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.

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Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin has to be one of those oh so simple meals that everyone in my family loves.
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 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, chicken broth, 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 6 hours on low setting.


Robyn xo


Update: I received emails and comments that the previous version of the honey soy pork tenderloin was turning out overly dry for some people. I headed back into the kitchen to retest the recipe again and again and have updated it to include 1 cup of chicken broth. While the honey soy flavor is not as pronounced, it does make the pork tenderloin incredibly tender every time I make it! If you’ve loved the recipe before, just omit the chicken stock and proceed on as normal! Thanks so much for your feedback! xo

116 comments on “Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe”

  1. I don’t like using premade seasoning, usually because of the salt content. Do you have a recipe to make the steak seasoning?

  2. Are all the ingredients added to slow cooker same time as pork

  3. Hey – I wanted to tell you I loved this recipe. I read your comment about revising it with some chicken stock. I did not have any chicken stock so I added a 1/2 water and then cut up some carrot, onion and celery (basis for vegetable stock) and it turned our FANTASTIC. I did my own home made Steak Spice, which was great, and a tad of hot pepper flakes (I mean a tad… tiny bit) which gave it a nice hint of hot.

    This is a 5 star recipe as far as I am concerned.

  4. Can you freeze in a ziplock before cooking in crock pot?

  5. This looks so good! On the schedule for this week. I always have trouble thinking of side dishes to accompany, Any suggestions? 🙂

  6. This recipe was great. Thank you!! And very reasonably priced on a student budget too 😉

  7. This recipe was great! Super easy. Prepared it the night before then just threw it in in the morning. I turned the leftover liquid into a gravy and made mashed potatoes on the side and it was awesome! Definitely a keeper!

  8. How do I thicken the juice?

  9. This recipe is so good. This was my first time doing a pork tenderloin in the Crock-Pot. It was super simple to follow and I had all but one ingredient in the house already. Taking some advice of other readers, I did use the cup of broth but I increased the soy and honey just to keep the taste. It isn’t salty at all. Also, I accidentally cooked two smaller loins, I didnt realize it was a bag of two. I shredded one and it is going to make some delicious pulled pork down the road. The other I put over some fried rice. YUM!!

  10. Based upon the reviews I decided to try this recipe and I’m very glad I did. I made minor tweaks to this recipe, just to suit my own personal tastes. I did add the red pepper flake, chicken broth, and added some lemon pepper. I marinated the pork tenderloin overnight using Asian salad dressing. I also reduced the water by half. I used a rectangular crockpot on low for the full six hours. Then served with an Asian salad. The pork was really good and I got a lot of compliments on it. I highly recommend this recipe.

  11. I ad a 1/4 cup of Tangy Vinegar style bbq sauce & ad 2 extra cups of broth to the mix, I also cut back on the Montreal Steak seasoning so its not to peppery. My wife has me making this weekly now.

  12. what can i substitute for the steak seasoning?

  13. Made this last weekend. Yum, yum, yum! Family urged me to not lose this recipe. One question, though. Recipe calls for 3 Tablespoons of steak seasoning. Tablespoons? That seemed like an enormous amount. I used 3 teaspoons and the pork was plenty seasoned.

  14. Making this as we speak, will update later to let you know how the family liked it

  15. Any idea how long it would take to cook it in the oven?

  16. What side dishes have you all served with this meal?

    • We love it with roasted potatoes, green beans, baked sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, you name it! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it! xo

  17. Can you Marinade it overnight in the mixture and them put it all in the crock pot?

  18. What do you use the olive oil mixture afterwards? Have you ever added it to rice for a side dish or thicken
    it for a gravy.

  19. I made this tonight and it was really good! I thickened the pan juices with cornstarch (mixed with water) and used it as a sauce over the pork and a brown rice/quinoa blend which I served with honey roasted carrots. Super easy and delicious dinner! This will definitely be in regular rotation at our house.

  20. I made it in my crock pot. I reduced that amount of steak seasoning to three teaspoons. About half way through the cooking I wasn’t quite convinced about the sauce so I added some tomato paste, a small (airplane size) bottle of bourbon, and a little brown sugar. My husband made me write down the additional ingredients so I would n’t forget and could make it again.

  21. If I am using 5-6 lbs. pork loin, should I double all other ingredients? Thanks, Judi Braun

  22. Turned out great. Did not have Montreal seasoning on hand so made my own. This is a keeper.

  23. I made this in the morning at 8am and went home on lunch break to check it. It was absolutely falling apart so I took it out and made some more honey with sauce in it and poured over it . I then put it in the fridge and will reheat it tonight . I sampled some and might of went overboard with chili pepper flakes and Montreal so that’s why I made some more honey sauce. I can’t wait to try it! Pairing it with roasted rosemary baby potatoes, salad and King’s Hawaiian rolls❤️Thanks for sharing

  24. What if you only have one 1 lb tenderloin? Would you adjust cooking time to less?

  25. Does it matter if I cook a pork loin vs a pork tenderloin?

  26. Making this for the second time in 2018! It is just the best pork tenderloin in a crock pot recipe I have found online. I take this and then shred it into my version of carnitas. Family loves it, so easy, hardly any clean up, and delicious results! Thank you Robyn for posting this recipe.



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