SLOW COOKER HONEY BALSAMIC PORK TENDERLOIN

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pork tenderloin (between 1-3 pounds)
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cold water + 1 tablespoon corn starch (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together vinegar, water, and next six ingredients.
  2. Add pork to your slow cooker. Pour sauce over pork. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours.
  3. Shred pork with two forks and serve now OR follow the next (optional) step.
  4. BEFORE SHREDDING MEAT: Use a small strainer or a spoon to discard excess fat from the liquid in the slow cooker. Transfer as much liquid from the slow cooker as possible to a medium sauce pan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Whisk together cold water and corn starch and stir into boiling sauce. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened. Shred pork, pour sauce over the top and serve.

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