Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, tender and flavorful slow cooked pork glazed in a sweet and tangy sauce that will not disappoint.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, tender and flavorful slow cooked pork glazed in a sweet and tangy sauce that will not disappoint.

This Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin happened out of necessity! This year at Easter I was procrastinating, didn’t have plans to prepare a big dinner. Until I woke up on Easter Sunday with tons of motivation and hopped my way to the grocery store only to find not a single ham, I mean ZERO hams.

So there I stood trying to figure out a back up plan that wasn’t an ordinary dinner. That’s when I whipped out my phone, went to my Pinterest app and found a recipe that I’d pinned months ago for pork loin.  Low and behold there was one, yes ONE pork loin remaining at the store and it was on sale. So into my cart it went. Not only did the recipe look great on Pinterest, I already had the remaining ingredients on hand at home, which made me happy since I was striking out at the grocery store.

The smell throughout the day was amazing, you’ll know what I mean when you prepare this!  Hardest part of this entire recipe is waiting all day long as you smell the aroma.  You’ll notice in the recipe that I browned the pork loin prior to placing into the slow cooker, that is simply a preference, you can opt not to brown if you desire.

The glaze which you brush on during the last hour of slow cooking, really makes this dish.  Yes, without it the pork loin would still be flavorful and tender, but the sweet and tangy flavors of the glaze are what set this dish over the top.  So much so that my husband actually told me I could make this for him once a week for the rest of his life (PS-caught him munching on leftovers before bedtime), and he rarely gets overly excited about food.

Serve with a salad and a nice side dish such as our {copycat} Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, dinner will be amazing!

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork loin
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 t ground sage
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 T soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat large high sided pan with olive oil over medium-high heat, add pork loin to pan, cover. Brown all sides of pork loin by turning a couple of times.
  2. Transfer pork loin to slow cooker, add water to bottom of crock.
  3. Using fork, stab top of pork loin a few times to create holes. Rub garlic into top of pork loin, pressing into holes created by fork.
  4. Evenly cover top of pork loin with sage, salt & pepper.
  5. Cover and cook 6 hours on low. ***Please keep in mind all temperature/cook times may vary***
  6. One hour prior to end of cooking time, combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk frequently until slightly thickened.
  7. Brush top of pork loin with glaze 3 times during last hour of cooking. If you have remaining glaze, serve alongside cooked pork loin.
  8. Allow pork loin to rest 10 minutes on platter prior to cutting.

Notes

Original recipe found at: C & C Marriage Factory

https://whoneedsacape.com/2014/05/brown-sugar-balsamic-glazed-pork-loin/

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, tender and flavorful slow cooked pork glazed in a sweet and tangy sauce that will not disappoint.

 

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Comments

  1. I had not thought of Balsamic Glaze with Pork Loin before, but it makes perfect sense. Love it!

  2. Yum! I’m addicted to anything with balsamic in it! Pinning it now! I would love it if you would come over and link it up with us at Tasty Tuesdays!

  3. I make a recipe very similar to this and it is amazing. Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

  4. Oh my! Yummy mc yumm yum! I can not wait to try this! Thank you for posting!

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