Thursday, November 10, 2011

Brown Sugar and Balsalmic Glazed Pork Loin

I am always looking for good slow cooker recipes because with two kids 2 and under - it's a chore to get dinner on the table!  Heck, it was a chore with just one!  :-)
This is a recipe I "pinned" on the best site ever, Pinterest!

I was actually a little skeptical when I was putting this together because I just knew it was going to dry out.  But, I was pleasantly surprised and completely wrong!  It was actually very tender and not dry at all...and I didn't even add any additional liquid to it.  I thought it was very good and the hubby said he liked it but did not rave about it.  But, if I'm being honest, he (ok, both of us) have pretty high expectations for food and it is especially hard for me to find slow cooker recipes that he really likes.  It is kinda hard to find really good ones that don't involve "cream of something" soup.  Anyway!  It's not the best meal I've ever made but it was tasty enough (and very easy) that I would definitely make it again!  Give it a try!

*picture borrowed from the website the recipe came from...b/c my picture did not do it any justice!

Brown Sugar and Balsalmic Glazed Pork Loin
1 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloin (or regular pork loin)
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Combine sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over roast. Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. About 1 hour before roast is done, combine ingredients for glaze in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture thickens. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.


Haylee said...

hey Morgan!
I've been meaning to ask you what you served this with? I'm a side girl so I must have at least 2 sides!!:)

Morgan said...

some green bean (can't remember exactly how I prepared them) and bread. It wasn't the fanciest meal!