Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin Roast | Slow Cooker Recipe

This Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin Roast is a recipe to impress! Cook in a slow cooker, make a sweet & savory glaze to baste, and finish with a quick broil for a carmelized crust.
Course Main Course
Author Ann-Marie Rohe / Chaos Is Bliss


  • 2-3 lb pork loin roast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup bourbon could replace with apple juice or balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbs corn starch
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce


  1. Start a skillet heating up on medium-high, and add 2 tbs of your favorite cooking oil.
  2. Make a rub with 2 tsp Kosher salt and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, and rub over roast.
  3. Sear each side in a heavy skillet on medium-high heat, 1-2 minutes on each side until golden.
  4. Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water, and cook for 5-6 hours on low. Before the last hour, make the Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze.

Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a small pot, heating until boiling.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 3-4 minutes, until glaze thickens a bit (it will still be runny).
  3. Baste pork loin 2-3 times during the last hour.
  4. Optional: Place roast onto foil-lined pan, baste with glaze and broil on high 1-2 minutes to carmelize crust.