I’ve had a doozy of a week, so I was looking for something easy that I could just throw in the slow cooker for my Saturday dinner. This morning I went to yoga class (sigh of contentment), had a quick lunch, then put this together in about 10 minutes. Now I have the rest of the afternoon free to spend as I please and we should be able to eat this for at least two meals.
Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
(recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe), serves 6-8
2 pound boneless pork loin roast, fat trimmed
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1. In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub the spices all over the roast. Place the pork 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.
2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker, shred and place on a platter or plate. Drizzle the glaze over the pork and serve.
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