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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

User Rating 4 Star Rating (37 Reviews)


Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin

Photo © Diana Rattray
This is a juicy, tender slow cooker pork roast with a sweet and lightly spiced glaze. Serve this pork loin roast with mashed potatoes and your favorite side dish vegetables.

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast, 4 to 6 pounds
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Wash pork roast, trim excess fat, pat dry, and rub with garlic halves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then prick the roast all over with a fork or skewer.

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

Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Pour off the excess juices.

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.

Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
Excellent! Definitely making this again!, Member Shannon.L

I used a pork loin (not tenderloin) roast that was about 2.75 lbs. I didn't have whole garlic cloves, but I had minced garlic (wet) so I rubbed a bit of that on the roast. It was up to temp when I checked it about 5 hours later. The meat was not dry, and the sauce makes sure there is no dryness going on. After reading other reviews, I decided to cut up a couple small apples (I had Golden Delicious apples) & add them to the liquid I did not pour off when it was time to add the final sugar/cinnamon mix. I made a little extra sugar/cinnamon mix (1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon) & sprinkled some on the diced up apple in the liquid, let it cook for another hour. Definitely don't drain off the liquid, put it in a sauce pan at the end & thicken with corn starch for a nice sauce. I added the diced apples to the finished thickened sauce. I served it over top of white rice, and had mixed frozen veggies on the side. This was very easy & very good!! I'm glad I added the apples, it really went well with all the flavors. I get tired of making the same ol' basic pork loin roast with veggies, same ol' seasoning.....its nice to find a flavorful recipe that's easy to make.

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