As some of you know, I have been exploring the world of Pintrest, an on-line media bulletin board. This recipe comes from there and it could not be easier!
It was originally posted on www.candcmarriagefactory.com, a really great food blog, and I got hooked on the picture. The recipe seemed simple enough, so yesterday I decided to give it a try. I picked up a pork roast at the store and away we go!
Into the crock pot, the pork goes with salt, pepper, sage and garlic. A little water, pop on the lid and ignore for 6-8 hours on low. Easy-peezee!
Next, time to make the glaze! Ingredients go into a saucepan, three to five minutes of yummy smelling simmering later you have a nice thick glaze! Simple! But, let me show you a little trick about sauces and glazes. Sometimes it is hard to tell when a sauce or glaze is thick enough to coat your food, and not to thin that it just rolls off. Here is what your looking for:
You want your sauce or glaze to coat the back of a spoon and be able to hold its shape when you swipe it away with your finger. You can see what I mean in the pictures above. This will give you a nice sauce that will also reheat well if you have leftovers.
Now back to the recipe! In the last hour of the cooking, spoon the glaze over the pork 2 or 3 times. This is what it will look like!
The pork will, if done properly, should be nice and tender.
I made a double recipe of the glaze to use as a gravy, since we served ours over mashed potatoes. Next time I will also do some sauteed spinach or arugula for that nice bitter bite, but all in all, this was one yummy dinner! For any of you that like my Cola-Braised Pork Stew, I know this recipe will also be a winner! Give it a try!
Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork