Prepare your crockpot by greasing it or using a bag. This makes for a much easier clean-up!
Pour the 1/2 cup water into the crockpot.
Mix together the sage, salt, pepper and garlic, and rub the mixture over the tenderloin. Then, gently place the tenderloin in the crockpot.
Set the crockpot to low for 6 hours.
About 5 minutes before the 6 hours is up, prepare your glaze. Simply, combine all of the glaze ingredients (brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water and soy sauce) in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to thicken (about 4 minutes).
While the sauce is thickening up (don't forget to stir frequently), turn your oven on to Broil. This is where the magic is in this recipe!
Also, prepare a baking pan covered in tinfoil (again, easier clean-up!).
Remove the tenderloin from the crockpot and place it on the foil lined pan. Using a brush or large spoon glaze the meat (don't be stingy... you'll have plenty!!). Broil it for 2 minutes until it starts to bubble and harden just slightly. Glaze it again and broil for another 2 minutes. Repeat this process 2-3 more times until you have your desired caramelized crust on the tenderloin.
Serve with the remaining glaze on the side. Mmmmmm!
This recipe is Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6 per serving. 1 Tenderloin was plenty for our family of 4 and this recipe makes 2 tenderloins. Based on the fact that I have 2 small kiddos I calculated the points for 6 adults, which came out to 6 points per serving. If our family of 4 split the tenderloin perfectly even, it would be 4 points per serving.
As I’m typing this up I can’t help but practically drool thinking about this recipe. Here’s the deal, I have to admit that this recipe is not my own. I found it on Pinterest and then realized that the person who posted had actually re-posted from a different author, who also re-posted it from a different author, etc. etc. Tracking down the original became hopeless. If that’s not proof enough about how great this recipe is… I just don’t know what to tell you!
But I know that I can tell you that this pork practically melted in my mouth. The caramelized crust was sweet and tangy and just perfect! My entire family, and I mean, my entire family (including our incredibly picky 7 year old) devoured it! Yippee!!! I’m not sure there’s a better feeling at this stage of my life than finding a recipe I’m jazzed about trying, finding out that it’s simple and then finding that my kids aren’t complaining about it. This one felt like such a HUGE WIN!
I simply cannot wait to hear what you think about it! I just know you’re going to LOVE IT!