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Crockpot Garlic Teriyaki Pork





If  you’re looking for something new & delicious to try for dinner this is it! This Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin recipe is another with minimal prep time, but it’s bursting with flavor. Cooking in the crock pot is one of my favorite dinner options. I love being able to prep for ten minutes and than go on about my day while it cooks itself! I love that it leaves anything it touches tender!

In this recipe we’re going to use a pork tenderloin, green onions, & crushed garlic as our main components. Create a sauce. And voila! Let the crock pot work it’s magic!



Crockpot Garlic Teriyaki Pork

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Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 3.5 hrs on low (Prep - 15 min)


  • Pork Tenderloin
  • 1/2 White Onion (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups Teriyaki or Soy Sauce (Low Sodium preferably)
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup Green Onions (Fresh chives work too)
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)



Straight in the crock pot add your crushed garlic, brown sugar, garlic powder.


Next, carefully pour in your pineapple juice, soy sauce, & rice vinegar.


Stir it up very well.


Than add your sliced white onion, 1/2 cup of green onions, & sesame seeds. Stir.


Add your pork tenderloin.


Make sure to flip it around a few times to really get it in the sauce.


Cook it in low for about 3 hours and 40 minutes.


Once it's thoroughly cooked take it out, slice it against the grain, and rebaste it with the sauce in the crock pot.


Lastly, top it with the other 1/2 cup of green onions.

The flavors in this are so good & it’s so easy, we like to make this at least once a week. Our favorite way to serve it is with rice and vegetables. It’s also perfect with potatoes or along side a salad.

Crockpot Teriyaki Pork

Tenderizing Meat

Besides the crock pot a great way to achieve tender meat is Fruit! Marinating meat with sliced fruit or even juice is a great way to tenderize. The acid in the fruit helps break down any toughness. If you’re worried about it leaving behind too much fruitiness, don’t be! It really just enhances your flavors. Incorporating the pineapple juice into our sauce helps to make it tender even quicker, plus the sweetness it adds is divine.


When cooking rice, if your goal is really moist, delicious, sticky rice: washing it, is a must. Ideally you want to wash it until the water runs clear. This means take your rice (preferably short grain, or if you can’t find that jasmine rice) put the desired amount in a stovetop pot or in your rice cooker pot, fill it with water until the rice is covered. Take a fork and stir it around really good. You will see the water become cloudy. That’s because the starch is separating from the grain. Next pour out the water. Be careful not to lose any of the rice though! Now fill it up again and repeat this until the water is clear. If you love that nice sticky rice they serve you at Japanese restaurants. You will LOVE this!



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  • Reply
    November 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

    That sounds yummy! I love teriyaki! I will also have to try rinsing my rice because I love sticky rice!

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      December 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      It is so good!!

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    Stacey Billingsley
    November 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I love teriyaki, and this looks so easy to make! I will definitely be trying this one out. As the weather gets cooler, I use my crockpot more. I always forget how much I love having dinner waiting for me when I get home.

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    November 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love slow cooker recipes, especially as the weather gets cooler! I’ll have to try this one!

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    November 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I absolutely love cooking with pork, and my hubby loves anything with teriyaki! Sounds like this will be on our menu this week.

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    November 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    This looks SO delicious! I’ve never made slow-cooker teriyaki before but looks like I’ll need to give it a try ASAP 🙂

    BTW, Do you use a recipe plug in? (which one?) .. I love the formatting!


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      December 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely try it. It’s so yummy! The recipe plugin I use is the Solo Pine Recipe Plugin that came with my theme, Sprout & Spoon.

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    November 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    As a working mom, crockpot cooking is a go-to for me. This recipe sounds yummy! I recently bought an Instant Pot, so I may try this with it! Thanks for sharing!

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      December 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Same here, I love using the crock pot! I’ve actually never had an instant pot, but I have heard so many good things about them. I might just have to invest in one!!

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