Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Bust out the crock pot people!

I’m off gallivanting in beautiful, sunny southern Florida with Mr. Wishes this week because he is here for work and I’m writing this blog post just to rub it in all your faces.  No, I’m nicer than that.  I have actually cooked up some goodies in the Wishes and Dishes kitchen last week to keep you drooling while I’m here living it up in Miami.

As great as it is to be basking in the sun and warmth, I  really can’t complain seeing as our Winter has been pretty much nonexistant back in Rochester, New York this year.  Often when people talk about Rochester winter weather, the talk turns to how brutally cold it has been or how deep the snow is.  That has definitely not been the case this year and it’s been joyous.  We have had above-normal temperatures and not much snow at all.  I hope I’m not jinxing anything now as we are still not out of the woods!

I like any pot roast cooked slowly so the crock pot is my favorite appliance to prepare this dish.  This is pretty much a throw-and-go recipe. We really loved the sauce on this roast, most of all.  It was flavorful, sweet, rich, and just a hint of spice.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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 bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard, and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.

If desired, add any vegetables to the bottom of the pot that you want to cook with the roast, such as carrots, potatoes, asparagus or peas.  (The flavors of the vegetables and meat will intermingle while slow cooking.)

Place roast in crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours (check internal temperature for doneness).

Combine the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon;  spread the mixture over the top of the roast.

*Lift the lid of your crock pot approximately 30 minutes before serving and check if the sauce has thickened. If it’s not thick enough, pour a flour (or cornstarch) mixture into the pot and stir well.  Replace the lid and turn the heat up to high for the remaining 30 minutes of cooking time.  Turn the heat off after the meal has finished cooking and allow it to set for 5 to 10 minutes. The sauce will thicken upon standing.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

13 Responses to “Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin”

  1. February 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM #

    this sounds great! I love a chance to use the slow cooker and I definitely love pork!

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM #

      I LOVE my slow cooker! Thanks for commenting :)

  2. February 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM #

    This sounds delicious! I’m liking the brown sugar/mustard mixture. I love throw & go dishes. Gotta try it! :)

    So jealous you’re in Miami!

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM #

      It was really good! Thanks for commenting :)

  3. February 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM #

    I am always down for a good slow cooker recipe and this one looks like a winner!

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM #

      Thanks for the comment!

  4. March 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM #

    Sounds great! A favorite of mine is to make ribs in the slow cooker. Even a geek can make great food in a slow cooker.

  5. March 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM #

    Been awhile since I’ve broken out the slow-cooker, but this sounds great! I especially love the idea of adding more brown sugar and cinnamon near the end of cooking. Thanks for sharing!

  6. March 2, 2012 at 11:09 PM #

    Thankyou sooo much for sharing this mouth-watering recipe! I love slow cookers, I love pork and I can’t wait to cook this baby up! YUMMY!

  7. March 3, 2012 at 8:34 AM #

    I saw Pork and that was it for me! Good recipe. Thank You for sharing this one.

  8. March 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM #

    File under Not Your Mammas Slow Cooker Food.. I think slow cookers are such a great tool when used properly

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    November 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM #

    I have put boneless pork ribs in my slow cooker and poured a mixture of brown sugar, ketchup, worstershire, honey,texas pete, and vinegar I don’t know how long to ccok them and hope they turn out ok. Any suggestions?

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM #

      It depends on your slow cooker – mine CRANKS and cooks meat in about 4 hours on LOW. Just make sure you check so you don’t overcook them – turn the temperature to warm once everything is done. Typically meat takes 6-8 hours on low and 3-5 on high (that’s in a normal temperature slow cooker). Also, is your slow cooker isn’t at least half full it will cook faster!

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