cooker. I will put it in the oven in my cast iron pot at 350 and hope for the best. Having a dinner party tomorrow night – my turn to host our supper club. Hoping for the best with this method. If anyone has any tips before tomorrow night, please do share!

  2. 45

    Denise says

    Didn’t realize this was more like a pulled pork. Wouldn’t have not wasted a more expensive piece of meat! Will make it again, but with a shoulder cut instead.

  3. 46

    Jeff B says

    This dish is terrible! I’m surprised there are so many positive reviews here. I wouldn’t feed this to my dog!

    As a general rule, crock pot cooking works for fatty, low grade meat. This is what benefits from slow cooking.

    I was very skeptical that pork tenderloin would be good and that was proven when I tried today. The meat was tough and dry. We couldn’t even eat it!

    Pork tenderloin should be baked or lightly grilled and has no place in a crock pot!

      • 48

        David says

        It also turned out dry and tough for me. It probably depends on your cooker and the size of the tenderloin (long, narrow ones dry out faster), so people should probably monitor it carefully. According to “The Slow Cooker Revolution,” it should take 4 hours on low, or until the temperature reaches 145F. I’m going to try it again with a shorter cook time.

  4. 49

    Randy says

    Just to add to the slw cooker confusion…I think West Bend created the original Slo Cooker, a nonstick aluminum pot that sits in a nonstick cooking base. My first one lasted 30 years and I’m on my second one now. A crockpot has the ceramic insert. Of the two I prefer the Slo Cooker because it has better control over low/medium/high settings than all the crockpots I tried.

    That said, the recipe looks great, I’m trying it tomorrow. Thanks!

  5. 50

    Berni says

    Hi from wet and windy Wales , UK………. Montreal steak seasoning not available here, any suggestions what could be used ?

    The site makes me want to cook – and eat !!!!!!

    Best wishes Robyn, berni

  6. 51

    Deborah Kuypers says

    This was very good. I do use the plastic bags they have at the store for crockpots. Easy cleanup! My husband loved it.

  7. 52

    Roxanne says

    After it is cooked could it be thrown on the BBQ to crisp the outside and give that flavour or would that dry it out too much? Thanks for any input!

  8. 53


    This was delicious! My husband loved it. I had to replace tamari for soy for my dietary needs, but it still was amazing. It froze well too.

  9. 54

    Andrea says

    I just made this now and it was amazing! I follow a Paleo diet, so I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and it was still so good!

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    I wanted to tell you that I made this recipe on Saturday and my husband and I loved it. So easy and tasty and leftovers are awesome. I did substitute Tamari for Soy Sauce for my needs but it worked fine. Thank you!!! Knowing I have some in the freezer for busy days makes it easy!

  11. 56


    Wonderful recipe. Even my kids devoured it and they are very picky. I browned mine first and shortened the time. Grilling this next but will likely remove the montreal seasoning. Definitely a must do again.

  12. 57

    Stefanie says

    Oh my goodness – I made this last night and it was SO delicious and easy. I didn’t do any browning beforehand (just tossed the tenderloin right in) and it did get that nice brown crust on the outside. It was actually my first slow-cooker attempt so I’m really glad it turned out so well! It took about 5 hours on my slow cooker on the low setting for a 1-pound tenderloin to be done perfectly.

  13. 58

    Chelsea M. says

    Tried this for dinner tonight with roasted red potatoes on the side and it was delicious! I’m not the cook in the house my husband is but i have been really wanting to cook even if its easy stuff on the week days so he doesn’t have to after a long day at work, especially if its a late day, and this was super easy! even for me lol. would be great on rolls as like pulled pork sandwiches which we’ll be doing with the leftovers :) great recipe!

  14. 61

    Darrell says

    Want to make recipe what’s Montreal Steak Seasoning and can I replace it with another type seasoning?

  15. 63

    Sally says

    I tried this last night and I have to tell all, after cooking for over 60 years I’ve never found a recipe for tenderloin as wonderful as this. I can’t see how it could ever get the bark that shows in the picture so I gave mine a good browning in my best friend, the cast iron dutch oven. When the four hours were up it was falling apart and so tender and good. I’m warming it today for dinner and am anxious to do the beef. I love my crock pot and planning on getting a newer model with a timer on it. Since if you have to leave for awhile it will shut down to keep warm. I never found a way to cook tenderloin to give it such a wonderful flavor, they always seemed to me like a too lean pork chop. Next time I’ll try the white balsamic vinegar and see if there is any difference.
    Thanks for the recipe

  16. 65

    Alice Crawford says

    Sorry for all the mistakes.
    Crock pots come as two pieces but not when they were first introduced. The outer part is where the heating coils are contained, it was strongly recommended that this should never be submersed in water. Because the inner part was attached it was a challenge to really get it clean. After years of this nonsense someone finally came up with the GREAT IDEA to create a crock pot with a removable inside unit, now the crock (inner pot)can be lifted out and submerged into water.

    Moderator can and probably should remove my previous garbled post. My tongue breaks when I’m tired.

  17. 66

    Alice Crawford says

    Hey, I’m sorry to chime in hear but I only learned about slow cookers a couple of years ago so I know about the confusion.

    Slow cookers most recently come as a two part cooker. The outer part is where the heating coils are, and the at one time been with an attached crockery which could not be separated from that part. It was difficult to wash without getting water inside the “works” so now the newer one have a crockery pot which can be removed for cleaning after the cooking is over. It certainly is a lot better this way. Why they didn’t do that originally is like…who was the genius who finally put roller on luggage! Hope that clears it up for those who wondered.

    • 70

      Sally says

      If you have a slow cooker, you have an insert unless it got broken. It’s the ceramic pot that you put the food into.

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    I just did port tenderloin for the first time and wow! I am in love! This recipe looks so good and easy! Love it and I agree with Gaby. Perfect for entertaining!

  19. 75

    Bruce says

    I notice you mention liners in many of the slow cooking recipes and I’m new to slow cooking. Are liners necessary or is it just for easy clean up?

    • 76


      Hi Bruce,
      I don’t use a liner in my slow cookers. What I do mention is the slow cooker insert, meaning the crockery that comes with a slow cooker where the food actually is cooked. Hope that helps clear up any confusion I may have caused.


  20. 77

    Joyce says

    I laughed when you mentioned that people are shocked it is so easy. Our favorite recipe is very similar. All I do is put a beef brisket in the crockpot with a few garlic cloves and a dash of soy and Worstershire sauces. Nothing else and it makes the best brisket ever. I love crock pots. You have a great blog, thanks!


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