slow cooker pork tenderloin with vegetables

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables

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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin — Tender and juicy boneless pork tenderloin is slow cooked with hearty vegetables for a complete and EASY meal! Reminiscent of a hearty and rustic recipe, yet fancy enough for a special dinner or holiday entertaining!

 

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables

 

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Whether you’re in need of an easy recipe to feed a crowd over the holidays, or are looking for a family dinner recipe that’ll provide you with planned leftovers, look no further than this slow cooker boneless pork tenderloin recipe.

Complete with earthy vegetables including carrots, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga, and seasoned to perfection with rosemary, thyme, and parsley, this pork roast with vegetables is a comfort food classic.

Best of all, it’s made in your slow cooker meaning active hands-on time for you is next to nothing! Plus, cleanup is a breeze, too.

A friend of mine who enjoyed this meal with me commented that it reminds her of an Irish farm meal. So aromatic, hearty, and despite it being simple food, there is beauty in the simplicity.

Comfort food never goes out of style, and this pork tenderloin is just that!

Ingredients in Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Roast

To make this pork tenderloin in your slow cooker, you’ll need the following easy to find ingredients including:

  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Rutabaga (see Substitutions below)
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Boneless pork tenderloin – this usually comes as two pieces and can be cooked separately, or you can tie them together to keep as one larger roast
  • Rosemary – fresh or dried
  • Thyme – fresh or dried
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley

How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Even if you’ve never made a slow roast pork tenderloin, I can assure you that this recipe is easy to make! Simply follow these very straightforward steps:

Step 1: Add chunks of onion, potatoes, carrots, and rutabaga into the slow cooker.

Step 2: Pour the chicken broth over the top and cook on high for 1 hour.

Step 3: Combine the garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and rub all over the pork roast. If using dried rosemary and thyme, you can add to the dry rub at this time and rub it all over the pork.

Step 4: Add olive oil to a large skillet, and sear and brown the pork on the stove.

Step 5: After 1 hour of cooking the vegetables, add the seared meat on top of them. If using fresh herbs, lay sprigs of rosemary and thyme over the top.

Step 6: Evenly sprinkle lemon zest and drizzle lemon juice over the pork.

Step 7: Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours or until done.

Step 8: Rest the pork for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

 

SIMPLE CROCKPOT PORK TENDERLOIN & VEGETABLES

When your day doesn’t go quite as planned it is nice to have control over something. Just knowing that this Simple Crockpot Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables take only minutes to throw together and need no special attention is a miracle on a busy day.

I honestly had no intentions of sharing this recipe. This morning I was so frazzled that it was almost noon by the time I threw this in the crockpot. I had done similar roasts before but this was a little bit of this and a little bit of that so we would have dinner tonight. I decided to share what I was doing on my Instagram Story. It turned out SO WELL I knew I had to post it for all of you.

I diced some potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions and tossed them with some olive oil and threw them right in my crockpot. I used the biggest crockpot I have (6 qt) for this one because I knew my pork tenderloin was large. You can use a smaller one, or even use fewer veggies if you have a smaller family.

I placed the pork tenderloin right on top of the veggies. I drizzled it with a little olive oil and sprinkled it with salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours depending on the size of the tenderloin mine was large so I went for the 6 hours. Use a meat thermometer to double check the internal temperature of your roast to ensure it is cooked thoroughly.  You can also cook on low for 8-10 hours. This is great if you have to be out of the house all day.

Now I put the roast on top of the veggies for a couple reasons. The vegetables soften with the juices from the pork and get a ton of flavor. I wanted to slice my pork roast into chop like portions. By cooking it like this it didn’t fall apart as easily but was still super tender. This allowed me to slice it without any problems.

I did such a large Crockpot Pork Tenderloin that I only cut half of it up for dinner tonight. I saved the other half and put it in the fridge to slice up and serve with bbq sauce for sandwiches another night this week. I love a two for one!

 

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables

 

Ingredients

  • 2pounds pork loin
  • 1 ½pounds baby new potatoes
  • 1pound baby carrots / 1large red onion
  • 4garlic cloves, minced
  • 1cup MUSSELMAN’S Apple Butter
  • cup Dijon mustard
  • cup soy sauce
  • 1cup beef broth
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1
    Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, season the pork loin with salt and pepper and lay it in the skillet. Sear the pork loin on all sides to seal in the juices, about 8-10 minutes. (If using a regular skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil).
  2. Step 2
    Peel the red onion and cut into large chunks. Cover the bottom of a large 6-quart slow cooker with half of the onions, potatoes, and carrots. Lay the seared pork loin over the top and surround it with the remaining vegetables.
  3. Step 3
    In a small bowl, whisk the minced garlic, apple butter, dijon mustard, soy sauce and broth together. Pour the mixture over the pork and vegetables.
  4. Step 4
    Cover the crock pot and turn on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-6 hours.
  5. Step 5
    When potatoes are tender, it is ready. Cut the tenderloin into thin slices and place on a platter, surrounded by the vegetables.
  6. Step 6
    Taste gravy, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour gravy over pork and serve.

 

HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI TENDERLOIN WITH VEGETABLES

  • Prep the sauce and set it aside.
  • Add to the slow cooker. Add the pork tenderloin to the base of the slow cooker, ensuring that all of the tenderloins is touching the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the vegetables to the empty spaces surrounding the tenderloin, or on top. Pour the sauce over the tenderloin and vegetables.
  • Slow cook. Add the lid to the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours, or low for 3 1/2- 4 hours, until the tenderloin reaches 145 F.
    • Thicken the sauce.
    • Serve!

    HOW TO MAKE THIS A FREEZER MEAL

    • Using a large freezer bag, add the vegetables to the bottom of the bag, along with the tenderloin.
    • Whisk the ingredients for the sauce together and pour it over the tenderloin and vegetables.
    • Freeze the bag flat for 2-3 months. Allow it to fully defrost before cooking.

CAN YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE IN THE INSTANT POT INSTEAD?

If you were to make it in the instant pot, I’d sear the pork tenderloin first, Turn the instant pot on manual and set the timer to about 15 minutes. Though I haven’t tried this method with the vegetables and 15 minutes may overcook them, so adapting for the instant pot may take some tweaking.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables

 

WHAT CAN YOU SERVE THIS RECIPE WITH?

Since this recipe is made with protein, vegetables, and a sauce, it’s a complete meal on it’s own! However, you can also add a side of rice or cauliflower rice.

Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 4 cups beef broth (Organic)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I use fig balsamic vinegar which is hard to find, but amazing.)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

What Is The Difference Between Pork Loin And Pork Tenderloin?

Although they sound alike Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin come from different parts of the pig.

A pork loin is a larger and often tougher cut of meat that usually needs to be cooked for a much longer period of time.

However pork tenderloin is long and narrow, so it cooks much faster than pork loin. It’s great for grilling! Yet make sure not to overcook it because it dries out quickly.

Fortunately, in this recipe, the crock pot makes it possible to use either pork tenderloin or pork loin.

 

 

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