Crockpot Honey Balsamic Pork Roast.
Oh my dear programmable crockpot – how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways….
All kidding aside, I do love cooking in the crockpot, and I love this new one I got that is programmable and then keeps dinner warm once its done cooking. They have come such a long way since the first one I got oh so many years ago as a newlywed. I use it at least once a week – especially in the colder weather months.
This past Sunday was a bit of a cold, lazy day, so this Honey Balsamic Pork Roast was just the ticket for dinner. That hubby of mine is going to make a pork lover out of me yet!
A tender white meat pork loin with a full flavored simple sauce that turns into a rich, easy gravy warmed up and filled our tummies – especially with a dollop of mashed potatoes and healthy serving of steamed broccoli.
Just look at that yumminess! I am beginning to think pork is the “other white meat” Hubby keeps trying to convince chicken-lover me into believing.
Here is the simple, yet hearty and flavorful recipe I slightly adapted from SixSisterStuff. Hope you’ll give it a try.
Crockpot Honey Balsamic Pork Roast
- 2-3 lb. pork loin roast
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup beef broth (I made using 1 cup water and 1 beef bouillon cube)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I realized I was out, so used Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing – I am the queen of improvising!)
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced (optional)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup flour
Place pork roast in crockpot and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Drizzle honey over top of roast. Add rest of ingredients except for the last two (butter and flour). Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
When ready to serve, remove roast to cutting board to rest. In a small saucepan, melt butter, then whisk in flour to create a roux. When thickened, pour juice from crockpot into roux, and stir to incorporate and thicken into gravy. Slice roast and serve with gravy.
Cheers & Hugs,