Garlic Herb Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

Easy and delicious Garlic Herb Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin that only needs a few simple ingredients and takes 4 hours to cook.

Bring on the slow cooker pork recipes, because they make my Midwestern heart so happy. Seriously, being raised in Indiana means I have a strong love of my Crock Pot and of pork. Combine the two, and I’m in Hoosier heaven.

This recipe only takes 4 hours to cook in the slow cooker so it’s a great one to make when you didn’t have enough time to get something in the slow cooker in the morning or if you want something in the Crock Pot but don’t have all day to cook it. I’ll often make this recipe to enjoy after church for a nice Sunday lunch.

I love coating the pork tenderloin with butter mixed with salt, garlic, and herbs. It adds a lot of flavor to the pork, keeps it from drying out, and the butter and juices that melt into the bottom of the Crock Pot make an excellent gravy to serve with the pork.

Tips and Tricks for Making Pork Tenderloin in the Crock Pot:

  • Mix up the fresh herbs you add to the potatoes based on what’s growing in your garden and what you like. Fresh dill and chives are also delicious.
  • The juice that is left in the bottom of the slow cooker is delicious. Strain it and serve it “au jus” style, or add it to a sauce pan to make a gravy. Just add 3 tablespoons cold water and 1 tablespoon corn starch to a small bowl and whisk together to make a slurry. Bring the juice to a simmer and add the cornstarch slurry and stir until thickened, making a simple gravy for the pork.
  • An instant-read thermometer will change your meat-cooking game. I highly recommend getting one. Lots of slow cookers also come with a cooking probe that will alert you when a predetermined temperature is reached. Either will work well for this recipe. For juicy, perfectly-cooked pork, 145°F is the magic number.

Should I add water to crock pot pork tenderloin?

Nope, there’s no need to add any liquid to your Crock Pot when making this recipe. The butter will melt and the pork will produce its own juices.

Can I cook frozen pork tenderloin in the crock pot?

You can, but not for this recipe. As the butter melts, the flavor from the herbs and garlic get infused into it. A frozen pork tenderloin won’t accept the flavor the same as a thawed one. For this recipe you should use thawed pork.

Crock pot cooked pork loin sitting on a white plate, sliced, with fresh herbs around it.

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Garlic Herb Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x

Description

Easy and delicious Garlic Herb Pork Tenderloin in the Crock Pot that only needs a few simple ingredients and takes 4 hours to cook.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 teaspoon fresh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove the pork loin from the packaging and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, herbs, and pepper. Use a fork to combine well.
  3. Spread the butter mixture all over the pork loin and then place the pork in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 5 or until the pork reaches 145 degrees F in the center.
  5. When the pork is cooked through, remove from the slow cooker. Let the pork rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes.
  6. After the pork has rested, slice it into rounds and serve right away.

Notes

  • Mix up the fresh herbs you add to the potatoes based on what’s growing in your garden and what you like. Fresh dill and chives are also delicious.
  • The juice that is left in the bottom of the slow cooker is delicious. Strain it and serve it “au jus” style, or add it to a sauce pan to make a gravy. Just add 3 tablespoons cold water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to a small bowl and whisk together to make a slurry. Bring the juice to a simmer and add the cornstarch slurry and stir until thickened, making a simple gravy for the pork.
  • An instant-read thermometer will change your meat-cooking game. I highly recommend getting one. Lots of slow cookers also come with a cooking probe that will alert you when a predetermined temperature is reached. Either will work well for this recipe. For juicy, perfectly cooked pork, 145°F is the magic number.
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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This is a great dinner to serve alongside your favorite side dishes. I love it with a Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato and a side of veggies such as sautéed asparagus. Simple food at its best. ENJOY!

 

 

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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