It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, not the weather…it’s still mid 70s here everyday which is really weird for mid December. But other than that, houses are decked with lights, Christmas trees, glimmer in the windows, Christmas carols are playing everywhere you go, and I love it! I’m a sap for Christmas, the beauty and the pageantry of the holiday, but mostly the awe-inspiring reason for it…”For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). God became a baby! May we never forget to celebrate the day Jesus was born to die so that we might live.
Anyways, on to the food. This pork loin would be PERFECT for serving up at Christmas dinner! It’s fancy enough to impress your guests, but still a simple dish overall. And it’s cooked in the crock pot, so you can focus on socializing with your guests while it does all the work of cooking dinner! The sauce is really the star of the show, perfect for sopping up with mashed potatoes or dinner rolls. But the pork is tender, juicy, and flavorful as well. So ditch the traditional ham and turkey this year and go with this delicious, easy pork loin instead!
- 1 3-4 lb. boneless pork loin roast
- ⅔ C grated parmesan cheese
- ½ C honey
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- ¼ C chicken broth
- 1 tsp sugar
- Place roast in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray.
- In a bowl combine cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, oil, and salt.
- Pour mixture over the top of roast.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until thermometer reads 160 degrees. (Slow cookers have a tendency to dry out meat if you're not careful, so be sure to check for doneness at around 4 hours, or even sooner if your crock pot cooks very hot like mine).
- Remove meat, place on platter, and keep warm.
- Strain juices from slow cooker to remove solid pieces and pour into a small sauce pan. (A mesh strainer works best, but if you don't have one, try just using a colander or slotted spoon. If you don't get every single piece out, that's ok.)
- Mix cornstarch and chicken broth together. Add into strained juices and stir until thickened over medium heat. Add in a teaspoon of sugar.
- Slice roast and serve with glaze.
Source: Your Home Based Mom