Sunday, March 25, 2012

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork

Slow cookery is becoming quite popular in my house. Thanks to recipes like this. I am a huge fan of North Carolina BBQ, which is more vinegar based then BBQ sauce. And this recipe is unique in that most slow cooker pulled pork is more BBQ sauced. I hoarded these leftovers and ate it for lunch 2 days in a row. I also dont like coleslaw ON my sandwich. I like it on the side. You eat it any way your hungry belly likes.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork
borrowed from Six Sisters Stuff


1 2 1/2 - to 3-pound boneless pork loin

1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 medium)

1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup ketchup

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

hamburger buns or small round dinner rolls, split and toasted

Deli coleslaw or see the coleslaw I made----***recipe below

Sweet or dill pickles, coarsely chopped-optional


1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In the cooker, combine onion and sweet pepper. Add meat; sprinkle with thyme and rosemary. Pour broth over meat.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

3. Meanwhile, for barbecue sauce, in a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds, discarding fat. Return meat to the slow cooker and Stir in barbecue sauce. If using high-heat setting, turn to low-heat setting Cover and cook for 1 hour.

5. To serve, spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. Add coleslaw and pickles if you chose. Add bun tops.

My Coleslaw Recipe:

4 cup(s) cabbage/carrot mix

1/2 medium red onion(s), thinly sliced

1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), thinly sliced

1 medium carrot(s), thickly shredded

1/2 tsp table salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 1/2 Tbsp sugar

2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp water


In a large bowl, combine cabbage, cucumber, onion, garlic, and carrot.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; pour over vegetables and toss to mix and coat. Chill in refrigerator, tossing once or twice, for about 1 hour. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

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