Today I’m sharing with you my most favorite crock pot recipe of all time. I LOVE crock pot recipes because I can start them in the morning, and when I get home from work, all I have to do is whip up some sides and we have a meal!
I stumbled upon this recipe a few months ago when I was searching for a new crock pot recipe. I found it on Southern Food. About.Com
Brown Sugar Pork Loin
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours
- 1 boneless pork loin roast, 4 to 6 pounds
- 1 clove garlic, halved
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Wash pork roast, trim excess fat, pat dry, and rub with garlic halves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then prick the roast all over with a fork or skewer.
In a cup or bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard, and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Pour off the excess juices.
combine the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon; Spread the mixture over the top of the roast. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 1 hour longer.
Serves 6 to 8.
NOTE: I altered the recipe slightly. I added about 1 cup of water when I first started cooking. And I did NOT drain any of the juices when it called for it. I prefer my meat juicy, not dry. When the recipe calls to add the last bit of sugar and cinnamon I cut the pork loin into slices (It was so tender it pretty much shredded like BBQ!) and then added the rest, and let the sliced up meat soak up all the juice and flavor.
It is very sweet! But it was a hit with my family, and they ask for it frequently. Even the toddler ate all her food!
I served it up with green beans, sweet potatoes, and rolls. YUM!!