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Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

by Nellie

This awesome crockpot brown sugar balsamic pork tenderloin recipe will become an instant family favorite! Slow cooked for 6 hours brushed with a delicious sauce, you will make this recipe over and over!

On Sunday morning I woke up knowing that I wanted to be hands off, some Sundays I love to nurse different pots and spend my entire day in the kitchen.

Other Sundays, (like this one) I just want to set it and forget it. So I took a look at my crockpot board on Pinterest and decided I’d be making some Pork Tenderloin for dinner!

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

I love pork tenderloin because of the high protein/low fat content. You can pretty much make this with everything, rice, salad, mashed potatoes or even vegetables–it’s versatile like that!

This tenderloin is glazed with a perfect tangy sweet glaze that is not too overpowering but so delicious!

I didn’t have all of the ingredients–the original recipe called for sage (so I put my favorite parsley instead) and a fresh garlic clove (I used 1/2 tsp minced garlic instead–I like garlic a lot).

The best part of the recipe for me was the actual browning of the pork…I love a crisp skin on meat, I would have browned it even more but my hubs might have objected a bit. πŸ™‚

You set your oven on broil and leave it there for a few minutes to watch the magic happen! 

The meat is fork tender after hours of slow cooking and its so good! I generally serve it as the main meat for dinner but I could easily see this being served on home Hawaiian rolls for a tasty lunch.

If you are looking for more crockpot recipes be sure to check out this Easy Pepper Steak Recipe  & more of my Favorite Recipes For Busy Moms!

What ingredients are needed for Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin?

Pork tenderloin
Ground sage
Salt & Pepper
Crushed garlic
Brown sugar
Balsamic Vinegar
 Soy sauce

What should I eat this pork tenderloin with?

My favorite is white rice and veggies. Sandwiches is a great option but be careful not to overwhelm with other toppings because the flavor is pretty strong by itself.

I could easily do mashed potatoes with it as well. It’s such a yummy comfort food that your Sunday (or any day) dinner will never be the same!

Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think!

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 24 minutes

This amazing pork tenderloin recipe will impress even the most pickiest eater. The glaze is the star of the show!


  • 2 pounds Pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground sage
  • Β½ teaspoon Salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic; crushed
  • Β½ cup Water
  • Β½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • ΒΌ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Β½ cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce


  1. Mix together the seasonings: sage, salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Rub over tenderloin. Place ½ cup water in slow cooker; place tenderloin in slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. A hour before the roast is finished, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small sauce pan: brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce.
  5. Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
  6. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. (For a more caramelized crust: remove from crockpot and place on aluminum lined sheet pan, glaze, and set under broiler for 1-2 minutes until bubbly and caramelized. Repeat 2 to 3 more times until desired crust is achieved.)
  7. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 299Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 110mgSodium 563mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 40g

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Kristina Walters March 27, 2014 - 5:18 am

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 8:59 pm

You are very welcome Kris! πŸ™‚

Lashawn March 27, 2014 - 6:02 am

This looks great! I’m always looking for easy recipes for Sundays in the crock pot! I have so many Pinterest recipes pinned it’s a shame! Yes, do tasty Thursdays!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Me too, I need to try more out, hopefully I will become more inspired soon πŸ™‚

Allie March 27, 2014 - 6:15 am

I don’t think I’ve ever cooked pork tenderloin but this looks delicious. The best part? Set it and forget it! I love my crockpot just for recipes like this one. Thanks Nellie and I for one would love a “Tasty Thursdays” weekly post!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:06 pm

it’s pretty yummy and so easy too! I think I am going to try maybe a twice a month tasty thursdays πŸ™‚

Janine March 27, 2014 - 7:04 am

Not even a huge pork fan, but even I think this looks delicious and want to try. Thank you for sharing and I am hosting the Pin It Party today and would love you to link this up with us!! πŸ™‚

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:06 pm

I totally linked up! Thanks Janine!! πŸ™‚

Carla March 27, 2014 - 7:48 am

Im misfit enough to wonder what would happen with CHICKEN!!!!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:07 pm

I bet it would be just as good!

Betsy August 6, 2015 - 9:52 am

Tried it with chicken. It’s equally as delicious!! Plus, you have a little more control over how much food you want to make. Those pork loins can be huge!

Kita March 27, 2014 - 8:39 am

Would love some healthy recipes that don’t taste eewwww. This looks so good. I normally put mines on the grill I tried it in the crockpot but it didn’t turn out nothing like this.

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:08 pm

i think the main difference is broiling it for a few minutes to get a nice crispy skin. So good!

Miranda March 27, 2014 - 9:08 am

I’ve never tried pork tenderloin, but these do look good. I have a feeling my husband would love them. I love having a crockpot especially for those busy days when you are too tired to care. lol

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:08 pm

exactly, somedays I have the cooking bug….other days? no so much! πŸ™‚

Michelle March 27, 2014 - 9:55 am

I use the crockpot for pork a lot…I have a recipe from House of Yumm I am planning on trying this weekend for teriyaki pork sliders. I also tend to make chili verde with pork in the crockpot. This recipe looks delicious!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:09 pm

the crockpot is so my bestie πŸ™‚

Kim March 27, 2014 - 11:37 am

Oh – this looks awesome!! I love using my crock pot and am always looking for new recipes to try!!!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:11 pm

hope you enjoy!

FitBritt March 27, 2014 - 12:19 pm

I love my crockpot! Oh man, it is so easy to cook meat like pork tenderloin or pork shoulder. It comes out so good!

Nellie March 27, 2014 - 8:26 pm

It does! I have tried it in the oven and it takes forever and sometimes it dries it out!

Tamara March 27, 2014 - 8:54 pm

My husband is a huge pork fan. He’s never cooked it in the crockpot, though, and it’s never looked this good!

Nellie March 30, 2014 - 1:39 pm

You must make him try! I am convinced it’s the best way! πŸ™‚

Sherri March 28, 2014 - 11:46 am

This looks amazing!! Me and my crockpot are best friends! I will certainly be trying this πŸ™‚

Nellie March 30, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Awesome Sherri! Thanks for stopping by!

Leslie March 29, 2014 - 11:37 am

Mmmmmmm! We have some pork in the freezer and this looks like the perfect use for those extra busy days!

Gaye March 30, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Hi Nellie – This looks fantastic! I love making pork tenderloin in the Crockpot, and this looks especially good. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party. I’m pinning it to our group board and tweeting it.

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Hi Gaye,

Thank you so much for hosting this pin it party! I had fun looking through and pinning all the pins. I surely appreciate your tweets and pins of this recipe! Can’t wait to join again soon πŸ™‚

Britton March 31, 2014 - 9:33 am

That looks gooood Nellie! I’m not a big fan of pork, but this really looks like something I would want to try. I would love to use my crock pot a bit more, but the man doesn’t really meals from the crock pot…BOO…BOOO…BOOOO! I don’t use it as often as I would like!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Once you broil the pork, it comes out so crispy that the man would never know! πŸ™‚

Stephanie March 31, 2014 - 11:26 am

This looks amazing. We normally marinate and grill tenderloin – this would be a great change. I’m pinning for later!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Yay! I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

Jai April 2, 2014 - 11:52 am

I need to try this it looks tummy. I need to start meal planning.

K. Elizabeth April 2, 2014 - 10:43 pm

I love a good pork tenderloin! And it’s in a crockpot too! Will be trying this recipe.

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Sarah June 23, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. I made this today for the first time, and it was delicious. So so easy and the glaze – YUM. So glad I have left overs.

Thanks for the yummy and easy recipe! It will be re-used again and again.
– Sarah

Nellie June 30, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Thanks so much for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

Paola Patel August 3, 2014 - 7:35 pm

Thank you for the awesome recipe! My previous CrockPot attempt was so bad it was slightly embarrassing, but this pork tenderloin turned out to be delicious!! πŸ™‚ Also, I used chicken stock instead of water in the crockpot and it turned out great!

LAuren October 16, 2014 - 8:45 pm

could you cook it IN the glaze instead of in just water in the crock pot?

Ellie October 22, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Trying this tonight! Looks so good! What do you serve it with?

Emme January 21, 2016 - 11:47 pm

I made this recipe last weekend, and it was delicious. I did do the broiler suggestion at the end of the recipe, removing the tenderloin from the crockpot, brushing the glaze on three of four times and putting it under the broiler for s minute or two each time. It made the glaze really shiny and crisp. The meat literally fell apart as I cut into it! Served it with a broccoli and apple gratin, roasted potatoes and a chopped salad. Apple crisp for dessert. Nice meal!

Karen October 22, 2018 - 12:24 pm

I made this recipe for my family and it was so delicious. I put the glaze on during the last hour in the crock pot and finished it up under the broiler adding more glaze. My family all loved this recipe and want the recipe for themselves to make. The leftover glaze is delicious to put over the meat as well. Definitely recommend this and this will become one of my favourite ways to cook pork tenderloin.

Carla Cooper-Hicks August 24, 2019 - 11:34 am

I love how you are so dedicated to fitness AND put such yummy recipes on Pinterest! We’re going to have your Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe today! My husband picked it out! :>)

Sharan September 4, 2020 - 8:55 pm

This according to my husband is delicious! I’m vegan but make him meals. I put under broiler twice and ur was perfect! Will be making again!

Jodi Dykstra February 6, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Nellie, thanks for a great recipe to add to my collection. This might be our family’s favorite way yet to make pork tenderloin. Definitely a keeper!!!

Danielle April 11, 2021 - 3:19 pm

Just to be clear- the last hour do I move the tenderloin to the broiler for 3 min then back to the crock, and repeat every 15 min (move tenderloin to broiler then back to crock) until final hour is completed with last broiling?

Nellie April 11, 2021 - 3:21 pm

No! When you are done with the crockpot altogether (glazed and etc) you can move to broiler for extra crispiness.

Brenda July 7, 2021 - 7:36 pm

This sounds so good! Can’t wait to try it.

Susan August 21, 2021 - 8:41 pm

This was simple to do, but so delicious. My family loved it.

Marcy October 24, 2021 - 9:26 pm

I made this today for the first time & we loved it. It was very easy


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