Set it and forget it Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast is the easiest weekday dinner ever. Just toss all the ingredients in the crock pot or slow cooker and dinner will be ready for you without breaking a sweat. Tender, juicy crock pot pork roast just swimming in a savory sweet garlic sauce the whole family will love.

Slow Cooker Pork Loin with honey garlic sauce on a plate with green beans and rice.


Crock Pot Pork Loin

I used to have a love affair with my slow cooker. I think when you get a new appliance that shaves valuable time off the cooking process we tend to take advantage and overuse it until we just can’t stand one more thing that comes out of it. That actually happened here….the slow cooker became a dust collector because I made just one too many stews.

It wasn’t until recently that I busted it out, dusted it off and decided there had to be other things this handy appliance could be used for besides the old standby…beef stew. And so….I roasted.

I made this incredibly easy Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast with Honey Garlic Sauce. It’s simple, savory, tender, juicy and insanely simple to make. It’s one of those meals that you can literally throw everything into your crock pot or slow cooker in just 5 minutes (I know this because I tested it out several times the past few weeks), run out the door and go about your business.

Honey garlic sauce being drizzled over Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast on a bed of white rice.

What is the difference between a Pork Roast and a Pork Tenderloin?

First of all, pork roast and pork tenderloin are not cut from the same part of the pig. Pork tenderloin is long and narrow while the pork roast is much wider and can be used to cut pork steaks, if you wish.

What the main difference is is how you cook it. While they’re both very lean cuts of pork, the pork tenderloin is best suited for short roasting times or you can cut into medallions and cook quickly on the stovetop.

The pork loin roast is better suited for a low and slow braise or a roast in the oven. You can also slice the pork roast into steaks, brine and grill for a tender, juicy pork steak.

Overhead shot of Honey Garlic Pork Loin made in the slow cooker.

Tips for Cooking Pork Loin Roast

  • The best cut of pork for making Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast is a pork loin or pork shoulder. Both are suitable for the low, slow cooking process.
  • To cook a pork loin, you can either roast it in the oven and cook to the perfect internal temperature of 145 degrees OR you slow cook it using a slow cooker or crock pot (or the slow cooker feature of your Instant Pot!) The slow cooker method is much more forgiving if you need more time and can’t hover over the stove checking the temperature for doneness.
  • Don’t use a pork tenderloin for this recipe. The thin, narrow cut combined with the low fat content will not bode well for this cut. You can end up with a shriveled, dry piece of pork and that’s not good eats.
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast Recipe on a white plate with green beans on a blue background.

How long does it take to cook a pork loin in the slow cooker?

For this Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast recipe, I started with a 4 pound pork loin roast. This size or up to 5.5 pounds takes approximately 4 hours on high or 6 hours on the low setting until the pork is done. You can check the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer. The pork loin roast is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

What To Serve it With

Honey Garlic Pork Loin Roast on a white plate with green beans, white rice and a sliver fork.

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Slow Cooker Pork Loin with honey garlic sauce on a plate with green beans and rice.

Get the Recipe: Crock Pot Pork Loin Recipe

Super easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Honey Garlic Sauce is a slow braised dinner that's tender and juicy.
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Ingredients

  • 4 lb pork loin roast
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 cup chicken stock, or beef stock

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Instructions 

  • Place the pork in the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, hoisin, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and stock.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the pork and cover with the lid.
  • Cook the pork on high for 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
  • Transfer the pork to a platter and keep warm.
  • Pour the remaining sauce in the slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on the stover over medium heat. 
  • Cook the sauce for 5 minutes or until reduced by half. 
  • Slice the pork into 1 inch thick slices and serve with the sauce.

Notes

When cooking at a lower setting for a longer period of time, your pork will be more tender than if cooked at a higher setting. 
Leftover pork will keep in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 5 days. 
Use leftovers in tacos, burritos, or over rice.
Calories: 616kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 72g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 190mg, Sodium: 2675mg, Potassium: 1266mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 49g, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 2.9mg