Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
555 Calories
20g Fat
31g Carbs
60g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 555
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 843mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

“This pork loin was flavorful, easy to put together and pleased the entire family. A great weeknight meal involving few ingredients.”  —Carrie Parente

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  • 1 (4-pound) 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 or grainy mustard

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gather the ingredients for the brown sugar pork loin

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  2. 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.

    cut lines in the meat
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  3. 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.

    season the meat
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  4. In a cup or bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard, and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.

    combine seasoning
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  5. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or until tender but not falling apart. Pour off the excess juices.

    Cover and cook until tender. Pour off excess juices.

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  6. 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 30 minutes to 1 hour.

    Spread brown sugar mixture on pork loin.

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  • One serving of meat or poultry is generally 3 ounces. Each pound of pork loin uncooked will yield approximately 12 ounces cooked. 
  • According to the USDA, pork must be cooked to a temperature of at least 145 F.

Recipe 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.