I first shared this recipe over at Designed Decor a couple of weeks ago, but in case you didn’t get a chance to check it out, I’m reposting my recipe for Sesame Ginger Pork Tenderloin. This recipe is very yummy and reminds quite a bit of another pork recipe that I’ve written about– Asian Pork Chops.  This recipe has popped up on a number of websites, but I wanted to let you know that it’s a very versatile recipe.   First you can cook it on the grill. This is a great summertime option. Alternatively, you can cook it in the crockpot/slow cooker. When I’ve seen it posted before, it is generally for the grilled variation, so I wanted to showing everyone that this recipe works wonderfully in the crockpot/slow cooker. However, at the end of the recipe, I’ll let you know how to change the recipe for the grill.

Sesame Ginger Pork Tenderloin


  • 1 Pork Tenderloin (1-2 pounds usually)
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Minced Garlic or 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

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Place your Pork Tenderloin into your slow cooker. You should be able to make the marinade/sauce in a single 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Add all of those ingredients and mix thoroughly. The honey needs to be completely mixed into the soy sauce. Once it is blended, you can pour it directly onto the pork tenderloin.  Cook the tenderloin on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. We served it over rice.

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Now if you want to make it on the grill, here is what you will do differently:  Place your pork tenderloin into a dish or gallon sized bag.  After preparing the marinade, pour it over the meat, and let it marinade for at least 2 hours, but overnight is better.  I always try to turn my meat during the day.  When you are ready to cook the meat, take it out and roll it in lightly toasted sesame seeds.  Cook on the grill until done.

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