Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin (Keto, Low Carb)

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin is a wonderful keto, low carb, gluten free dinner the whole family will enjoy!

If you’re looking for a lean protein and are tired of chicken, pork tenderloin is a fantastic choice! Seasoned perfectly and seared well before cooking in the slow cooker and you’ve got an easy weeknight meal or weekend. Using the slow cooker in the winter is always comforting and wonderful, but if you haven’t yet tried using it in the warmer months, especially summer, you have got to try this! 

When you have wonderful outdoor summer plans like heading to the beach or pool, making this in the morning is ideal. You come home with the amazing, delicious smells in you’re kitchen and you’re kitchen stays nice and cool because you didn’t have to use the oven!! Win win in my opinion!

This recipe is an adaption of my Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken. Just like that recipe, this one does not disappoint and provides a nice variety for dinner! Either way, you’ve got two equally delicious slow cooker recipes. Just add a couple of sides like my Italian Style Coleslaw or Mock Potato Salad or Antipasto Cauliflower “Rice” Salad. 

Always let your meat rest a good five to ten minutes before slicing. Why? If you slice into the pork or chicken and it hasn’t had time to rest, often all the wonderful juices you want, end up releasing all over your cutting board. And that is sad. Don’t slice right away, just rest! You’ll have a delicious and juicy meal!

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings @ 4 ounces
Author Brenda Bennett/Sugar Free Mom


  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix the first four dry ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. Rub pork tenderloin in dry seasoning mixture.

  3. In a large saute pan heat oil, 1/4 cup balsamic and garlic on medium heat until hot.

  4. Add pork to saute pan and sear, browning meat on all sides.

  5. Reduce heat to low.

  6. Transfer pork to slow cooker.

  7. Pour remaining balsamic into pan, with water continuing to stir for a few minutes to de-glaze pan.

  8. Pour juices over the top of the tenderloin in crock pot.

  9. Cook on high 2.5- hours or until internal meat thermometer says 170 degrees.

  10. Let rest 5-10 minutes then slice.

  11. Serve or return slices to slow cooker and keep warm in the juices.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition info includes only 2 tablespoons of balsamic. While the balsamic is used in the recipe, it mostly remains in the slow cooker and not much is absorbed into the meat. The juice from the meat cooking with the garlic, oil, water and balsamic used to sear the meat is a great dressing for salad or to pour over the meat when serving. 

Net Carbs: 1g

This recipe was first published in 2013 and updated with video in 2020.

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 74mg25%

Sodium 352mg15%

Potassium 477mg14%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 24g48%

Vitamin A 9IU0%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 19mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda



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