Slow Cooked Glazed Pork Tenderloin
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Sage
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Cup Water or Vegetable Stock
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
Water or extra Stock
Pour enough water or stock to have about 1/2 inch of water in the slow cooker insert.
In a small bowl mash together the minced garlic and spices for the spice rub. Add the olive oil and stir to create a paste.
Rub the spice blend all over the pork tenderloin, leaving a little bit of the rub to press into the top. Place the prepared tenderloin in the slow cooker. Add a few bay leaves.
Cook on low for about 5 hours.
In a small sauce pan whisk together all the ingredients for the glaze. Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce for about 5 minutes, until thickened and like a syrup.
Remove from slow cooker and transfer to a foil lined baking sheet and turn oven to broil setting.
Glaze the tenderloin generously with the prepared sauce. Place under broiler for about 3 minutes. Remove from oven, glaze again and broil for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from oven, glaze once more, and broil for 3 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.