Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe


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Pork Tenderloin sorta makes me happy. Okay, I lied. This balsamic pork tenderloin really makes me happy.

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Let me tell ya why. It just couldn’t get any easier. Seriously.

Probably because it takes all of five minutes of my time to make, leaving my slow cooker to work its magic and make me look like the best cook ever.

Gosh, I love it when that happens.

You just open up a package of pork tenderloins from the grocery store, whisk up some simple ingredients that you have on hand in your pantry, toss it all into the slow cooker, set the timer, and then at supper time your family thinks you hung the moon – or something of grand proportions.

It’s awesome, I think.

Totally 100% awesome.

Or lazy. Or something.

But, whatever it is, I’m totally in love with the result it gives me with this fabulously tender, flavorful, and delicious balsamic pork tenderloin.

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If you’ve happened to try my Balsamic Beef recipe that I shared many, many, many months ago, then you’ll realize that this uses the same balsamic mixture that I use with the beef recipe.

Let me tell you something. If you’ve not tried that recipe, you really, really should take care of that right about now! (I’m kidding. Sorta)

Once you’ve cooked your balsamic pork tenderloins, they will literally being falling apart tender. I have to use tongs and a huge slotted spoon to get mine out of my slow cooker!

Once you remove your pork tenderloins, you can spoon over more of the balsamic gravy that has cooked with the pork or you can pour it into a saucepan and cook it until it has reduced by half for a thick, sweet, delicious glaze. Your call.

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For these photos, I couldn’t wait on cooking it to reduce. We were starving and I had to get supper on the table immediately!

I’m sure you all have experienced that a time or two in your lives.


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So, pull out that slow cooker and toss this in as soon as humanly possible. I promise you’ll thank me.

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Here’s my Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe. You are gonna LOVE it!

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe

4.85 from 112 votes
Balsamic Pork Tenderloin that just melts in your mouth! This slow cooker balsamic pork tenderloin recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight supper or even special occasions!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 2-3 pound boneless pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth, or broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped


  • Place pork tenderloin into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over pork and set the timer for your slow cooker. (6-8 hours on Low)
  • Once pork tenderloin has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about ¼ – ½ cup of gravy over pork tenderloin.
  • Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    I’m getting ready to cook this tomorrow when it’s going to be really cold. This is my favorite slow cooker meal. Like others, I thicken the sauce before serving. I also cook the pork with small potatoes, mini carrots, onions and fresh mushrooms. Add a salad and it’s a wonderful winter meal! So easy and delicious leftovers too!

  2. Chad Lightfoot says:

    Can I use balsamic vinaigrette instead of balsamic vinegar

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Chad, I haven’t used balsamic vinaigrette in this recipe but you should be able to substitute the vinegar with the same amount of balsamic vinaigrette.

  3. Leah says:

    I made this and my husband raved!! So easy and so delicious. I did however leave out the Tbsp of honey.

  4. Andrew Kleeger says:

    I wonder, have you considered making this in a German Romertopf clay covered-baker?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Andrew, I haven’t made this recipe in the Romertopf clay baker but it should work well. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.

  5. Dana Hall says:

    5 stars
    I would highly recommend making the cooking liquids into a gravy before serving! I put the meat on a cutting board, poured the cooking liquid into a sauce pan, and returned the meat to slow cooker on warm. I whisked 1/4 cup cold water and 2 tablespoons of flour until all lumps were dissolved. Put the sauce pan on the stove over medium heat and whisk in slurry. Bring up to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally, until it coats the back of a spoon, about 10 mins. My family can’t wait until we make this one again! Thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      This sounds good, Dana. Thanks for the tip.

    2. Phyllis says:

      I’m making this tonight. I’m going to make the gravy too! Thanks Dana

    3. Robyn Stone says:

      I hope you enjoy, Phyllis.