We all need a crockpot to lean on

5.15.2013

Welcome back to my world of culinary creations! Today is my first day on the floor at my new job and since I will be working three 12 hours shifts back to back, I am entrusting my handy crock pot to do most of my wifey chores while I am gone!

This recipe comes from C+C Marriage Factory: Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin.
My hubby is a definite carnivore and I wanted to try something different than our chicken and ground turkey meals. 

This was definitely a hit and will be one that we will continue to serve in our Aslan abode.

Ingredients:
1 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloin (or regular pork loin)
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
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:
Combine sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over roast. Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. About 1 hour before roast is done, combine ingredients for glaze in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture thickens. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.

Servings: 6-8


Meat placed into Crockpot with rub

Ingredients for Glaze...BEST part!

Be patient with stirring your glaze. It will thicken over the heat...don't add more cornstarch (YIKES)

Highly recommend cooking for full 6-8 hours. Meat is extremely tender that way!


Used extra glaze to serve over rice
Yum! And how easy was that? Sure, it may seem as if I slaved over the stove all day...but I definitely did NOT!

From our home to yours,
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6 comments:

  1. ohh man looks soo good! lost crock pot pork!

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  2. That looks yummy! I swear, I crock-pot is a Newlywed wife's best friend!

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  3. Congrats on the new job! I absolutely love using my crockpot. This recipe looks great... and easy enough for me. ;)

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  4. Ugh. I need to buy a crockpot! So many recipes to try :]

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  5. This looks delicious! I love crockpot recipes and can't wait to give this a try!
    Also, congrats on your new job! So excited that you have a new job and hope its going well!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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