Throughout the past year, our family has added more pork dishes to our meal plan. It’s not only helped us stay within our tight $64 grocery budget, but it’s also given us a larger list of meals that everyone in the house can enjoy (even the picky eaters).
I have to admit, tackling slow cooker pineapple pork tenderloin was a little scary for me. I’ve read the horror stories about pork tenderloin drying out in the oven, and figured making it in the slow cooker may remedy that fear. Well, I was right, friends. This recipe is one of our family’s new favorites.
Slow cooker pork tenderloin is extremely easy to make, and there’s only 5 ingredients, including the pork. Yes, I said 5 ingredients. That alone should get you excited to give this a go.
One thing I will point out is that the crushed red pepper does not make the recipe spicy. It just adds another level of flavor to the simple dish. I’m not a big fan of spice, so this was a welcomed surprise when we first tried this recipe. If you are a fan of spice, you can easily add more crushed red pepper to the recipe.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
3 pounds pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 18 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
Place pork tenderloin in slow cooker.
Sprinkle crushed pepper over the tenderloin.
Evenly spread minced garlic over the pork tenderloin.
Evenly pour soy sauce over pork tenderloin.
Evenly spread crushed pineapple over pork tenderloin.
Place slow cooker on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
Serve with your choice of side dish and vegetable. Enjoy!