Slow Cooker Garlic-Orange Pork Tenderloin
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The slow cooker, plus the acidity from the orange juice, plus the other flavors in the marinade — magical (and easy) dinner.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork tenderloin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • Side: - mashed potatoes**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the pork tenderloin into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Pour the orange juice on and around the pork and then add the minced garlic, ground ginger and dried thyme over the top.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Remove from slow cooker and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Prepare the mashed potatoes.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Garlic-Orange Pork Tenderloin with mashed potatoes and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Serve with mashed sweet potatoes for Paleo/Whole30 meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Garlic-Orange Pork Tenderloin

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, remove from slow cooker and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies.

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