Crock Pot Brown and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin

crockpot brown & maple sugar tenderloin@yourhomebasedmom.comWe love pork tenderloin at our house.  It is usually my family’s first choice of meat especially since one of my children is allergic to red meat (beef).

For this week’s quick and easy dinner idea I put the pork tenderloin in the crock pot using a yummy recipe I adapted from one I found over at Six Sisters Stuff.  One of my goals for this year was to learn to use my crock pot more and I have really learned to love it.  It is totally a great way to put together a quick and easy dinner.  You just have to remember to turn the crock pot on.   Yeah, nothing worse than feeling so proud of yourself because it’s 10:00 a.m. and you already know what you are having for dinner and it is cooking away (or at least you think it is) when you leave the house for the day.  As you come home hours later, thinking about the yummy smell of dinner cooking that is going to great you when you get home only to enter the house and smell nothing!  Yeah.  Been there, done that!  Don’t forget to turn it on!!!

Brown Sugar Maple Pork Tenderloin@yourhomebasedmom.comI purchase my pork tenderloin at Costco in the vacuum pack – there are two tenderloins and each tenderloin is two pieces. Use half of the package (or two pieces) for this recipe.  Be sure and check out some of the other pork tenderloin recipes I have here on the blog for the rest of the tenderloin.  I have linked to some of my favorites at the bottom of the post.

Brown Sugar Maple Pork Tenderloin @yourhomebasedmom.comI loved the combination of brown sugar and maple sugar in this recipe.  I love a little bit of sweet with my meat!  Combine that with some dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar (I used white) and some dried thyme and you have a delicious meal.

I served it with some Parmesan Roasted Potatoes I’ll be sharing tomorrow as well as a salad.

Brown Sugar Maple Pork Tenderloin@yourhomebasedmom.com

For other yummy pork tenderloin recipes try these:

Fig Glazed Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade

Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin

Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Crock Pot Brown and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 2lbs. pork tenderloin (this would be half of a Costco package)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar (can use regular also)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cold water

Instructions

  • Place tenderloin in crock pot.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Combine together garlic, mustard, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, thyme, maple syrup.
  • Pour over pork. Turn pork to coat
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  • Remove pork and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Put juices in pan and bring to a boil over heat.
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes and then add in cornstarch that has been mixed into cold water
  • Whisk into juices and cook for one minute longer until thickened.
  • Pour juices over pork.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Mary Lynn says

    Where have I been? White Balsamic Vinegar? I will have to look for that next time I am at the store. We love your recipes, can’t wait to try this one…

      • Mary Lynn says

        Next time I am at Trader Joes I will make a point of looking for it. This is why I love your blog. Thanks for all your help.

    • CBrant says

      I was a little hesitant because I have a favorite pork tenderloin recipe that I usually always make, and this seemed too simple to meet my usual expectations. I was blown away with how good this turned out!! My husband loved it! I did add half a yellow onion, sliced, to the mixture, laid the pork on top of it, and also added some other random herbs (including sage, parsley and herbs de provence). For the delicious sauce, I did not even add the cornstarch… 10 min of simmering and it was just the right consistency. Absolutely fabulous!!

  2. says

    Oh my goodness – I’ve never heard of a red meat allergy! Although my brother was allergic to potatoes, and that’s one you don’t hear very often.

    I love pork tenderloin, and this sounds fantastic!

    • says

      Deborah – yes, it was a new one for us too. My neighbor is allergic to potatoes too – that was the first time I had heard of it. Hope you’ll give the pork a try!

  3. says

    This looks delicious and is by far one of the prettiest picture of a meal I have ever seen! Just simply gorgeous! We are so grateful that you linked up to the Monday Funday party this week and look forward to seeing all of your beautiful food in the future!

    Take care,

    Trish

  4. Amy F. says

    Found you via Pinterest while searching for an idea for tonight’s dinner. This is it! Thanks so much for the recipe. :)

  5. says

    Yep! Gonna have to pin this without a doubt! Sweet and sticky pork tenderloin?? Oh yeah! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week Leigh Anne! I’m also featuring this on my Facebook page :-)

  6. says

    I always have a hard time knowing how to cook with Pork. Thanks for this recipe!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

  7. Ann says

    Looks delicious! I have it in the crock right now and it’s already smelling delicious! Going to serve it with some baked fries and curtido. YUM!

  8. Sandra says

    Making this tonight …. Saw that my balsamic vinegar expired 2 years ago!!! Do you think it will taste too off omitting the vinegar?

    • says

      The balsamic vinegar definitely gives it some flavor and depth. Aged balsamic vinegar is usually delicious. In fact a good balsamic vinegar won’t go bad. I have purchased expensive balsamic vinegar that was aged over 70 years!

  9. Stacy says

    Hi there! thanks for the recipe. I am always looking for something new for dinner and this is a keeper! I like to season the tenderloin and sear it with onions then put it in the crockpot. This is a great recipe!

  10. Angela Jacobs says

    This looks so yummy. I am making it for tonight. I did not have Dijon mustard so I used whole grain garlic mustard. I prepped some pumpkin soup and we will have crescent rolls to have with it. It is smelling so yummy right now.

  11. Cammy says

    I made this tonight and it was fantastic! I didn’t have any Dijon mustard so I actually just used plain yellow mustard. I was worried that the flavor would be “off” because of this, but it turned out just fine. Also, I only have a large slow cooker (6-qt) so I doubled the sauce and added some yellow onions just to take up space. YUM – I’ll definitely make this one again!

  12. says

    Was going to make my pork with onion soup, red wine, garlic and soy sauce when I ran across your recipe. Now I’m in a quandary. They both sound delicious! I guess I’ll show both recipes to my husband and let him pick!

  13. Kimberly says

    Would this be OK if I cook on low for 11 hours? I want to make this recipe tomorrow but I only have a warm, low and high settings but no programmable timer :(

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