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Slow Cooker Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Roast

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Tender and delicious pork roast topped with a balsamic brown sugar glaze.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • crockpot


  • 2-3 lb. pork loin roast
  • 1 tsp dry sage
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water

Balsamic Glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine sage, brown sugar, salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Rub the pork on all sides with this mixture.
  • Over high heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a cast iron skillet (or whatever skillet you have on hand). Once the skillet is very hot, carefully add the pork roast and sear on each side for about 10-15 seconds until a nice crust forms.
  • Transfer pork roast to a crockpot along with apple cider vinegar and water. Cook on low heat for 7-8 hours. When done, pork will be very tender and pull apart easily with a fork.
  • About 15 minutes before you are ready to eat the roast, make the balsamic glaze. Add all balsamic glaze ingredients to a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until sauce thickens and turns into a glaze, stirring frequently, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove pork from the crockpot and serve with the balsamic glaze.


Instant Pot (pressure cooker) Instructions:

Follow the instructions above for slow cooking and make the following changes: Sear the roast on the "sauté" setting. Then, cook on "manual" or "meat/stew" setting for 30 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
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