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 PorkPrint Recipe
- 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.
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!