As a food blogger I am always thinking about food. In my free time, I love reading cooking magazines and cookbooks. Sometimes you wake up at 2 am and have to write down a recipe idea. And sometimes you dream about it. I dreamed about this pork the night after I made it. It is just that good!This is one of those recipes that you have to try. You throw it into the crockpot and let it work its magic. By the time it was finished and I pulled it out it was falling apart because it was so tender. But you are going to LOVE this glaze. I did a few extra steps to perfect this pork. You can just put the meat into the crockpot and pour the glaze on top. It will still be fantastic.
OR you can make it mind blowing with a few extra steps. Seriously every last bit of this pork was gone. I started by pan searing with salt and coarse pepper it to give it a dark crust before putting it into the crockpot. Then I made the glaze towards the end. I poured some sauce on the top and let it cook for about 15 minutes. I pulled the pork out of the crockpot and layed it on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Poured some more sauce over the top and broiled it for about 5 minutes. THIS gave it a caramelized dark crust along the top. The brown sugar and balsamic combination was pure perfection.
So good you will dream about it. This became one of my favorite pork recipes ever. This pork is so versatile you can serve it over rice, you can serve it in sandwiches, or even serve it with potatoes and use the extra sauce as gravy. How ever you serve it you have to serve it. :) I promise this is one you will love!
- 2-3 pounds Pork tenderloin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ cup Water
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- 1-2 tablespoon Cornstarch
- ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ cup Water
- 4 tablespoons Soy sauce
- Rub the salt and pepper over the pork tenderloin. If you are pan searing it, heat 2 T olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Let each side get very dark brown about 1-2 minutes. Add ½ cup of water to the crockpot and place the pork inside.
- Cook the pork on low for 6-8 hours. The last hour of cooking, in medium saucepan mix together garlic, ½ cup water, brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce together. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium low and stir until the glaze thickens. Slowly add more cornstarch if needed.
- Brush the roast with the glaze 2-3 times the last hour of cooking. To get the caramelized crust, remove the pork roast from the crockpot and place on an aluminum foil lined pan. Brush more of the glaze on top and broil on high for 2-3 minutes until the desired crust is achieved.
- With two forks shred the pork. You can serve with rice, potatoes, or in sandwiches. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.