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Video:Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin Recipe

with Kaytie Sproul

A tender pork loin in a brown sugar glaze sounds like a gourmet dish. But when this pork loin recipe is done in a slow-cooker, it's a snap. Check out this easy recipe.See Transcript

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Transcript:Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin Recipe

Hi, I’m Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to make a brown sugar pork loin in a crock pot, using a recipe from About.com’s Southern Cooking site. We’re going to be combining the great flavor and tenderness of a pork loin with the sweetness of brown sugar to create a mouthwatering dish. And the best part: it’ll only take a few minutes in the kitchen to do so!

For the Brown Sugar Pork Loin Recipe, You'll Need:

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast, between 3 and 6 pounds
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/3 cups of brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 5 quart crock pot

Season the Pork Loin After Cleaning and Trimming

Begin by taking your roast and washing it under cold water. This will help you eliminate any of the packing juices that might be on the meat. Pat the meat dry and if you notice an excessive amount of fat on the roast, now is the time to trim it. Once done, place the meat on the cutting board. Now, take the crushed garlic and rub it on the surface of the pork loin roast. Once done, season the roast with salt and pepper, then pierce the surface of the meat with a fork.

Mix the Brown Sugar Glaze and Rub Over the Pork

In a bowl, mix together the mustard, vinegar, cinnamon, and one cup of the brown sugar. Once well mixed, rub the paste all over the roast. Lightly grease the inside of the crock pot with the oil, place the roast inside, and cover with the lid. Ideally, you’ll want to cook the tenderloin slowly under a low heat. Set the timer for eight hours under low heat. If you're short on time, you can also cook it on high for four to six hours; however, you'll need to closely monitor the roast to make sure it doesn't dry out.

Baste the Pork Loin With the Excess Juice and Serve

Once the timer runs out, check on the roast. If there is an excess amount of juice, drain it. Then sprinkle the remaining third cup of brown sugar on the roast and cook on low for one more hour. Once done, serve with rice, potatoes, or vegetables on the side.

Whether you’re serving your family or dinner guests, this brown sugar pork loin recipe is sure to bring out the appetites. The savory and sweet flavor of the roast will have everyone begging for seconds. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at about.com.
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