SLOW COOKER MEALS: Chinese Pork Tenderloin w/ Asian Noodles

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I haven’t posted a recipe in a bit, so I thought I would share a slow cooker favorite that we tried this past weekend. Everybody loved it, which is a huge success when you’re trying to please a pregnant mommy, a meat-lover husband, and a picky toddler!

Knowing that baby girl #2 will be here in 3 weeks or less, I have started to think about recipes that will require minimal attention and time to make. I mean, I really have no idea what to expect with a crying newborn and an energetic 2-year old both demanding my attention. I’m just thinking it’s a safe bet that I won’t have hours of free time to cook up a gorgeous, deliciously tasting meal.

So, I decided to bust out the slow cooker this weekend and try a couple recipes before the baby. Lucky for us, we hit a winner on our first try with Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Sauced Noodles! We loved the minimal amount of time the dish required, how filling it was, the large quantity it made, and how thin and flavorful the sauce was!

healthy alternative: substitute the noodles for zoodles!!

For more slow cooker recipes, check out my pinterest board here!!

Chinese Pork Tenderloin w/ Garlic-sauced Noodles


2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed (to learn how to trim tenderloin check out this video)
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
8 cups hot cooked Chinese-style noodles (about 16 ounces uncooked)
1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
3/4 cup diagonally sliced green onions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
9 lime wedges $

1. Place tenderloins in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); drizzle over tenderloins. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours.

2. Remove pork from slow cooker, and place in a large bowl, reserving cooking liquid in slow cooker. Let pork stand 10 minutes.

3. Strain cooking liquid through a sieve into a bowl. Cover and keep warm. Shred pork with 2 forks.

4. Return cooking liquid to slow cooker; stir in remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Cover and cook on HIGH 10 minutes.

5. Turn slow cooker off. Add pork, noodles, and next 3 ingredients (through cilantro leaves), tossing to coat. Spoon noodle mixture into bowls; sprinkle with peanuts and chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


xx – anna