Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin is a wonderful keto, low carb, gluten free dinner the whole family will enjoy!
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
If you're looking for a lean protein and are tired of chicken, pork tenderloin is a fantastic choice! Seasoned perfectly and seared well before cooking in the slow cooker and you've got an easy weeknight meal or weekend. Using the slow cooker in the winter is always comforting and wonderful, but if you haven't yet tried using it in the warmer months, especially summer, you have got to try this!
When you have wonderful outdoor summer plans like heading to the beach or pool, making this in the morning is ideal. You come home with the amazing, delicious smells in you're kitchen and you're kitchen stays nice and cool because you didn't have to use the oven!! Win win in my opinion!
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
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! Either way, you've got two equally delicious slow cooker recipes. Just add a couple of sides like my Italian Style Coleslaw or Mock Potato Salad or Antipasto Cauliflower "Rice" Salad.
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin (Keto, Low Carb)
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasonings
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar divided
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- ½ cup water
- Mix the first four dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Rub pork tenderloin in dry seasoning mixture.
- In a large saute pan heat oil, ¼ 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 slow cooker.
- Pour remaining balsamic into pan, with water 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 2.5- hours or until internal meat thermometer says 170 degrees.
- Let rest 5-10 minutes then slice.
- Serve or return slices to slow cooker and keep warm in the juices.
This is a fabulous and delicious recipe. My wife is very picky and she finally loves something that I cook for her. I'm the chef in the house. I suggest trying it when you can. I cook it on the low setting for 3 1/2 hours each time and it's always just beyond 170 degrees.
Step 5 says to reduce heat to low - how long should the pork tenderloin continue to cook in the sauté pan on low heat before transferring to a slow cooker?
You must sear it first on medium high and then reduce it to low when you pour in the additional balsamic vinegar and water. to scrape and de-glaze the pan. Hope this helps.
Hi Brenda, do you think you could do this in the instant pot? Thank you!
Yes most likely but not sure how long as I've not tested it out.
I have a question, I love slow cookers but often forget to put the food in because I work all day from home and it slips my mind. How would you adapt this for a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker?
Since there is only the two of us: can I cut the recipe in half and still put it in the crockpot?
Yes that should be fine.