Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Pork Loin
- 3-4 lb pork loin roast, trimmed, seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 20 cloves garlic, skinned
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup honey
Sear pork in oil in saute pan over medium high heat, until brown on all sides, 6-8 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
Add garlic to pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until brown, 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until softened, 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over garlic and onions and cook 2 minutes.
Deglaze pan with broth, scraping up brown bits. Stir in lemon juice, and Italian seasoning, season with salt and pepper, then bring to a boil. Pour broth mixture, then honey over pork. Cover slow cooker and cook pork until fork-tender on high setting, 3 hours, or low, 6 hours.
Transfer pork to platter and let rest 5 minutes. Pour cooking liquid into saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer sauce until thick, 2-3 minutes. Lightly mash garlic cloves, slice pork, and serve with sauce.