This Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin is out of this world! The glaze will be one of the best things you ever eat! This recipe tastes like something you would order at a fancy restaurant. It is definitely a new family favorite.
Dinner time has been a struggle lately at my house. Why you ask? It is because I am SO tired. I tell you what, being pregnant at my age is A LOT different that being pregnant with my first 8 years ago. I am tired. all. the. time. I go to bed at about 10 pm and wake up at 7 or 8 am and most days I actually take a nap. That may be embarrassing to admit but its the truth. I don’t remember being this tired with any of my others. Between caring for 3 busy kids (and one of those three kids being an almost-3-year-old), extra curricular activities, and being halfway done with my pregnancy, I am constantly on my toes. It’s no wonder when I finally get some down time, I sleep.
Maybe now you know why dinner has been s-t-ruggling on my to do list. I need it to be fast, tasty and easy. This meal is not only all of those things, but it was a hit with my whole family!
Let me just tell you about this sauce. I ate it by the spoonful. I’m not even joking. I poured it over anything I thought it could compliment. It totally makes this whole dish and will honestly be one of the best things you ever try!
This meal will definitely be one I will make again and again! Trust me, put this on the must try list. You will be so glad you did!
- 4 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- ¾ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cloves garlic. minced
- 2 teaspoons sage
- 1¼ cups brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
- In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, garlic, and sage to make a paste.
- Rub this mixture all over the tenderloin.
- In a very large skillet, heat ¼ cup olive oil to medium high heat and place the tenderlion in the skillet. (If my tenderlion is too long, I will cut it in half.)
- Brown each side for 2 minutes. (I do four sides, rolling the tenderloin)
- Spray the bottom and sides of the slow cooker with vegetable spray and place tenderloin inside.
- Cook tenderloin on high for four hours.
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water and soy sauce. Heat over medium heat for about 4 minutes until sauce thickens.
- When the tenderloin is cooked, remove from heat and place on a serving platter.
- Slice tenderloin in your desired thickness.
- Spoon the glaze over the top. I place the remaining glaze on the table in a serving dish for those who would like extra. (Believe me it is so good, you will want to drown your pork in it.)