Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Pork Loin (I used a 5lb one I got on sale at Kroger)
1 teaspoon ground sage
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
Mix seasonings together and rub all over pork loin. 

Put ½ cup water in bottom of crock pot and place the loin in. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce

 An hour before the roast is finished, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan: brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, and soy sauce. Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. (For a more caramelized crust, remove from crock pot and place on aluminum lined sheet pan, glaze, and set under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Repeat 2 to 3 more times until desired crust is achieved (I did not do this step because it was already exactly like I wanted it) Serve with remaining glaze on the side.