Main Dishes

Asian Pork Tenderloin

I moan and complain about the winter, but there is one big positive that I’m reminded of every time I go into my kitchen. Winter is slow cooker season! I’m using the slow cooker at least five nights a week. I’ve only had a few slow cooker fails. Most meals turn out great!

I’ve also been keeping an eye on meat sales at our local grocery store. I’d stock up if I had a freezer, but I usually only buy enough that I know that we will eat in the next week or so. One type of meat we all enjoy is pork tenderloin. I’ve made it with honey garlic sauce as well as fresh herbs (rosemary is tasty) and also with an Asian flair! This recipe for Asian Pork Tenderloin has amazing flavour!

Asian Pork Tenderloin - slow cooked to perfection and topped with sweet ginger glaze!

The pork tenderloin itself cooks for 6 hours in the slow cooker. Get it started around lunch time so it’s ready for supper that evening. Before serving, make the ginger glaze on the stove to serve on top of the pork. Eat it alone or serve it over some rice. Yum!

Asian Pork Tenderloin - slow cooked to perfection and topped with sweet ginger glaze!

Yield: 6

Asian Pork Tenderloin

An easy recipe for Asian Pork Tenderloin made in the slow cooker and topped with a ginger glaze!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp crushed red pepper {or to taste}
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 1⁄2 cup water

Glaze

  • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1⁄2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 cup cold water

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the spice rub ingredients (brown sugar through Chinese five
  2. spice). Stir until combined. Rub over pork tenderloin.
  3. Add 1⁄2 cup water to bowl of slow cooker. Place pork inside. Cook on low for 6 hours. Once done, either slice or shred.
  4. For glaze, combine soy sauce, lime juice, ginger and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat and whisk until sugar is dissolved. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1⁄4 cup water. Add to saucepan and return to boiling, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Serve over pork.

Asian Pork Tenderloin - slow cooked to perfection and topped with sweet ginger glaze!

For another pork tenderloin recipe, check out my aunt’s recipe for Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin.

What is your favourite way to cook pork tenderloin?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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