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. I made this for my family and we were all disappointed – despite following the recipe to the letter the sauce was bitter and sour. I added a little brown sugar and thickened it with cornflour with no improvement.
    My family are enjoy new flavours and tastes but not these. I am willing to think I made a mistake but how?

    1. Hi Kate,
      I’m sorry your dish didn’t turn out. I’ve never had that happen and am perplexed at what would make it bitter and sour. Really there is nothing in the recipe that should cause it to be bitter, so I’m wondering if it could be an issue with one of the ingredients used. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    We loved this sauce…I had just a small section of tenderloin for 2 people, so I scaled the sauce way down, and I cut the pork into bite size pieces, sautéed some diced sweet potato, sweet onion and red bell pepper, added the pork and sauce and simmered it until the sweet potato was tender. Added some pre-cooked brown rice to soak up the sauce, and it was wonderful. We ate every bite!

    1. I have not tried this in the Instant Pot yet, Sarah. I’ll let you know as soon as I do. xo

  3. 5 stars
    Very easy to make! The tenderloin came out of the slow-cooker done perfectly, and that sauce! As someone else suggested, I also thickened the sauce in a pan with some flour. I served the tenderloin alongside mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans and Stovetop Stuffing. Thank you for this recipe; a really good late winter comfort meal!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such an awesome recipe! I’ve made it a few times now and we love it, especially with mashed potatoes! Thanks much!

  5. I cooked it following the recipe and my family said it was too bland.  They gave it 2 stars.  I added 1/3 cup brown sugar to the sauce and the pork quickly disappeared.  They changed the vote to 5 stars!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my, my mouth is watering! I am so tired of chicken. So I can’t wait to try this as I know it’s going to melt in my mouth.
    But do want to ask this. Possible to do this in Instant Pot. Thinking the pot in pot would not water down. Juice.
    But I dont want to wreck it so whatever you say. Thanks

    1. I’ve not made this particular recipe in the Instant Pot yet – but I’ll have to try it. Let me know if you give it a try, Sandy! Thanks!

  7. I want to make this.  Is the gravy you refer to the liquid mixture you pour over tenderloin in the crockpot? If so, how much do you pour in the crock pot.