EASY Pork Loin...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Either you LOVE it or you...
well, let's just the Colonel was never a fan.

Which I always found strange because he loves ham sandwiches.
He loves barbecue ribs.
And let's not even mention his love for egg and bacon omelets.

But put a piece of pork on a plate in front of him, he's not too happy.
Oh he'll eat it, but he's NEVER requested me to make a pork roast
in the almost 25 years we've been married.

And I never did!
Until New Years Day 2012.

I found this AMAZING recipe  on Pinterest and really wanted to try.

Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin...


1 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloin (or regular pork loin)
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water

For the GLAZE:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Combine the sage, paprika, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper together and spread
over your pork roast or pork loin...

Then place your pork loin in the CROCK POT and add 1/2 cup water
and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Combine the GLAZE ingredients into a sauce pan...

Cook on low, stirring, until the sauce thickens.
Transfer to a bowl...

During the LAST hour of cooking, begin basting your pork loin with this glaze, 
maybe 2 or 3 times.
Do not use all the glaze. 
You want to save some to serve on the side with your pork.

Since this was my first time cooking a pork loin, I used a meat thermometer 
to make sure it was cooked properly to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
I knew the pork loin would continue to cook while resting on the counter to reach the 
proper temperature of 160 before eating.  

Doesn't this look DELICIOUS...

Slicing was so EASY. 
The pork was so juicy and tender, it practically fell apart...

I served the pork with scalloped potatoes and zucchini.
Drizzling the pork with the remaining GLAZE...

This was such a DELICIOUS and EASY meal.

What did the Colonel think of the pork loin?

He LOVED it!

We both did!  


  1. We are not big on a pork roast either but this sounds so good and I know that I will try it with the next roast I take out of the freezer.
    Thanks for posting it.

  2. I personally LOVE a pork roast. This sounds delicious to me, but alas Jenny Craig is back on my menu. Hope you have a good day! HUGS

  3. Happy to hear your Hubby loved it. I don't eat a lot of pork because it always upset my stomach. I guess it is hard to digest. I do love pork, but hardly ever eat it. Going to have to try this recipe though I will replace the brown sugar with something I can use. Thanks!

  4. This recipe sounds delish! I love pork, glad the Colonel saw the light.

  5. Yours looks so much better than mine! And be careful, I am domestically challenged- can't have you spreading rumors that I cook! lol. I love your step by step instructions - you definitely inspire me to cook more. I think my hubs likes our friendship, just fine! Hug!

  6. You must have read my mind! I have been longing for a good pork roast recipe. Thx and I'll try it soon!

  7. I am definitely planning to make this in the next week! Sounds delicious. :-)

  8. We don't have pork often at all, but I would love to try this, it looks delicious.

  9. I love a good pork loin! That does sound yummy! Anything with balsamic usually is, though. I eat that all the time plain on salads, or cooked down and drizzled on strawberries! Mmmm!

  10. We love pork here and this does look delicious!

  11. I have a recipe for a pork loin too - with dry mustard and a couple other things - but yours looks much better! Yum. sandie

  12. Oh this looks so good! There is a difference in pork loin and tenderloin. The tenderloins cook much more quickly I've found. It took me a long time to ever get a pork loin cooked just right until I learned to use a meat thermometer!
    Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  14. oh, i'm copying that recipe down and making it! it looks yummy. thanks!

  15. Oh that looks and sounds delicious! I'm bookmarking it!

  16. Hi Lois,
    I just love the glaze for your Pork Loin, it looks delicious. We will be trying this recipe very soon. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. I've made this many times since first seeing it on Pinterest. My husband is a picky eater and this is quickly becoming his favorite meal. I use a "boneless end roast" of park and it's AMAZING.