Slow-Cooker Chinese Five-Spice Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Slow-cooking pork tenderloin retains moisture and makes for great texture and flavor.
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Full of night-before preparations and featuring dozens of fantastic recipes for breakfasts, dinners, appetizers, and dessert, this cookbook is perfect for busy families.
6 Servings SERVINGS


  • 2 1⁄2 lb. pork tenderloin (not center cut)
  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 1⁄4 tsp. Chinese Five Spice blend
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch



There’s nothing quite like coming home to find your dinner has cooked itself. In addition to being easy to use, slow-cookers provide a great opportunity to re-imagine leftovers and tackle would-be complex recipes with ease. The versatility of the slow-cooking process means it can produce varied recipes for all meals of the day from all over the world. The Magical Slow-Cooker (Front Table Books, 2015) by Sarah Olson, provides a roadmap for the slow-cooker—full of tips and prep-ahead, healthy recipes to fit any busy schedule or tight budget.

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: The Magical Slow-Cooker

This dish is not spicy; it’s flavored with the seasoning “Chinese Five Spice.” Chinese Five Spice is a blend of anise, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and ginger.