Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

I love me a good pork recipe.  I love crock pots.  Combine the two, and you get excellent results!  The pork in this recipe is very tender, and the glaze makes the dish.  It is delicious...and takes less than 5 minutes to make.  Sometimes you just need a little effort, big impact kind of dinner, and this fits the bill!  

And let me tell you, when something has been re-pinned on Pinterest numerous times, it is for good reason!  Enjoy :)
Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
2 pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of large fat pockets
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub the spices all over the roast. Place the pork roast in the slow cooker and pour in the 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Near the end of the cooking time for the roast, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker, shred and place on a platter or plate. Drizzle the glaze over the pork and serve.
*I threw in some baby carrots the last 4 hours of cooking time as well, they were awesome!

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