Crockpot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Spinach & Strawberries

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Crockpot balsamic pork tenderloin with spinach, strawberries, goat cheese & balsamic gravy is a low carb & healthy dinner recipe that’s full of flavor!

a serving plate with slices of pork tenderloin that have been stuffed with spinach, strawberries and goat cheese. You can see the fresh strawberry slices on the plate along with fresh basil, and crumbles of goat cheese. The pork is drizzled with a golden brown balsamic honey gravy.

Poor pork never gets the credit it deserves (unless it’s in bacon form).

I promise you, this amazing pork tenderloin in the slow cooker will have you on team pork because it’s so easy, healthy and delicious.

It’s everything a pork tenderloin should be: flavorful, juicy, and fall-apart tender.

This easy pork tenderloin is stuffed with fresh spinach, strawberries and creamy goat cheese then rubbed in herbs, browned to perfection, and cooked in the crockpot with a honey balsamic gravy.

Trust me my fellow foodies cause this girl’s not eating pork unless it’s dripping in flavor ;).

Tips for making tasty slow cooker pork tenderloin: 

  1.  After butterflying the pork, you want to pound it thin.  This will ensure it stays nice and tender.
  2.  A good dry rub will give the pork extra flavor and a nice crust.
  3. Browning the pork tenderloin before placing it in the crockpot, helps to lock in the moisture and keep it nice and tender.

What should the internal temperature of pork tenderloin be?

Pork tenderloin should be 145 degrees for medium rare and 160 degrees for medium.

a side by side picture; one of pork tenderloin that’s in a crockpot with fresh spinach and strawberries. It’s been rubbed with herbs and drizzled with honey balsamic. The other picture is the pork tenderloin after it’s been cooked in the crockpot. It’s nice and golden brown and the spinach has wilted.

The dry rub for this crockpot balsamic pork tenderloin with spinach is simple:

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried rosemary

Since there’s so much moisture in the crockpot while cooking, the balsamic honey mixture becomes more thin and watery than thick like gravy.  This is totally fine and exactly what it should look like.

It’s actually got all the flavor renderings from the pork so it’s like flavor town central 😉 and we want to use every last drop of it!

To make it into a delicious thick gravy we simply strain it into a medium saucepan, add a bit more balsamic and a tablespoon of cornstarch.  It gets simmered just until thickened. 

I have to be honest.  It took a while for me to start cooking with pork.  I always banned from my ingredients list for no good reason.

Now, it’s earned it’s spot in my dinner rotations but it’s got to be MOIST and it’s got to be full of flavor or it’s going straight in Dallas’ food bowl ;).

This easy crockpot pork tenderloin is just that.  Plus it’s healthy and low carb (not that the kids need to know that)

Pork tenderloin that’s stuffed with sautéed spinach, sliced strawberries, and goat cheese has been sliced and drizzled with balsamic gravy. It’s served on a light green serving platter and there’s fresh strawberry slices and goat cheese on the platter

What to serve with crockpot balsamic pork tenderloin with spinach & strawberries?

  • Rice Pilaf (use brown or white rice)
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Quinoa

Looking for more easy pork dinner recipes?

Crockpot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Spinach & Strawberries

Crockpot balsamic pork tenderloin with spinach, strawberries, goat cheese & balsamic gravy is a low carb & healthy dinner recipe that’s full of flavor
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot, easydinner, familydinner, Healthy, porktenderloin, Slowcooker
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Wine a Little Cook A Lot

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup+3 tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 4 cups Fresh Spinach see recipe notes
  • 1 1-1.5 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup Strawberries sliced thin
  • 2 oz. Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp Dried Rosemary divided
  • 1/3 cup+ 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add 1 tbsp of Olive Oil in large sauté pan. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Butterfly the pork tenderloin by cutting a deep slit all the way down the length of the pork, being careful not to go all the way through. Open the pork up like a book and pound to about ¾” thick.
  • Evenly layer the sautéed spinach, sliced strawberries and goat cheese in the middle of the pork. Tightly roll up the pork lengthwise and secure with kitchen twine or tooth picks.
  • Combine garlic & onion powder, salt, pepper and 1 tsp of the dried rosemary in a small bowl. Rub generously all over the pork.
  • In the same pan you cooked the spinach, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over med-high heat. Add pork and brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • In a small measuring cup combine remaining ¼ cup of olive oil, ½ tsp rosemary, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar and honey. Pour over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Once the pork is done cooking, remove from crockpot and place on cutting board. Remove kitchen twine (or toothpicks).
  • Strain out remaining liquid from the crockpot into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 2 tbsp balsamic and 1 tbsp cornstarch. Bring mixture to a boil, lower and simmer 5-8 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Slice pork and serve with balsamic gravy.

Notes

If you have leftover spinach and strawberries, you can place them in the bottom of your crockpot before adding the browned pork and serve with the sliced pork.


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