Friday, February 24, 2012

SLOW COOKER RECIPE: Honey-Balsamic Pulled Pork

Why am I sitting here at 10:22 at night, eating pulled pork? Because this pulled pork was awesome. So awesome that I....

Forewent?? Is that really the past tense of forego?

Okay then. I forewent my usual cookie dough ice cream for a second helping of cold, leftover pork. Yeah. This is serious. I'm not sure I can choose a winner between this and my reigning favorite pulled pork recipes (cuban pork and mesquite pulled pork a.k.a. "porkgasm") but it's definitely on the podium somewhere.

My inspiration was a recipe for sliders I found here, but with a few substitutions and some major simplification.

You'll need:
  • 1-2 lbs. pork
  • 1/2 cup broth (I used beef broth)
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Papa Joe's salt

No prep work needed, just dump it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

And then sneak into the kitchen later and have some as a bedtime snack. Trust me.


  1. Oops, thanks for pointing it out! I always buy a 1-2 lb. hunk of pork. Usually 1.3 lbs, which seems oddly specific, but that's how the Shop Rite butcher likes to chop it, I guess :)