Sunday Slow Cooker: Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin - Slender Kitchen
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Sunday Slow Cooker: Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: food52.com
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208
Calories 
9g
Carbs 
4g
Fat 
32g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

In case you haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with balsamic glaze these days. I am putting it on everything. Salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and now pork. Usually I make my own by simply reducing some balsamic vinegar but you can also buy it on Amazon or Trader Joe’s has a great one.

So predictably, I made this delicious slow cooker balsamic brown sugar pork tenderloin last week and had to trash it up with some glaze. With or without the added glaze, the pork comes out deliciously tender. It is a bit sweet and tangy from the combination of vinegar and brown sugar. Honey would work great as well. I decided to hold back on the herbs this time around but thyme, rosemary, or sage would all be delicious.

Prep Time

Sunday Slow Cooker: Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

84
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Cook Time: 
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Ingredients

6
  • 2 lbs lean pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (or honey/maple syrup or Stevia for low carb)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 98mg
33%
Sodium 393mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 9g
Protein 32g

Directions

  1. Combine the vinegar, chicken broth, and soy sauce.
  2. Combine the sugar, cumin, garlic powder, chile powder if using, salt, and pepper. Be careful with the salt since the soy sauce is salty. You can always add more after cooking.
  3. Rub the pork with the brown sugar mixture and place in the slow cooker. Pour vinegar mixture over top.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until very tender.
  5. If desired top with balsamic glaze or reduce the cooking liquid to create your own glaze.
  6. For a crisp exterior, place under a hot broiler for 4-5 minutes.
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  • Katrina  Richmond 's picture
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    Oh my goodness. This was amazing. Very tender and great flavor.
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  • Maria Luciano's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    Super easy recipe! Most ingredients are in your cupboard, and most importantly, it cooks itself! It was such a big hit, I'm re-creating it for a dinner party!
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  • Macc Schmudlach's picture
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    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    superb !
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  • C Catone's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    Check yours smart points...if you count the saturated fat of 1 your points should be 5...can't wait to try this we ate huge balsamic glaze fans. With roasted Brussels we can pour that nectar over the whole plate!
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  • Diane Crowley's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    Love this!! Serve with rice and vegs
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  • Yvonne Duddles's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    This recipe was easy to make and delicious! Definitely going to be one of my favorites! I've been doing weight watchers since May and can appreciate delicious low-point recipes high in flavor and low in points! The house smelled wonderful all afternoon!
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