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How do I cook pork tenderloin in a slow cooker?


Yes, you can cook our HORMEL® Original Pork Tenderloins in the slow cooker! See one of our favorite pork tenderloin recipes below; It’s easy to make, and preparing the tenderloin in a slow cooker makes for simple cleanup.


¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
½ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds (3 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (18.4-ounce) package HORMEL® Original Pork Tenderloin
2 medium apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons HOUSE OF TSANG® low-sodium soy sauce


  1. In small bowl, mix together ¼ cup brown sugar, thyme, salt, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper.
  2. Arrange sweet potato slices in the bottom of slow cooker. Add chopped onion and sprinkle with about half the spice mixture.
  3. Coat pork tenderloin with remaining spice mixture. Place in slow cooker on top of vegetables. Top pork tenderloin with apples, cranberries and water. Cover.
  4. Cook on HIGH 1 to 1 ½ hours. Turn heat to LOW setting. Cook 5 to 6 hours.
  5. Remove pork tenderloin from slow cooker. In small bowl, combine soy sauce and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Brush over pork tenderloin. Broil in oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with more glaze.
  6. To serve, transfer pork tenderloin to cutting board and carve crosswise into thick slices. Spoon sweet potato, onion and apple mixture onto a serving platter and arrange pork slices over the top. If there’s any liquid left in the slow cooker, serve separately on the side.