Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
The Spruce
  • 9 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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This is a juicy, tender slow cooker pork roast with a sweet and lightly spiced brown sugar and cinnamon glaze. Serve this easy pork roast with mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, along with steamed broccoli or your favorite side dish vegetables. 

If you cook a large pork loin, you'll probably have leftovers. It makes excellent sandwiches with a little barbecue sauce or mayonnaise. This Pork and Spaghetti Casserole and Easy Leftover Pork and Potato Casserole are good choices for leftover pork roast.

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 clove garlic (halved)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt  (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or a grainy mustard)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. If the pork has an excessive layer of fat, trim it a bit. A little fat will help keep the roast juicy over the long period of cooking.
  2. Rub the roast all over with the garlic halves, then sprinkle with salt and pepper, then prick the roast all over with a fork or skewer.
  3. In a cup or bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard, and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until tender but not falling apart. Pour off the excess juices.
  1. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon; Spread the mixture over the top of the roast. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 1 hour longer.
  2. Serves 6 to 8 with leftovers.

Tips and Variations

  • If the roast is very lean with little or no visible fat, top it or wrap it with 4 to 6 strips of bacon.
  • One serving of meat or poultry is generally 3 ounces. Each pound of pork loin uncooked will yield approximately 12 ounces cooked. 

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 703
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 197 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Carbohydrates 42 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 62 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)