Onward to what I cooked. It was amazing.
Some friends tried it out and said it was awesome and other friends tried it out and kept saying how good it was and I was in the mood to cook which never really happens so I decided to give it a whirl. Those friends were all right. Fantastic. And easy. SCORE!
I followed the instructions and read the comments to follow even more instruction. So here's what I learned:
1 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloin (or regular pork loin)
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water
Glaze (I used more of all of the following to have extra nummy glaze.)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
|not the prettiest picture, eh. go HERE to see what it looks like when taken the time to really take a pic.|
Combine sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over roast. Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. You do not need to brown the pork prior to putting in crock pot though my husband says if he were to make this he'd brown it and toss it in the oven instead of making it in the crock but he's not a fan of the crock pot. About 1 hour before roast is done, combine ingredients for glaze in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture thickens, which will take several minutes (you want it thick so that you can see it's thicker). Remove any access juices in crock pot!! Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side. I highly recommend making this with mashed potatoes and maybe some greens- but definitely the potatoes to help soak up some of the amazing glaze.