PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 8 HRS | SERVES: 6
This glazed pork tenderloin has been one of my favorite crockpot dishes. Melt-in-your-mouth roast glazed in simple brown sugar and balsamic glaze. It is insanely easy to make and a no-fuss. All you need are to combine the ingredients, set the pork tenderloin to cook in your pot and glaze it during the last hour of cooking. The broiling step is recommended if you prefer a more caramelized crust. An extra step that I highly recommend for the best results! This crock-pot, brown sugar & balsamic glazed pork tenderloin is a must-try!
2 lbs pork tenderloin
1 tsp ground sage
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
How to make Crock-Pot Brown Sugar & Balsamic–Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Step 1: Combine the seasonings (sage, salt, pepper, and garlic). Then, rub this on the entire tenderloin.
Step 2: In your slow cooker, pour half a cup of water. Add the tenderloin and set to cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.
Step 3: In the last 1 hour of cooking the roast, whisk the glaze ingredients (brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, and soy sauce) in a small saucepan. Cook for about 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring until the mixture has thickened.
Step 4: During the last hour of cooking, brush the roast with the glaze about 2 or 3 times. If you prefer a more caramelized crust, transfer the roast to an aluminium-lined sheet pan and glaze. Broil for about 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and caramelized. Do this about 2 to 3 times until you have achieved your desired crust.
Step 5: Serve the brown sugar & balsamic glazed pork tenderloin right away with the rest of the glaze along the side. Enjoy!