This has quickly become one of my favorite meals, and I’m not much of a sandwich person. The pork is juicy with a sweet balsamic glaze and the cabbage is dressed with a cool, spicy dressing that is addictive. [Seriously Trader Joe’s what do you put in this dressing!]
It’s also incredibly easy because I used a Crock Pot to cook the Pork Loin. Even though the pork takes about 6-8 hours to cook, it only takes minutes to make the sandwich. Super Fast!
Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Loin
Serves: 5 (4 oz each)
1 (2 pound) Pork Loin
3/4 Cup Water
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1 T Dried Italian Seasonings
Sprinkle the pork loin with the salt, pepper, and dried Italian seasonings. Place in the Crock Pot with the water. Set to low and forget it for the next 5 hours. After about 5 hours, pop the heat up to High and let it cook another 2-3 hours. In the last hour of cooking, use a turkey baster to remove some of the water from the Crock Pot. Make the glaze below and brush it on the pork several time during that last 60 minutes. You can use the extra glaze on the side for however you choose to serve the pork.
Now, you can mix some balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, etc to make a balsamic glaze, but the point of this is to be super easy so I went with the bottled stuff. You can buy Balsamic Glaze at most grocery stores near the balsamic vinegar. My favorite kind is house brand balsamic glaze from Fresh & Easy, but they all taste nearly the same.
4 T Balsamic Glaze
Dash Low Sodium Soy Sauce (optional)
Score the pork loin in several places and brush the glaze directly onto the pork several times while cooking. If you want to cut the sweetness, mix a bit of glaze with a dash of low sodium soy sauce.
Serves: 1 (multiply by the number you need to make enough)
1 Cup Shredded Cabbage
2 T Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing (found in the refrigerated veggie section)
Combine the cabbage and dressing, mix until all cabbage is covered.
Serve on a Whole Grain Bun and Enjoy!
While my favorite way to eat the pork is the sandwich, I also really like shredding the pork and tossing it with some spinach, quinoa, and more of that crack dressing Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing.
How else have I used the dressing? Check out the 5 Ingredient Fish Tacos!
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