If you love our crock pot beef with broccoli then you will defnitely want to try out this recipe. I was actually planning on making the crock pot beef with broccoli one day, and had already whisked up the sauce ingredients when I realized I forgot to buy the beef (Where’s the beef?! I think I just dated myself with that reference…tell me I’m not the only one who gets it!) so I decided to use the pork tenderloin I had in my freezer.
I’m so glad for this accidental discovery, because it was a huge hit with the family. The crock pot will get the meat to literally shred apart–tender to perfection! You can serve this over brown or white rice and it makes perfect leftovers. I was able to make a few ‘rice bowls’ with the leftover rice and pork–which the kids all wanted to take to school for lunch the next day–bummer, because I had wanted to eat it! Because I knew we’d have leftovers of the pork tenderloin, I actually 1.5x the sauce recipe so we’d have extra sauce–it was just the right amount!
Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
- Approximately 2 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth (homemade works great, I also like this brand)
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 TB sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 TB cornstarch
- Olive Oil spray
- Spray the olive oil on a large pan spray, and sear the pork before placing it in the crock pot (see this link which explains why I choose to do this admittedly optional step).
- In a small bowl, combine beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over pork tenderloin.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Approximately 10 minutes before you are ready to serve dinner: Using a 1/4-1/2 cup measuring cup, carefully remove sauce from crockpot and place into a small sauce pan on low heat.
- In a cup, mix cornstarch with cold water. Then add cornstarch mixture to sauce until thickened.
- Serve the teriyaki pork tenderloin over brown rice and drizzle the sauce over the pork tenderloin and rice to complete dish.
If you want to make this a gluten free dish, be sure to use a gluten free soy sauce and beef broth.
Let us know if you try it and as always, if you have a recipe you’d like for us to share here on MyFitFamily, send the recipe to FitFamilyCo@gmail.com.
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