Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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Author Notes: This recipe is from:
Melissa Bossler

Serves 6

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  1. Mix together the seasonings : sage, salt, pepper and garlic, and rub over the tenderloin.
  2. Place 1/2 cup water in slow cooker, followed by the tenderloin, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. 1 hour before the roast is finished, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan : brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, and soy sauce.
  4. Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
  5. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. (For a more caramelized crust, remove from crock pot and place on aluminum lined sheet pan, glaze, and set under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Repeat 2 to 3 more times until desired crust is achieved.)
  6. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.
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9 days ago Elizabeth Drake

used this to make a pulled pork and it is my family's favorite recipie by far. i just shredded the pork after the initial cook time and then add the sauce (which I doubled) and then cooked for another 2 hours! Best pulled pork


16 days ago Wendy Ciaccia

Fantastic! he best slow cooker recipe that
I have done!! And it actually glazed in the crock pot! I will do 51/2 hours in the pot next time..


about 1 month ago diane jarvi

I made this for the Super bowl. Be careful if you put under the broiler! I glazed one side and broiled for 5 minutes, then glazed the other side and broiled 5 minutes. Nice crust, but the meat totally dried out. What a disappointment after waiting for 5 hours!


about 1 month ago Ashley Parrish

Any idea on what the serving size would be for just the sauce (delicious by the way) ?


2 months ago anne

How do I know when it is ready??


3 months ago Emma K

First I have to tell you that I have never commented on a recipe before, I just never seem to get around to it. But I had to tell you that I made this a few days ago and my family, which includes twin 2 year olds (with fussy 2 year old eating habits!) all loved it! I had a nice piece of leftover tenderloin so I decided to try it on a pizza. I layers the pizza dough with fontina cheese, the pulled pork, scallions, and cheddar cheese. After it was finished baking I drizzled the pizza with the glaze. Mmmm leftover heaven! Thank you for this recipe and for inspiring a new one!


4 months ago Shannon H.

Made this last night, used cherry balsalmic vinegar because I didn't have plain. It was super delicious, even the kids liked it. My daughter hates vinegar, this did not have a vinegar taste to the sauce like you'd expect. Will for sure be making it again!


4 months ago Katie

Made this with 2" thick pork chops. Cut cooking time to 4 hours on low. Delicious!


4 months ago ann hill

Wow. This is so good it is now in my monthly rotation.


5 months ago Brooke Jones

I cooked it on low for about 4 and a half hours and then broiled for about 30 mins glazing it every 4 mins it was perfect meat was unbelievably tender and glaze was just the right thick crunch. I nade with rice but next time im going to make my artichoke mashed potatoes with it. Yummmm.


6 months ago Breanna

Can I make this with a pork roast instead of tenderloin I thought I had a tenderloin went to pull it out of the freezer realized it was a roast lol


10 months ago Lori Eades Gilbert

OMG, soooo freakin good...with ham fried rice. AWESOMENESS!!!


about 1 year ago jennifer

The pork was SOOO tender! Loved this recipe!


about 1 year ago Ruth Anne Wheeler

I made this and we loved it. So tender.


about 1 year ago Nicole Harris

I cooked it 6 hours in the slow cooker. Then put it in glass baking dish.. glazed it, transferred it to the oven for 10 minutes, then i turned the broiler on low for 15 minutes and glazed it ever 3 minutes.. DELISH!!!!!!


about 1 year ago Deb Basa Lutz

I just tried this today and LOVE it!


over 1 year ago flavoristabarr

I just did what Belina suggested. Seems to be ok. The tenderloin is a little gamey and I wonder if that's due to the speed? I haven't made it slow so can't confirm.


over 1 year ago Belina g

What are your thoughts on speeding up the slow cooker time to 4 hours?