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.
- 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
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.
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