Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe (Slow Cooker)


I told you last month how I’ve been cooking most Sunday dinners using a slow cooker. It’s makes dinner prep easy and my Sundays are more relaxing. Even better is when it’s a freezer cooking recipe like our Slow Cooker Beef Stew. The recipe in this post is not a freezer cooking recipe. But, it is simple to prepare with tasty results. Recipe is adpated from AllRecipes.com and Let’s Dish.

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe


  • 2 pound boneless pork tenderloin NOTE: I use two (2) 1 lb boneless pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For Dry Rub 1 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1 tsp dried minced garlic)
  • For Glaze 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup water

Combine and mix together sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over tenderloin. Place 1/2 cup water in slow cooker and then pork tenderloin. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. NOTE: It usually takes 6 hours on low for tenderloin to cook in my slow cooker – cooking time will vary based on your slow cooker. About 1 hour before tenderloin is done, combine ingredients for glaze (brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and water) in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture starts to thicken slightly. Brush glaze on pork tenderloin 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. You could pour the rest of glaze on top of the tenderloin. We choose to serve the remaining glaze on the side. We LOVE the glaze! Happy Cooking! (This is linked to Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange and The Frugal Girls.)


  1. Saw this on Frugal Girls Link Party and had to come check it out and pin!! It looks so good. I’m going to be making this Sunday. My family will be so happy I’m sure!!

  2. Terry Schultz says:

    I think I repinned this off of Frugal Girls too. I have almost 400 repins, it’s that good!!! TFS

  3. Made this last Friday. Amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jennifer W. says:

    I just made this and it is sooooo good and super simple. What a fantastic recipe! This is intended as dinner for tomorrow night so now I just need to try not to eat all of it before then!

  5. Do you think it would be okay to add all the ingredients together? Except for maybe the cornstarch and let it cook (for however long) and then make some more as a glaze when its done?

    • Hi Savannah – I follow the recipe as is. I’ve never tried adding it all together. The ingredients for the glaze is meant to be on it’s own/separate.

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