Weekend Cooking: Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

2244188763_e888640ff6I’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

Ingredients

Pork:

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

Glaze:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

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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