This Balsamic Pork Tenderloin recipe is made for a slow cooker! Even your pickiest eaters will love this sweet pork tenderloin that melts in your mouth. Simple ingredients transform into a delicious pork tenderloin that makes a savory sauce. Serve with potatoes and asparagus for an easy family dinner that looks and tastes fancy!
The recipe is called Balsamic Pork Tenderloin but I have also used pork shoulder and it is works great! The most important step is really the low and slow cooking fo the meat to break down into tender juicy meat so any pork or beef would work for this recipe.
One of the most important things I try to do with my recipes is make them easy and full of flavor. This is one of my top recipes because the end result is so delectable that people will think you spent all day in the kitchen. But the best part is that it take 5 minutes to throw everything into the slow cooker and let it do the magic. I love to make these delicious Brussels Sprouts from The Lazy Slow Cooker to go with them!
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If you are looking for a new go to recipe that is easy for a weeknight meal you NEED to try this one! The meat is so tender and juicy that you will want to eat it all week. Don’t worry I have you covered on that. I have all the different ways you can eat this yummy pork and make it last!
The icing on the cake is that the pork tenderloin is actually a low fat meat so you can even count this as eating healthy even though you won’t even know because it tastes so good! And, as always, this meal is Gluten Free so my husband can enjoy it too.
How to Make Balsamic Pork
This pork is easy to make and all the ingredients are most likely already your pantry. That makes it easy to turn this into a quick weeknight meal.
– Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, except pork , cornstarch and water. Mix all ingredients until combined.
-Add Pork to slow cooker and cover with sauce.
– Cook on low 6-8 hours until tender.
– Remove pork from slow cooker onto serving plate and tent the pork loosely with foil. Allow pork tenderloins to rest for 7 minutes.
– While the pork is resting, thicken the sauce. Add the sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan and heat on medium. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and cold water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add cornstarch to sauce and boil for 1-2 minutes.
– Add pork back to slow cooker and shred. Pour sauce over pork to coat. Or you can also slice this and serve.
Different Ways to Serve Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
There are so many different ways to eat this once it is done cooking! Anytime I can make multiple meals out of one cooking session I am a happy camper.
Here are my go-to meals to make with this pork-
– Serve cut with potatoes and veggies
– Shred pork and make burrito bowls or tacos
– Shred pork and make pork sandwiches with coleslaw
The Perfect Side
Try these Cheesy Potatoes to go with the balsamic pork tenderloin. You can make them in the crockpot or the oven in case you only have one crockpot.
Need a Slow Cooker? My favorite is this Crock Pot 6 quart Programmable Slow Cooker. I love being able to set the timer in case I’m not home when the food is finished cooking and it just switches to warm. Plus you can lock the lid and just carry it to a party. You never lose another Tupperware or serving dish again at a potluck party!
Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
- 2 pork tenderloins or 2 pounds pork shoulder
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion minced
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, except pork , cornstarch and water. Mix all ingredients until combined.
- Add pork to slow cooker and coat with sauce until covered.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours until tender.
- Remove pork from slow cooker onto serving plate and tent the pork loosely with foil. Allow pork tenderloins to rest for 7 minutes.
- While the pork is resting, thicken the sauce. Add the sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan and heat on medium. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and cold water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add cornstarch to sauce and boil for 1-2 minutes.
- Add pork back to slow cooker and shred. Pour sauce over pork to coat. You can also slice this and serve.