Slow Cooker Sweet Balsamic Pork

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I love my slow cooker. Even if I don’t get much else done that day, it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a lot when I have dinner going by 9 am. I also like that you can make just about anything in a slow cooker, even food that looks pretty darn fancy (if I do say so myself). And don’t pack it away just because the weather is starting to warm up. In the summer it’s my go-to appliance when I want to make a piece of meat but don’t want to heat up the whole kitchen.

Now, that I’ve probably overshared about how much I love my slow cooker, let’s talk about this pork. This pork was goooood! It was tender and flavorful. But, truly, what makes this pork so amazingly good was the sauce. This sauce was quite possibly the best sauce I’ve ever had. I love balsamic vinegar, and this sauce was the perfect mix of sweet and salty and sour. Really, it’s beyond fantastic!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Loin
  • 2 ½ pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of large fat pockets
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 c. water
Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2/3 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  1. Place the pork loin in the slow cooker.
  2. Rub the poultry seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper over the pork.
  3. Pour the water around the pork.
  4. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Towards the end of the cooking time, whisk the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small saucepan.
  6. Bring the balsamic glaze to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until glaze thickens (about 10-15 minutes).
  7. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred.
  8. To serve, drizzle glaze over pork.

adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe




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  1. says

    Pinned ! I can not wait to try your recipe, Kate :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !
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    • kateheartseating says

      Me too! Seriously, the sauce was so (so, so!) good!! I have tried (and failed) with balsamic reductions before, and I think this sauce was a lot easier. So, if you’ve made reductions, you’re way ahead of me!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thank you so much! Taking better photos was one of my goals for this year, so I really appreciate the compliment! =)

  2. says

    I’ve been on the biggest balsamic glaze kick the past several weeks, so I just love this! I think balsamic glaze livens up the most mundane dishes. Not that this pork looks mundane…it looks incredible!

    • kateheartseating says

      I totally agree!! I love balsamic vinegar, and I’ve been trying to figure out what else I can put this glaze on because I love it so much! I’ve thought about trying balsamic strawberries. Have you ever tried that?

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