We are solidly in slow cooker season, and the first thing people usually toss in the slow cooker is normally a pork butt, or something similar, but allow me to present to you the slow cooker pork loin! It cooks up tender and creates a flavorful pan sauce.
I sear the outside, just before putting it in the slow cooker, so you still get the crispy caramelized outside with tender, moist meat. The cooking liquid made from a combination of juice from the pork, honey, and balsamic vinegar can be spooned over the pork just before serving or reduced and thickened to create a sweet and tangy glaze.
WHAT IS PORK LOIN?
It’s important to understand the difference between a pork loin and a pork tenderloin to make this recipe.
Pork loin is fattier and much thicker than the tenderloin. You can find it bone-in or boneless, but I usually choose boneless for this recipe so…