Crock Pot Pulled Pork is tender and juicy and a go to meal at our house. Top it with some delicious Balsamic BBQ sauce for an unforgettably delicious pulled pork dish.
Using my crock pot is one of my secret weapons to getting dinner on the table each night. We have so many favorite recipes done in the crock pot. A few of them include this delicious Crock Pot Pork Roast, one of the most popular recipes on the blog. Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops are delicious especially when served with mashed potatoes. You can even cook your ribs in the crock pot and these Balsamic Crock Pot Ribs are amazing.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork is one of our favorite go to meals. It is perfect for game day and enjoying it on a slider bun in front of the TV or served by itself with some rice or potatoes for an easy weeknight meal. With our reduced size family, I love to cook a big batch and then freeze it in smaller quantities to pull out for a quick dinner later on.
I first enjoyed this Crock Pot Pulled Pork served with a Balsamic BBQ sauce at a neighbor’s Halloween party. I love pulled pork but I especially loved it with the balsamic honey sauce on top! The sweetness of the honey along with the flavor of the balsamic vinegar is lovely.
How to Make Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Making the Crock Pot Pulled Pork couldn’t be easier.
- Put a layer of sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Place your pork shoulder roast on the onions in your slow cooker. Sprinkle with thyme and rosemary, add some broth to the slow cooker and cook on low for 9-10 hours. If you are short on time, you can also cook it on high for 4-5 hours.
While it is cooking, prepare the Balsamic BBQ Sauce.
Honey Balsamic BBQ Sauce
They honey balsamic sauce is a combination of balsamic vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic and some salt and pepper.
- Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook until it begins to boil. Make sure to keep stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn.
- After it boils, turn the heat down allow the sauce to simmer. Then let it simmer until it reduces to a nice, dark, thick sauce.
- Once the meat and sauce are both finished, remove your meat from the crock pot and shred it with two forks. Strain the liquid from the onions and combine the meat and onions.
- At this point you can put it back in the crock pot and pour the BBQ sauce over it and let it cook for another hour on low. I prefer to just serve it by putting the shredded pork on a bun or plate and drizzling the sauce over the top of the meat.
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
- 2 - 3 lb. boneless pork shoulder roast
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1 tsp dried thyme crushed
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary crushed
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
Honey Balsamic BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Place onions in bottom of crock pot.
- Place meat on top and sprinkle with thyme and rosemary.
- Pour broth over meat.
- Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours or until meat shreds easily for a fork.
- Remove meat from crock pot and shred with two forks
- In a sauce pan combine all sauce ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Stir occasionally.
- After sauce is made you can place the shredded meat back in crock pot and stir in sauce and allow to cook for another hour.
- I prefer to just shred the meat and then put it on the slider bun and spoon the sauce over the top.
Originally posted January 31, 2013
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