Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
This sweet and spicy tenderloin recipe is super easy! Make it as spicy as you like by adding more or different types of chili peppers. This version is mild enough for my 4-year-old to enjoy. Two 1 pound tenderloins might only feed six because everyone will want seconds!
Author: The Chef
Recipe type: Main dish
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 fresh red chile pepper, finely chopped
- ½ large onion, sliced
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tenderloins on all sides, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in garlic, red chile pepper, onion, and black pepper.
- Put browned tenderloins into slow cooker, cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on Low for about 4 hours, turning 2 to 3 times during the cooking time to ensure even doneness. Internal temperature in the tenderloin should reach 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
- Remove tenderloins from the slow cooker and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. If desired, spoon liquid over slices when serving.