So, there we were, just me and the pork tenderloin, staring each other down. What to do, what to do? Okay, I have some balsamic vinegar...maybe there's a balsamic pork tenderloin recipe??
Well, who knew? I came acrosss many recipes for balsamic brown sugar pork tenderloin. Only problem, I didn't have all the ingredients they called for, so I improvised!
I pulled together ingredients that I had on hand, and MAGIC happened! It turned out FABULOUS! I knocked my husband's socks off with this one!
Let me share the recipe with you.
Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
Cook Time: 4-5 Hours on HIGH
Pork Tenderloin (2.5 pounds)
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar (actually, just a little under a half a cup)
1 tablespoon San-J Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon La Choy's Teriyaki Sauce
1/3 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon of Minced Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
Combine all ingredients. Cook on HIGH if you need it sooner. I started cooking at noon on HIGH and by 4:00 it was looking done - so I say 4-5 hours on HIGH and 7-8 hours on LOW.
The pork tenderloin was tender, juicy and really, really delicious! The flavors weren't overpowering, they were just right. This a new FAVORITE!
For sides, we had roasted potatoes with rosemary as well as green beans. The roasted potatoes are easy to make - I make them all the time - I usually use red potatoes, but again, it's whatever you have on hand!
Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary:
Spray foil with non stick spray
Place potatoes on foil and drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper
Bake @400 for 25 minutes - flip half way through
Get your Crockpot goin' and try this recipe - you'll be happy you did!