Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is a take on my most popular recipe, Brown Sugar Garlic Pork made for the slow cooker and with bacon in just 5 ingredients!

Slow Cooker Pork Loin in just 5 ingredients!

Crock Pot Pork Loin Is Here!

Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is a play on my most popular recipe that has over half a million views in its first year, Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Loin. On an almost daily basis readers would reach out to me to ask if the recipe could be made in a slow cooker and for months I said: “no, sorry there isn’t enough fat in the pork loin to keep it moist, this is best done in the oven.”

Well, those days are over! I began testing the recipe a couple of months ago for a slow cooker version. I kept pork loins untrimmed, I added all varieties of fats, I even tried injecting the pork to keep it moist. No bueno. I finally decided it was time to take this pork show to the next level and go pork on pork.


This slow cooker pork loin Has Just 5 Ingredients!

Michael Symon would be proud of this recipe which is my original recipe wrapped in thick cut bacon and cooked to delicious pork perfection. Here is a look at the long list of ingredients.

Ingredients for slow cooker pork loin laid out on baking sheetJust kidding! This Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is 5 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) and the hardest part of the prep is mincing the garlic. I add it to the slow cooker in true to my blog fashion, with no liquids. Don’t worry as it cooks it will release liquids into the slow cooker.

pork loin cooked in crock pot

Crock Pot Pork Loin Tips

Give the Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin a rest for about 10-15 minutes (this may be the hardest wait of your day) and then slice into portions. I find 1/2 inch slices are best, and I serve 2-3 slices per person depending on size of appetite.

Moist slices of Slow Cooker Pork Loin wrapped in bacon

In case you need a delicious side dish for your Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin you can make my Parmesan Garlic Crash Hot Potatoes I shared earlier this week with you favorite green vegetable or Roasted Carrots.

crock pot pork loin wrapped in bacon served with broccoli and potatoes

We’re huge bacon fans around these parts… so much so that the official blog assistant (read: husband) stole a solitary piece of bacon from the end of the loin and said “What? It was basically falling off?!” Note: It was not.

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Tools Used In This Recipe:

Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

4.85 from 59 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is a take on my most popular recipe, Brown Sugar Garlic Pork made for the slow cooker and with bacon in just 5 ingredients!


  • 3 pound pork loin , trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Rub the tablespoon of canola oil and add Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
  2. Add the garlic and brown sugar to the top of the pork.
  3. Wrap the pork with the bacon (I wrapped all the way around, if you want to drape them over the top you can as well.)
  4. Place carefully into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

  5. If you finish the cooking time and for some reason the bacon is not as crispy as you would like, remove the pork and put it on a baking sheet in the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes (keep the pork in the middle of the oven, not too close to the top).

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Loin

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 388 calories, Calories: 388g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 134mg, Sodium: 331mg, Potassium: 768mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 15g, Vitamin C: 0.5g, Calcium: 21g, Iron: 1.9g

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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is a take on my most popular recipe, Brown Sugar Garlic Pork made for the slow cooker and with bacon in just 5 ingredients!
Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin is a take on my most popular recipe, Brown Sugar Garlic Pork made for the slow cooker and with bacon in just 5 ingredients!

About the Author

Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. Thank you Sabrina! Just made this and it was awesome. Your method of no additional liquid in the crockpot when cooking meat is inspired. Tried your recipe for chicken thighs with this method as well and the protein comes out moist and flavorful with no “boiled” texture. I look forward to more of your posts.

    1. So glad you liked them and trusted the process – I know its almost sacrilegious to not add liquid to a slow cooker but it really works! 🙂

  2. I am definitely going to make this pork recipe. I am interested in the potatoes that appear on the plate next to the roasted pork and the broccoli.
    What is the recipe for the potatoes?

    Thank you in advance!

  3. SOOOOOOO happy I found this recipe because typically I just throw seasonings on a pork loin and put it in the oven. Nothing fancy, but it works. But I am REALLY excited to try this since I am on a low carb diet and of course everyone likes bacon.

    Thank you!!

    1. If you are using a tenderloin, you will want to cook it less time. I don’t recommend a tenderloin because they are so lean and don’t do well in a slow cooker.

  4. I can not wait to try this recipe. My husband is out of town until next week plus I will have a tooth pulled next week so it will be a couple of weeks before I can make it. It really looks great. thank you for the recipe.

  5. I have a Pork Sirloin. Will that work?
    It is just about 2 lbs. How long do I cook it for?
    Which will better, a crock pot or slow cooker? I have both.

    1. Yes, it’ll work. 🙂 Also, crock pot is just the name brand for some slow cookers. They’re actually one in the same.

  6. In the picture it looks like there is liquid in the crockpot but no mention of any liquid is that just the grease from the pork?

  7. So mine looks awful its cooked all the way through but didn’t brown at all juices are almost over the top of the roast what did I do wrong

  8. I see you had said it’s better done in the oven.
    Do you have a recipe to do it that way?
    I don’t have an oval slow cooker, mine is deep and I’m scared because it won’t lay flat, that it won’t turn out properly?

    Thanks in advance.

  9. I’m making this today but I dont have the aluminum cast iron on the bottom of my slow cooker so do I put aluminum foil in its place? Also its been cooking for a few hours now and I dont see any juices like in your pictures, did I do something wrong?

    1. Pork tenderloin is best quickly cooked on a grill, seared, roasted or sliced and cooked in stir frys. The meat is lean so you have to be careful not to overcook.

  10. Hi Sabrina lm going to try the bacon wrapped pork loin Recipe. I have a 5 pound pork loin. How long would l have to cook this on low in the crockpot? Thanks JJ

    1. You want to make sure that it’s not overcrowding your slow cooker but I would think that 6-8 hours on low would work. You could also cook it in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minute per pound. Hope this helps!

        1. My recipe doesn’t call for any liquid to swap out for pineapple juice. Feel free to add it and see how the flavors turn out. I would love to hear how it goes!