Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Honey mustard pork tenderloin
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
273 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 273
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 665mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This honey mustard pork tenderloin is an easy recipe and the slow cooker makes cooking a breeze.

The pork tenderloin is combined with a variety of simple seasonings and a sweet-sour sauce made with honey, mustard, brown sugar and some balsamic or cider vinegar. 

Serve the lean and tasty pork tenderloin with rice or roasted potatoes along with your family's favorite side dish or salad.

Newer slow cookers tend to cook hotter than older models. If you have an older model, you might want to increase the cooking time. This lean cut of pork can become dry if cooked too long.


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloins (2 tenderloins)

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard, or country style

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim the pork and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the pork tenderloins lightly with salt and pepper.

  2. Place the pork in the slow cooker.

  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, mustard, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Pour the mixture pour over the pork. Turn the tenderloins to coat thoroughly.

  4. Cover the pot and cook on low for about 5 to 7 hours, or on high for about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.

  5. Remove the pork tenderloins to a plate; cover with foil and keep warm.

  6. Pour the liquids into a saucepan and bring them to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and boil for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by about one-third.

  7. Combine the cornstarch and cold water; stir until smooth. Whisk the mixture into the reduced juices and cook for 1 minute longer, or until thickened.

  8. Serve pork sliced with the thickened sauce along with rice or potatoes and steamed vegetables.


  • Slice a medium onion and scatter the slices over the bottom of the slow cooker before you add the pork tenderloins.

How to Trim a Pork Tenderloin

The silver skin covering the tenderloin should be removed because it is tough, does not dissolve, and shrinks as the tenderloin cooks:

  • Use a sharp knife. Slip the tip of the knife under the silver skin about 1 inch from the end of it.

  • Grasp the loose skin—a paper towel in hand will help keep the skin from slipping—as you slide the knife down the tenderloin, taking care not to cut the meat.