If you’re looking for a lean protein and are tired of chicken, pork tenderloin is a healthy choice! Seasoned perfectly and seared well before cooking in the crock pot and you’ve got an easy weeknight meal.
This recipe is an adaption of my Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken. Just like that recipe, this one does not disappoint and provides a nice variety for dinner!
Always let your meat rest a good five to ten minutes before slicing. You’ll have a delicious and juicy meal!
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl.
- Rub pork tenderloin in dry seasoning mixture.
- In a large saute pan heat oil, 1/4 cup balsamic and garlic on medium heat until hot.
- Add pork to saute pan and sear, browning meat on all sides.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Transfer pork to crock pot.
- Pour remaining balsamic into saute pan continuing to stir for a few minutes to de-glaze pan.
- Pour juices over the top of the tenderloin in crock pot.
- Cook on high 3 hours or until meat thermometer says 170 degrees.
- Let rest 5-10 minutes then slice.
- Serve or return slices to crock pot and keep warm.