Slow Cooker Chipotle-Honey Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Chipotle-Honey Pork Tenderloin

A chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeño pepper that is a key ingredient in Mexican food. It is spicy but not hot, and provides a nice smoky flavour to this dish.

6 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 7 h

180 calories per serving 


1 Chipotle peppers, in Adobo sauce   20 g
1/3 cup honey   120 g
3 tbsp limejuice, freshly squeezed   1 1/2 lime
2 tsp paprika   6 g
1 pinch cayenne pepper   0.1 g
1 tsp ground cumin   3 g
1 tsp dried oregano   1 g
2 pork tenderloin   600 g

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.


  1. Coarsely chop the chipotle pepper then put it in a small bowl with about 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce. Stir in the honey and lime juice. Cook in a microwave oven at maximum power about 30 sec until the mixture is uniformly warmed and blended.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the spices and oregano, then use this mixture to coat the tenderloins. Put them in the bottom of the ceramic cooking pot and pour the honey mixture on top.
  3. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on 'low' for 6-8 h, or until the meat is tender enough to be "pulled" apart easily with a fork. Alternatively, cook on high for 4-5 h.
  4. Please note that there is no need to add salt. Serve the meat with its cooking juices.


As is often the case with slow cooking, this dish is at its best when it is reheated.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (110g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




2 g

3 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

4 %


50 mg


80 mg

3 %


19 g

6 %


1 g

3 %


17 g


22 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

6 %


2 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Heart-healthy | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Slow Cook | Mexican

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