How to cook the marinated, Hormel pork loin tenderloin in the slow cooker for the best and most tender results.
Have you ever seen those pre-marinated, pre-seasoned pork tenderloins in your meat section? I absolutely love having one of those on hand. They last in the fridge for about a month. They are perfect for those days when I do not know what to cook, or forgot to set my meat out of the freezer.
The hormel pork tenderloin is very easy to make and super quick in the oven. However, I highly suggest cooking the tenderloin in the slow cooker. It takes less than two hours (even just 90 minutes usually) and comes out extremely tender.
There are tons of different brands and flavors to choose from. I have tried almost all of them; however, this recipe will feature the apple bourbon. It is a fan favorite!
For anyone who has not seen this tenderloin before, here is what the apple bourbon hormel pork loin looks like. As I said, there are different brands, I also love Prairie Fresh, and flavors.
What You Need to Make the Hormel Tenderloin
First things first is a crock pot or slow cooker of course. I use the original crock pot brand and I love using the liners for easy clean up; however, you do not have to. Make sure you grab a meat thermometer too, that can stay in a closed crock.
Then, of course, you will need the Hormel pork tenderloin. You can also use another brand or any flavor that you wish.
I am not even kidding, the only ingredient you will need is some broth; however, you can substitute that with some water if you do not have any. This just keeps the pork moist as it cooks.
If you find that any of the flavors are too spicy or smokey for you, which they can be, you can also sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
How to Cook a Hormel Marinated Pork Tenderloin in a Slow Cooker
Cooking the Hormel pork tenderloin in the slow cooker is very easy. Add the broth or water to the bottom of the crock pot first. Then, add in the pork tenderloin. Stick the meat thermometer into the largest part of the pork. Then, set the crock pot on low for 90 to 120 minutes. When the pork is done, slice into pieces.
If you do not have that long, or want to try out the oven version, preheat the oven to 435 degrees. Add the pork tenderloin to a greased baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
You can also cook the hormel pork tenderloin in the air fryer for about 10 minutes, using the same technique and the slow cooker with the broth.
Additional Tenderloin Recipes
If you want to make the tenderloin yourself, I have plenty of recipes. Make my crock pot BBQ pork tenderloin, or my BBQ turkey tenderloin in the crock pot. If you want a different flavor, try out my Instant Pot turkey tenderloin with a garlic herb crust.
Hormel Pork Tenderloin
How to cook the marinated, Hormel pork loin tenderloin in the slow cooker for the best results.
Hormel Pork Tenderloin
- ⅛ cup chicken broth
- 1 Hormel Pork Tenderloin
- Cooking the Hormel pork tenderloin in the slow cooker is very easy. Add the broth or water to the bottom of the crock pot first. Then, add in the pork tenderloin.
- Stick the meat thermometer into the largest part of the pork. Then, set the crock pot on low for 90 to 120 minutes.
- When the pork is done, slice into 8 pieces.
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