Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

I found this recipe by the wonderful site pintrest. It was so good, there were a few adjustments made, but over all Josh is begging for it again!

Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

1 lb boneless pork loin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup water


1/2 brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 balsamic vinegar
1/2 water
2 Tbsp soy sauce (or 2 of those Chinese food packets you have lying around)

Combine the salt, pepper, and garlic to rub over roast. Place in slow cooker with 1 cup of water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. About an hour before roast is done combine ingredients for glaze. Heat and stir mixture in saucepan until slightly thickened. Pour small amounts over roast 2-3 times during last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.


My recipe differs from the original post by:

  • I did not use sage, simply because I didn't have it.

  • I used a 1 lb roast which worked great for 2 people (my boyfriend and I). 2 lbs would probably be better for a family of 4, and/or left overs.

  • I used the recommended amount of water (1/2 cup) this time, but it all cooked up and I was left with a burnt bottom of a slow cooker

  • I cooked it for about 9 hours (work day + travel time)

  • Because I had burnt bottom slow cooker I did the glaze in a Pyrex dish and in the oven at 350 (until my rice and broccoli was done)
With all my "modifications" it still came out amazing!! As I said I served with broccoli and rice.