Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin – Dangerously delicious! Super simple to make and it tastes great! Pork loin, parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, honey, soy sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook all day. Can shred or slice the cooked pork. Serve over grits or potatoes. An easy weeknight meal or a great alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

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Easy Crockpot Pork Dinner

This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin is AH-MAZ-ING! One bite and you are sure to be blown away. The pork is so tender and juicy. And the sauce! Oh, the sauce! SO good. Not only is this dish crazy good, but it is also super simple to make in the crockpot. Simply dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it cook all day. We ate this for dinner and had the leftovers for lunch during the week. The leftovers might have tasted better. You must make this ASAP!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin

This pork is SUPER easy to make. Start with trimming your boneless pork loin. You just want to cut off any large pieces of fat. Place the loin in the slow cooker. In a bowl, stir together Parmesan cheese, honey, soy sauce, oregano, basil, olive oil, minced garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the pork and cook until tender. Shred the pork and place it back in the slow cooker. Let the pork simmer in all that yummy sauce a few minutes before serving.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Pork Loin? It is basically a giant boneless pork chop. It can be called by several names: Center-cut pork loin roast, center-cut pork roast, pork center loin roast, pork center cut rib roast, pork loin center cut, pork loin center rib roast, pork loin roast center cut, and pork loin rib half.
    • Please note that a pork loin and pork tenderloin are NOT the same cut of meat. Tenderloins are thin and small. Pork loins are wide enough to cut steaks pieces from it.
  • Make sure and have a meat thermometer handy. Pork loin should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. Pork is safe to eat with a blush of pink.
  • shredded our pork loin but you can remove it from the slow cooker and slice it if you prefer.
  • You can use freshly grated or canned grated parmesan cheese.
  • Feel free to use any spices that you enjoy. This is great with onion powder, paprika, thyme, or rosemary.
  • For a thicker sauce, transfer the cooking liquid to a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until thickened. 
  • Can I cook the pork on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the pork for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
  • Can I freeze Honey Garlic Pork? Yes! Let the pork cool completely and place in freezer bags. To reheat the pork, thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Is Honey Garlic Pork Loin gluten-free? Use a gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten-free dish.

Pork is Packed Full of Protein

Eating 20 – 30 grams of protein per meal helps fuel your body and may help you feel fuller. That being said, every 3 ounces of pork is packed full of 22 – 24 grams of protein depending on the
cut.

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What to Serve with Pork Loin

This pork is a new favorite at our house. We serve the shredded pork over some Parmesan Rice Grits. This is also delicious over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles. Make sure to spoon that yummy sauce from the crockpot over the pork. There is a ton of great flavor in the sauce. You don’t want to let it go to waste!

This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but it would also be great for your upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meal. Serve the pork with some green beans, asparagus, or a salad. SO delicious!

Need more side dish ideas? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this slow cooker pork:

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin – Dangerously delicious! Super simple to make and it tastes great! Pork loin, parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, honey, soy sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook all day. Can shred or slice the cooked pork. Serve over grits or potatoes. Such an easy and delicious weeknight meal! This is also a great alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 lb pork loin roast
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper or to taste

Instructions:

  • Trim pork loin and place in slow cooker.
  • Whisk together parmesan cheese, honey, soy sauce, oregano, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over pork loin.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Shred the pork with 2 forks.

Notes:

  • What is Pork Loin? It is basically a giant boneless pork chop. It can be called by several names: Center-cut pork loin roast, center-cut pork roast, pork center loin roast, pork center cut rib roast, pork loin center cut, pork loin center rib roast, pork loin roast center cut, and pork loin rib half.
  • Please note that a pork loin and pork tenderloin are NOT the same cut of meat. Tenderloins are thin and small. Pork loins are wide enough to cut steaks pieces from it.
  • The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh pork cuts is 145ºF.​ 
  • I shredded our pork loin but you can remove it from the slow cooker and slice it if you prefer.
  • You can use freshly grated or canned grated parmesan cheese.
  • Can I cook the pork on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the pork for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
  • Can Honey Garlic Pork be frozen? Yes! Let the pork cool completely and place in freezer bags. To reheat the pork, thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Use a gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten-free dish.

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  1. There is GF Soy. My friend is Lactose intolerant, Gluten and Nightshade. It becomes challenging. An I always use less salt due to my family taking salt of the table when I was in grade school, over sixty years ago. I am going to try this recipe.

  2. Looks really good, but it’s not gluten-free because of the soy sauce. That would need adjustment, and g-f soy sauce exists, but is very salty tasting. Just a warning to those who aren’t as familiar with gluten free cooking for celiacs like my husband.

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