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Friday, December 23, 2011

Balsamic Glazed Pork Roast

I'm always looking for good slow cooker recipes.  My days with 5 kids can get pretty crazy and nothing beats having dinner already cooking in the morning.  The after-school rush with sports and activities on its heels can be a really stressful time to be throwing together a meal.  If I know one of those crazy days is on the horizon I try to plan a meal like this one.  And if you have a rice cooker, it's even easier to get everything done in time. All of my kids liked the sweet balsamic vinegar glaze.  I loved it and took the opportunity to dip my green beans and rice in it too.  Enjoy!
*Note: This recipe is easily doubled - increase all the amounts (for the pork or the glaze) if making a larger roast.
*Serves 6-8
2 pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of large fat pockets
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub the spices all over the roast. Place the pork roast in the slow cooker and pour in the 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Near the end of the cooking time for the roast, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker, shred and place on a platter or plate. Drizzle the glaze over the pork and serve.

Source: melskitchencafe.com

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