Saturday, June 30, 2012

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe



I knew when I first stumbled across this recipe, I just had to make it! I am a huge vinegar lover, especially balsamic and knew it would make a great sauce. I'm always looking for new slow cooker recipes too. My apartment gets so hot in the summertime and it's always nice not having to use the oven.

This recipe is so easy and so flavorful! I love the sweetness from the honey and brown sugar, and richness from the balsamic. It's even better when you top it off with some yummy homemade coleslaw. The sauce is amazing and I know it would also be good thrown on some chicken and baked in the oven. Use your imagination, this one is a winner!!

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches (print recipe)

What you need:
1- 2 1/2-3 pound pork roast
1 cup onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup green pepper, diced
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 cup chicken broth
buns

Sauce:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Directions:
Place roast, onion, garlic, green pepper, thyme, rosemary, and broth in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 9-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. 

When pork is almost ready to be pulled start making the sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 

While sauce is simmering, remove pork and veggies from the slow cooker. Drain broth. Pull pork apart with two forks, and return pork and veggies to slow cooker. Mix in the sauce, and cook on low for 1 hour.

Serve on a bun, topped with coleslaw!

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Recipe Source:
Better Homes and Gardens (slightly adapted)


20 comments:

  1. That looks fabulous! Jeff will need to make it this winter when he can't use the smoker!

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    1. Thanks sis!! You will love them! The flavor is amazing!!

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  2. this really does sound amazingly tasty perfect for my bunch and what a great summer idea as well.

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    1. Thanks for following! I'm now following you as well!

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  3. Yum! This looks really good and a nice alternative recipe that avoids using an oven during this heat!

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    1. Thank you!! I am a huge slow cooker fan in the summer!

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  4. These look yummy! Thank you for sharing them.

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  5. This is making my mouthwater and it's only breakfast time here!

    I found you via couponing and cooking. I have linked in a post about prawn cocktails.

    Have a great day

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  6. Yum! Why does Balsamic make everything better? I'm pinning this for sure to make later. I love my slow cooker especially in the summer when the weather is nice. Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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    1. LOL I agree balsamic makes everything better!! Thanks so much for pinning and hosting!!

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  7. You are a girl after my own heart! I love BBQ ... and coleslaw ... together! Personally, I love the ease of using a slow cooker for BBQ! Thank you for sharing these ... had to pin it :)

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    1. LOL!! Thanks so much for pinning! It turned out to be such a great recipe!!

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  8. Sheena, your sauce looks delicious, I really want to try this soon. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. That looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    1. Thanks Kaylee! Glad to share with you every week!

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  10. Ooohhh I love pulled pork!! YUMMM

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