It has been awhile since I broke out my slow cooker. I usually reserve it for summer when I want to be outside and not worry about cooking a healthy dinner, or don’t want to heat the house more by baking in the oven. During the winter I am not complaining if the kitchen starts heating the house a little extra. I love snow but dislike the coldness it brings. I joined up with Pollinate Media to work on a recipe using Smithfield® Prime Pork, and immediately thought of my delicious Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Loin recipe I never posted here.
The beauty of pork loin in a slow cooker is it remains moist and falls apart perfectly once done cooking. I started this Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Loin around noon, watched a few episodes of my latest Netflix binge series, went out and ran a few errands, came home and had dinner done. As soon a the knife got near the finished Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Loin the loin melted into pieces of deliciousness. While I will take most of the credit, since this is an amazing recipe, Smithfield Prime Pork does need to get credit as well.
Not all pork is created equal. Smithfield is:
- 20% More Tender (than other leading brand for Natural* Pork)
- No Growth Promotants†
- No Added Hormones or Steroids**
- Product of the USA
- Gluten Free
- *Contains no artificial ingredients and no more than minimally processed
- **Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in pork.
- † Never fed ractopamine
Aside from all that greatness, it is also easy to find in the fresh meat section of ShopRite. I may love amazing meats or ingredients but do not love having to search all over in specialty stores. Convenience is key when it comes to food shopping as far as I am concerned.
- 1 (3 pound) boneless pork loin
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Worceshire Sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- place pork loin in slow cooker fat side up.
- whisk all other ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.
- pour over pork loin and cook on high for 6 hours.
- scoop balsamic juice over pork before serving for added moisture.