Crock Pot garlic balsamic glazed pork loin is a delicious slow cooker pork loin recipe that cooks all day in balsamic vinegar and garlic all day and then topped off with a sweet and savory sauce. I have made this pork loin so often I make the pork loin without the glaze and it is still amazing that way too.
A pork loin roast is a versatile and affordable cut of meat that I buy whenever it is on sale. Or buy a few when they are on sale. I sometimes also buy the large pork loins at Sam's Club or Costco.
I cut the loin in half for two meals. The one half was used to make this garlic balsamic pork loin in the crock pot.
Garlic Balsamic Pork Loin Ingredients
The ingredients for this slow cooker pork loin are an interesting combination of flavors. The flavor combinations give a head nod to a BBQ pork, but with just enough variation to keep it from being a straight-up barbecued pulled pork recipe.
How to Make Crock Pot Garlic Balsamic Pork Loin
To make this simple garlic balsamic pork loin, begin by mixing together the sage, paprika, 3 garlic cloves, minced, and the salt and pepper.
I rubbed the seasoning over the two-pound pork loin. Cover the entire pork loin with the rub. If you do not have enough rub, make another batch of the rub.
Place the pork loin in the crock pot with water or broth for a little over 6 hours on low.
When the pork loin has cooked for at least six hours, I began making the glaze. I mixed together ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar, ½ cup of water, and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
I cooked over medium heat until it thickened. I removed it from heat.
I brushed the glaze on the pork loin 3-4 times over the next hour.
I removed it from the crock pot and gently sliced the loin and pulled the meat apart. It fell apart it was so moist.
Hunk of Meat Monday: Garlic Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
- 2 lbs. pork loin
- 1 tsp. sage
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 3 cloves of garlic
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ c. water
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbls. cornstarch
- ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
- ½ c. water
- 2 Tbls. soy sauce
- Mix together sage, paprika, garlic, salt & pepper. Rub over pork loin.
- Place pork in crock pot with ½ cup of water and cook on low for 6 hours.
- After pork is finished cooking, mix together ingredients for glaze in saucepan.
- Cook glaze over medium heat until thickened.
- Remove pan from heat and brush glaze over pork 3-4 times.
- Remove pork from crock pot and serve.
It is definitely a keeper!!
What do you have cooking this week?
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Looks delish! I think I need to put a pork loin on my shopping list! 🙂
Look at you using the fancy print thing - I hadn't even gotten that far yet! xo
Yum! Looks amazing!! I always worry if the boyfriend will like something that looks good from pinterest - I should just go for it and see!
Love the new look on your site! And that pork roast looks pretty awesome, too! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
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This looks amazing! Would you mind sending me some for lunch?? Your leftovers look way better than mine!! 🙂
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LOVE the new look, Leah! Very fresh.
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Love your pork loin recipe!!! First time to this blog hop. Thanks for hosting!
HOLY COW LEAH! you redid your blog and it looks AMAZING!!!! 🙂 <3
Delicious but I have to say you had me at "Hunk of Meat Monday"! Too funny.