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Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin from TheFoodCharlatan.com
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4.67 from 3 votes

Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin (Crockpot)

This slow-cooker meal is so easy to throw together. The balsamic sauce is simple but oh so flavorful.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup water

For the Glaze:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker. Rub the seasonings over the pork.
  • Pour ½ cup water in the slow cooker, on the edge so that you don't wash off all the spices you just rubbed on.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, the preheat your broiler.
  • While the roast is finishing up in the slow cooker and your broiler heats up, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small sauce pan: brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce.
  • Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with oil, or use a silpat. Remove the pork from the crock pot and place on the lined baking sheet. Brush a generous amount of the glaze on the pork. Put your oven rack as high as it will go, and broil the pork for 1 or 2 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Don't walk away! Repeat 2 to 3 more times until it is as crusty as you want it. I wouldn't go many more times than this though, or your pork will dry out.
  • Serve with remaining glaze on the side.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 270 kcal, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 98 mg, Sodium: 617 mg, Potassium: 647 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 19 g, Vitamin A: 5 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 31 mg, Iron: 2 mg