I’ve had this glorious pork loin recipe bookmarked via Pinterest for a long while. It’s all over the Pinterest realm. Pinned and pinned and pinned again. Could something that has been pinned at least a hundred million times live up to the hype?
Um, yes. This pork loin certainly did just that.
Not only is it one of the simplest recipes in the universe to prepare (hello, slow cooker, how do I love thee?), but the juicy, succulent pork is elevated beyond words when drizzled with the thick and sweet balsamic glaze.
Really. This just might be one of my favorite pork recipes of all time. Served with simple baked brown rice and a steamed vegetable, this meal had success and love and repin-immediately all over it.
Note: This recipe is easily doubled – increase all the amounts (for the pork or the glaze) if making a larger roast.
- 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.
Recipe Source: adapted slightly from C&C Marriage Factory (bookmarked via Pinterest)