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Brown Sugar & Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

One of my New Years Resolution for 2014 is to try a new recipe each week. Since I am a pinterest-aholic, my boards are polluted with recipes. This is one that I came across.  Not a huge fan of pork but I do love pork tenderloin! This is a simple, crock-pot meal that's bound to please. With left overs, I whip up some yummy Pulled Pork Sandwiches. 
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Serves 6

2 pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat

1/4 tsp of black pepper

1/4 tsp of Kosher salt

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup of water

2 tbsp of soy sauce


Step 1: In a bowl mix together the pepper, salt and garlic powder.  Rub this all over the tenderloins.  Place 1/2 cup of water in a crock pot and turn on low for 8 hours. Place the pork tenderloins in the pot to cook, flipping the pork here & there so one side doesn't dry out. 

Step 2: An hour before the pork is done, make the sauce.  In a saucepan over medium-low heat, place the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, water and soy sauce.  Mix together until the sugar has dissolved.  Pour the sauce into the crockpot with the pork. 

Step 3: Let the sauce infuse into the pork.  Every 15 minutes or so, flip the pork over.  

Step 4: When the pork is done, lay the tenderloins on a large cutting board. Slice or pull apart (the meat will be very tender).  Pour the juices from the pot into a bowl with a sieve. Use the sauce as gravy for the pork. Serve with some brown rice & steamed veggies & ENJOY!