Monday, October 10, 2011

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

I found the original recipe at Mel's Kitchen Cafe, but now can not seem to find it anywhere on that site! UGH. So here is what I printed out:

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
2 lb. boneless pork loin roast (I like the little ones from Costco)
1 tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 clove garlic, minced or crushed (I always like to use a lot more than this)
1/2 c. water

1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tblspn. cornstarch
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c. water
2 Tblspon. soy sauce

In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub the spices all over the pork roast. Place the roast in a slow cooker and pour in the 1/2 c. water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Near the end of the cooking time, 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 pork from slow cooker, shred and place on a platter or plate. Drizzle the glaze over the pork and serve.

** I did not use a crockpot, but instead made a tinfoil envelope around the roast and cooked it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 4 hours--turned it on when we left for church and it was ready when we got home. (so I didn't need to use the 1/2 c. water)

The glaze was GREAT over the fresh steamed broccoli as well!


Courtney said...

I think I'll make this tomorrow. I'm in a bit of rut and my days are pretty busy so the crockpot woud be perfect!