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Slow Cooker Pork Loin
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Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Pork Loin - amazingly tender pork loin stuffed with pineapples and garlic, then slowly cooked on a bed of pineapples and onions topped with a balsamic brown sugar glaze. Easy enough for a midweek meal yet fancy enough for the holidays.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 - 10 slices
Calories 286kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound pork loin , not tenderloin
  • 2 -3 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-5 garlic cloves , sliced
  • ½ pound pineapple , sliced in 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 large onion , sliced

Pork Glaze

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

Instructions

  • Trim any excessive fat from pork. A little fat will help keep the roast juicy over the long period of cooking.
  • Season pork with salt and pepper. Then thoroughly rub with creole seasoning.
  • Slice garlic cloves- about 4-5 slices per cloves. Then cut pineapple and slice about 1/4 inch thick each.
  • Using a small sharp knife, make slits deep enough for the pineapple and garlic slices to fit in.
  • Place the pineapple and garlic slices in the slit as many as possible.
  • Line the bottom of the slow cooker with onion and pineapple slices.
  • Gently place the pork loin on top of the pineapple and onion slices.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for about 5- 6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  • Once the pork is ready , remove from the slow cooker. To serve, carve the pork into slices, serve with the pineapples and onions and a couple spoonfuls of the liquid (once you’ve rendered off the fat).

Pork Glaze

  • Prepare glaze about 20 minutes before pork is ready. 
  • Heat a small pan or skillet over medium heat. Add water , brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce in a small pan. Heat over medium heat for about 3- 4 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • As soon as pork is ready, brush with balsamic glaze. Remove and place pork on serving platter, together with onions and pineapples.
  • Slice tenderloin and spoon balsamic glaze over.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 720mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.3mg