This week, I decided to go easy on the grocery bill and use up some of the meat in our freezer. I found a 2 pound pork loin (not a tenderloin, like I am used to making), so I wanted to use ingredients I had on hand to fix it up. The result was a tasty, if a little dry, pork loin that Mister Spice and I ate on for a few days.
- 2 lb pork loin (a well-marbled one may turn out a little more moist than my lean one did!)
- 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- salt and pepper, to taste
Sprinkle pork loin with salt and pepper, then prick all over with a fork. In a bowl, mix garlic, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and cinnamon, then rub all over pork loin. Place in slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours. Serve sliced or shredded; sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon if desired.
Mister Spice and I give this 3 out of 5 stars…it got a 5 for taste but it was a little dry. I don’t know if it’s because it was so lean, or if pork loins in general just don’t cook up and turn out as juicy as a tenderloin.
- *2 lb pork loin
- *1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar
- *3 cloves garlic, minced
- *1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- *1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- *1.5 tsp cinnamon
- *salt and pepper, to taste
- Sprinkle pork loin with salt and pepper, then prick all over with a fork.
- In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, garlic, vinegar, mustard, and cinnamon, and rub all over pork loin.
- Place in slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours.
- Serve sliced or shredded with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
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