My number one most popular recipe on this blog is the Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin and for good reason, it is easy (hello, crockpot) and insanely good. However, I have pretty much kicked refined sugar to the curb and I wanted to make a 21 Day Fix friendly version. After a little experimentation I came up with a new twist on the old favorite and, trust me, it is JUST as good!
1-2 lb pork tenderloin
2 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 – 1/2 cup of water (use 1/4 if you have a 1lb tenderloin, 1/2 if it is 2 lbs)
For the glaze:
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
Combine sage, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Prepare loin by trimming any fat and patting dry with paper towels. Rub the sage mixture over all sides of the pork. Place in crock pot with 1/4-1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
About 1 hour before roast is done, whisk together ingredients for glaze in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture thickens. Brush the pork with the glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.
6-10 servings. 21 Day Fix: measure out with your red container and count as one red serving.
See printable recipe card below.
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