Brown Sugar Crock Pot Pork

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Pork The Tasty Fork

I only post recipes I love. And in this case I really really LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this pork recipe. There isn’t much to it. Excluding the pork, all of the ingredients I had on hand and you should too.

I’ve made it pretty clear how much I love using my crock pot. It makes my life so much easier. I like to put the meal together the night before so it hangs out in the fridge over night. In the morning after I walk the dog and make my coffee, it’s time to grab the crock pot and turn it on. I’m out of the house for the day but dinner will be ready when I get home.

crock pot brown sugar pork via The Tasty Fork

The first thing I do when I come home from work is take a deep breath — the smell coming from the crock pot fills the whole house. When I walked in on Tuesday, I was happily overwhelmed by the smell of brown sugar pork. I ran to the kitchen and took a little bite. I seriously almost melted. The pork was so tender! And the sauce, oh my… it’s a combination of brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. All pantry items and it made the most divine tasting sauce. It’s sweet with a touch of acidity. Perfection!

To round out the meal, I whipped up some sweet potato mash. It’s super easy — peel and dice a couple sweet potatoes, boil for 15 minutes and drain, add some butter and brown sugar and skim milk, mash until you get the right consistency. This was an easy week night meal, but I’d make this any day of the week! It’s a great recipe to use if you have guests coming over for the holidays. It makes a lot and leftovers taste better the next day.

I really wanted to name this recipe “OMG Pork.” It’s all I could say when I was eating it. I hope you’ll love love love it as much as me.

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Pork

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Pork

  • 4 lb pork loin (or your favorite cut of pork for a crock pot)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Equal part cornstarch and cold water (slurry)


  1. Remove excess fat from pork. Using a fork, stab/make holes through out the pork. Season with salt & pepper. Spray crock pot with cooking spray and add onions. Place pork on top.
  2. In a bowl, combine garlic, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar. It will be a paste like consistency. Spread all over pork. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. When the pork is done cooking, take out of the slow cooker and let it rest for 10 minutes. (cover pork with foil) Strain the liquid in the slow cooker into a sauce pan. Save onions. On a medium heat, cook and stir in slurry. The slurry will thicken up the sauce. You may need to repeat this step a few times to get the consistency you want.
  4. Place onions on top of pork and cut into pieces. Serve with sauce drizzled on pork pieces.


24 Responses

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  3. Lindsay says

    Got everything to make this but read the recipe wrong…I don’t have 8 hours to cook this! Can I cook it on high instead of low for a shorter time?

    • Meghan Early Swint says

      Sorry, but I just saw this. You totally can shorten the cooking time, just up the temperature. I hope you got to make it!!

  4. Dotty says

    Does anyone remember a recipe that called for a 2 lb roast pork? I bought the roast now can’t find the recipe. It seems it had a pkg of ranch dressing in it, but don’t quote me.

  5. dearcat says

    I make something similar. Pork roast of better yet, thick cut pork chops.

    4 pork chops
    1.5 Cups brown sugar
    2 Cups Maple Syrup (not imitation)
    Two tart, apples, sliced. Do not peel
    Two teaspoons cider vinigar
    Two tablespoons apple cider or concentrated apple juice.

    Spray slow cooker with butter cooking spray

    Place vinigar and juice in pot. Add chops. Place apples over and arounf chops. Pour maple syrup ove all and sprinkle brown sugar over all.

    Cook on low about 5 hours or until done.

    NOTE: I sometimes add a little more syrup and brown sugar, depending on the size of the chops.

    • admin says

      Sounds wonderful!

  6. Lorraine Haley says

    I would like to make this for Mother’s Day – how many people is this recipe serve?


    • Lorraine Haley says

      Thanks so much for your prompt reply


      • admin says

        No problem, Lorraine! Thanks for coming by! I hope you have a nice Mother’s Day!

    • admin says

      Lorraine, this recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

  7. RB says

    THis sounds perfect for what I was looking for today. Can’t wait to try it.

  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    This would be a great Sunday supper … and like someone else mentioned, I bet the leftovers would be great in a sandwich! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  9. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says

    I’m finally getting around to features from before the holidays & your pork was one of my favs!! Thanks so much for linking up to Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!!
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  10. Lori Who Needs A Cape says

    This sounds yummy!

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  12. The Domestic Rebel says

    This definitely looks tasty! I love slow-cooker meals and I love brown sugar.. together, I’m thinking this pork is the answer to the world’s problems.

  13. Rebecca says

    Did i miss something?? Is the Br.Sugar get mixed together with mustard,garlic and vinegar??

    • Miss Tasty says

      OMG yes!! Oops.. I’ll fix that :)

      • Julia says

        Wait – what was wrong with brown sugar garlic mustard and viniger?!

  14. Rebecca says

    So once again i’ve got to try this…Is this good for sandwichs tooo. Bet it is…..Let you know how i like it ………..

    • Miss Tasty says

      I ate the leftovers last night and I was thinking it would be an awesome sandwich! Let me know how it goes for you.


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