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 sheet

Just 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, or your 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…
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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

4.87 from 67 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 Video

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 Pork Loin wrapped in bacon on serving dish with vegetable sides

perfectly cooked crock pot pork loin with garlic and bacon

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!

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  1. This is the most delicious pork recipe ever. I was so tired of dry, tasteless pork efforts.
    A friend told me to check out Sabrina and I love pork again. I’m trying the slow cooker
    version tonight.

  2. Wonderful recipe. Big hit at our house. The left overs I shredded the pork and bacon and mix in the juices that the meat created. Next day we ate on bun as pork sandwich. The flavors had blended more and were out of this world good.

    1. I haven’t tried it that way before but I don’t see why not. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Thanks!

  3. Would I be able to substitute balsamic reduction for the brown sugar to lessen the sugar content of this recipe? Would that taste good or would it not be compatible?

  4. I have a pork roast that I want to cook up tonight I can’t remember off the top of my head if it’s a tenderloin or not but I want to make it in a slow cooker mainly due to my oven and stove stopped working unfortunately but I’m unsure of some things like if I need to add water or anything like that when I put it in the slow cooker or if I just put it in and let it’s own juices coat the bottom and stuff like that I also don’t have a lot of ingredients to work with so if I could get some advise it would really help and be great thank you!

  5. My all clad slow cooker came Sunday. I love love love this unit. I started my Italian chicken spaghetti sauce on high, set it to switch to low after 2 hrs. Wow it worked like a charm. What a wonderful unit. I browned my hamburger and onions on the stove in the alum insert also. No extra skillet to wash.

    I found a unit in the amazon warehouse that was half price, what a deal. Thank for telling us about this unit.

  6. Someone call the sheriff’s dept. Any thing this good has to be illegal. This is the best pork lion I have ever made. In the past they were always dry, this one is tender as. And moist. This will be my go to recipe for pork lion.

  7. Can I use this recipe on a pork roast? If so how long would I cook it for in a crock pot? 2.6lb roast

    1. As long as it’s a pork loin roast then yes, you can use it. I would check it around 3 1/2- 4 hours for doneness.

  8. Hi Sabrina
    I’m going to cook the pork roast in the oven with the bacon but with the vegetable from your pork and vegetable recipe that you cook in the oven. Do I bake roast covered?

  9. so what did I do wrong? this sounded so delicious but the roast was so tough and dry. The bacon, well I did have to broil but 3 min on each side. I failed somehow but followed the recipe to a “t”….fail for me 🙁

  10. Hi!
    I am making a 7 lb roast with this recipe. My roast has a fat cap on the top and bottom with a spirit down the middle and it is tied. Is this 2 roasts? I want to put it in my XL crockpot and it fits but I am unsure of how long to cook it. Any suggestions?

    1. I would recommend trimming both fat caps. With a roast that size, you might want to make it in the oven instead so it doesn’t dry out. Cook it at 350 degrees for about 10 min per pound. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness (145 degrees F).

  11. I want to set this up for between church services tomorrow (our Sundays begin at 6 AM and end at 9 PM ?) what would my time be for a frozen pork roast?

    1. You want to start with a completely thawed pork roast otherwise it’ll release too much liquid and make it soupy.

  12. I made this slow cooker bacon garlic pork loin for dinner tonight… And I swear… THIS IS THE BEST ROAST I’VE EVER MADE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Let’s be honest, it takes a lot for a recipe to impress me…. But I’m IN LOVE. Even my husband couldn’t stop talking about how much he liked it! Thanks for the great (and easy) recipe!!

    1. Hey going to make a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin in my slow cooker. Do I wrap pot in tin foil and put water in
      the bottom of the slow cooker? I want the bacon to be crispy.

      1. Pork tenderloin and pork loin are two very different cuts of meat. You will have very tough meat before that bacon is anywhere near crispy, I wouldn’t recommend slow cooking this cut wrapped in bacon. Instead cook it in your oven at 400 degrees 20 minutes per pound.

        1. Hi can you still wrap the bacon around a pork tenderloin to cook in the oven. It’s only about 1.40pounds I’m thinking of doing 2.

      2. So gald I read the comments, going to try it in the oven since I bought a tenderloin also ?dang I really wanted to do this in my crock pot ?

  13. Just made this and my husband is raving about it. He even called his mother and said we’ll make it for them for New Year’s Day. I must say this was very delicious and worth the highest rating. Will recommend this to all my friends and family! Happy holidays and happy new year!

  14. Hi, I have an entire pork loin (approx 10 lbs) that I would like to cook in the oven using this recipe. How would I tweak the time?

    1. You’ll want to cook it at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes per pound. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure it has an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

      1. Sorry, also should have asked if I ‘m covering during cooking? I want it to be super moist, but also want the bacon crisp. It’s for Christmas Eve dinner, so kinda special. Thanks for all your help!!

  15. Hi I forgot to trim the fat from my pork loin and I thought it would be ok but as i read thru the comments the one that says the juices were almost covering the pork and it didnt brown made me think they left the fat on as well…..should I unwrap and remove the fat or can i cook as is?

  16. I made the Bacon Garlic Pork Loin. I used my Le Creuset dutch oven in my oven using the slow cooker setting (Electrolux Gas Oven) and it worked great. I’m not sure I like the sweetness from the brown sugar on the pork. It was very tender. The smash garlic and cheese potatoes were great with it.

  17. I want the juiciest, tastiest pork loin possible, so I am tempted to use this recipe in the oven!? Have you done that or recommend against it for any reason?

  18. Hi! I want to try this the weekend,trying to keep it low cal for our family! Can I use Splenda brown sugar? Or no sugar added syrup? And also would turkey bacon be ok?

    1. I haven’t made this recipe with those substitutes. I’m not sure how turkey bacon would do, but if you try it let me know how it turns out!

  19. Do you think wrapping the pork with bacon in aluminum foil and then putting it in the slow cooker would keep it from drying out?

    1. All the fat that will be coming from the bacon during the cooking process will ensure that the pork stays moist. You don’t need to wrap it in foil.

  20. Hi, Sabrina.
    I just put my pork in the crockpot and it’s a bit crowded. I used a 5.25lb pork loin roast and I doubled the bacon because of the size. I saw that you suggested to avoid crowding. Any recommendations, now that I’m already in said situation?

    1. So sorry I didn’t see this earlier. It should be okay, you just might have to cook it longer to get to the temperature that is safe to eat at. Also, if the bacon doesn’t crisp, you might want to take it out and broil it to get that crispy goodness. 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!

    1. You can sub a beef loin roast for a pork loin but the cooking method and temp are going to be different, I would not recommend for this recipe.

  21. My pork loin was 4.75 pounds so I cooked it low for 6 hours. Flavors were good but roast was totally dried out. I did have to broil for 3 mins bc bacon needed it.

  22. 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! 🙂

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

      1. I’ve not tested it before but I would recommend preheating the roaster to 350 degrees f and cook for 2 1/2 hours. Make sure to check the internal temperature for doneness. Hope this helps!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!