Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Roast – A delicious, slow-cooked savory-sweet pork roast that will make your day (and your dinner).
Well, let’s just get this out of the way: this is not a Meatless Monday post.
While we’re clearing things up, let me also add the following: this is delicious.
My family didn’t really eat a lot of roasts growing up, so I don’t come from a long and lustrous line of roast recipes. I entered marriage with a pretty well-laid foundation of cooking knowledge and favorite recipes, but woefully lacking in the meat department. Michael, bless him, is very understanding as I’ve learned and practiced techniques (like cooking steak for the first time and loooving it), and we’ve come to a good balance.
When it’s his birthday, or Father’s Day, or a celebration of some sort, I do always try to throw a something extra- meaty his way. This year’s birthday meal was brown sugar and balsamic glazed pork roast. It was delicious, and tender, and flavorful. And we enjoyed the leftovers for about three days.
Paired with some roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, and a salad, you’ve got yourself one fine meal.
Place roast in a slow cooker. Rub with salt, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper. Add 1/2c water around the edges (so you don’t pour off the rub you just put on the pork). Cook on low 6-8 hours, or until pull-apart tender. During the last 30 minutes or so of cooking, prepare glaze.
For the glaze:
Combine brown sugar, water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce (or tamari, if using), and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until glaze thickens. Brush over roast 2-3 times during the last 30-minutes or so of the cook time. Serve with remaining glaze.
*for gluten free, use gluten free tamari, such as San-J brand.