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Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

This slow cooker marmalade pork tenderloin offers an abundance of flavor with a balance of seasonings and spices. You’ll love the combination of sweet, salty, and delicious.

Easy Crock Pot Meals

bowl of Crock Pot marmalade pork tenderloin on rice beside a small salad

I’ve always been someone who enjoyed cooking. However, I don’t like to spend too many hours in front of the stove.

For that reason, I often turn to my slow cooker. I put the ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and a few hours later, dinner is ready.

It’s wonderful to know that you don’t have to worry about what to cook during your busy day, since you’ve already got it started.

By the end of most days, I’m typically exhausted and don’t feel like coming up with something for dinner.

We like a variety of Crock Pot meals and side dishes. Sometimes we want something simple, like this chicken and vegetable dinner.

Other times we prefer something a little more complex, like this absolutely amazing sweet chili chicken.

That’s another easy one that tastes like a meal that requires a lot of time in front of the stove.

Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

I’m listing the ingredients here in the body of this post and then again in a printable recipe card at the bottom.

Since I’m not sure how you want this recipe, I did it both ways for your convenience.

bowl of meat on rice and a salad

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 to 2-1/2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 8 ounces of orange marmalade
  • One 15-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
pork tenderloin, orange marmalade, mandarin oranges, soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic powder, black pepper, and a Crock Pot

You can use either fresh garlic or the minced garlic in a jar.

I always make sure I have a jar of garlic on hand for recipes like this.

minced garlic

Since I couldn’t find a single tenderloin that was the weight I needed, I picked up a two-pack. That gives us enough for a couple of meals and one to give away.

As you add the seasonings, please adjust them to suit your personal taste. If you like more garlic, then by all means, add more.

Or if you don’t care for black pepper, leave it out. We like a lot of seasonings because they all add depth to the overall flavor.

How to Make a Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

First, either spray the inside of your Crock Pot with nonstick cooking spray or line it with a slow cooker bag. That makes cleanup easier.

Secondly, place the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker. Center it as well as you can.

Pork tenderloin in a Crock Pot

Next, combine the marmalade, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, ground ginger, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir until well mixed.

This is where the magic really begins.

bowl of ingredients for the sauce

Then, pour the mixture over the pork tenderloin.

Cover the meat as well as you can with the sauce.

Most of the mixture will run down the sides of the meat and into the pot, which is fine.

pouring sauce over pork tenderloin in the Crock Pot

If you’re using red pepper flakes, sprinkle them over the pork.

You can add what I recommend in the recipe or adjust according to the heat level you and your family like.

Sprinkle the mandarin oranges over the top. These little goodies add even more texture and depth to the flavor of the meat.

Mandarin oranges scattered on top of the pork tenderloin

Finally, put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. 

Either slice the pork or shred it. Pork tenderloins slice very easily, but this time I wanted to serve it over rice. So I shredded it.

shredded marmalade pork tenderloin in slow cooker

Serve hot with rice, potatoes, or pasta.

I gave some to one of my daughters. She and her husband put it on rolls and made sliders that they served with a salad.

shredded slow cooker marmalade pork tenderloin on rice

Delicious Crock Pot Side Dish, Stew, Soup, and Dessert Recipes

Don’t limit yourself to complete meals in your slow cooker. There are so many wonderful sides and delicious soups and stews you can make.

We enjoy this super easy Crock Pot baked beans dish. The recipe is very basic, which gives you plenty of room to add some of your own creativity, which I always encourage.

This potato soup is perfect at the end of a long, cold day. Serve it with a slice of crusty bread, and you’ll get the feeling that all is right in the world.

My friend Julie even makes dessert in her slow cooker. Try this delicious slow cooker pecan pie recipe from her Back to My Southern Roots blog.

Many slow cooker recipes can be adapted for a pressure cooker or stovetop cooking method. You’ll need to adjust the liquid for your pressure cooker.

Go to Pressure Cooking Today for more tips on converting a slow cooker recipe to a pressure cooker recipe.

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Full Plate Thursday, and Meal Plan Monday.

marmalade pork on rice in a bowl

Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

You'll love the versatility of this slow cooker marmalade pork tenderloin.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2-1/2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 8 ounces of orange marmalade
  • One 15-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker.
  2. Combine the marmalade, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, ground ginger, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir until well mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture over the pork tenderloin. 
  4. If you’re using red pepper flakes, sprinkle them over the pork. Sprinkle the mandarin oranges over the top.
  5. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  6. Either slice the pork or shred it.
  7. Serve hot with rice, potatoes, or pasta. It's also good as sandwich or slider filling.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 291Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 83mgSodium 1256mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 32g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Joanne

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

That looks delicious! I am not a huge fan of pork but my husband loves it so I am always looking for new recipes to try. Pinned.

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi Joanne! This is a wonderful way to eat a lean cut of pork. The seasonings add so much flavor, and slow cooking it keeps it tender and shreddable. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

Miz Helen

Saturday 26th of December 2020

I love the combination of flavors for this Pork Tenderloin! Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,516. We hope to see you back here again soon! Miz Helen

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