Pork Loin with Raisin Port Sauce

  • Prep-Time 30 Mins
  • Cook-Time 4 Hours
  • Servings 6-8


Pork Loin

  • 4-5 pound pork loin, trimmed. (Leave a little fat for flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 2 teaspoons paprika (mild or smoked)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallott, chopped
  • 1 cup port
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  • 1

    Pat the pork dry with a paper towel. Combine 1 tablespoon of oil with all the rub ingredients. Season the pork by rubbing the mixture into the meat.

  • 2

    Heat remaining oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sear the pork on all sides until golden browned. Rotate the pork to avoid burning.

  • 3

    Melt butter in the same pan the pork was cooked in while scraping up any bits stuck to the pan. Add garlic and shallot and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer for about 1 minute.

  • 4

    Place the seared pork in a 6-qt slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the pork, add the raisins, cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 2 1/2-3 hours.

  • 5

    Transfer the pork onto serving dish and tent loosely with foil. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.

  • 6

    While the pork is resting, pour the juices from the slow cooker bowl into a medium pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

  • 7

    Mix 2 tablespoons of the juices with the cornstarch using a fork to get rid of any lumps. Whisk cornstarch slurry into sauce and let simmer for a good 2-3minutes, or until thickened.

  • 8

    Slice and drizzle with the port raisin sauce.