Friday, March 16, 2012

Slow Cooker Pork with Wine Sauce

5 pork loin chops
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbsps brown sugar
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/2 onion, chopped
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
3 Tbsps cornstarch
3 Tbsps water
1 cup brown rice

Salt & pepper pork and brown in small amount of oil.  Remove meat and saute onion and garlic in the pan drippings until tender.  Add liquids and sugar and stir until dissolved.  
Add pork to slow cooker and pour liquid over.  Place on the lid and cook on low heat for 7-8 hrs or high heat 4-5 hrs.  
When cooked through, remove meat, stir together cornstarch and water to form a slurry.  Add to sauce in slow cooker, return the meat and cook for about 30 mins, or until slightly thickened.
Meanwhile, cook rice as directed.
Serve pork on a bed of rice and spoon sauce over the top.

*I used a Cabernet Sauvignon for this recipe
*Any type of rice can be used, I used a rice cooker to prepare mine.
*I got the basics of this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine, and changed a lot of ingredients to suit what I had on hand, it turned out great!
*Shown here served with seasoned turnip greens.

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