Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pork is a sweet and tangy pulled pork recipe that is loaded with flavor. It is great as a stand-alone sandwich, tossed in a quesadilla or served over some rice. This recipe makes a large batch of meat, but it is so versatile you can use it for a variety of dinners. It also freezes great, so you can come home to a hot meal in the Crock Pot and then stash some in the freezer for another day.
I have been on a Crock Pot kick lately, if you haven’t noticed. Whether I am planning my entire Thanksgiving feast, making soup, or enjoying mac n cheese, it is so awesome to come home to a delicious meal waiting for you to enjoy. It is especially nice if you know you are going to be stuck at the office late, have to run errands afterwards or stop by the gym. I know if I am just leaving the gym at 6pm, I am starving and want to get something to eat ASAP. I make much better food choices when I have something at home already made up waiting for me to enjoy.
You can easily adjust this recipe to make less or more depending on how many people you are feeding or how much you want to freeze for a later date. There are only six ingredients in this simple pulled pork, so just adjust them along with the cooking time, according to how much pork you use.
To shred the pork, I used a tip I saw floating around Pinterest. Simply put your hand mixer on the lowest setting and mix the meat and juices in the Crock Pot just until the bulk of the meat is shredded. It literally took about 30 seconds, compared to the 10 minutes it would take me doing it by hand with two forks!
- 2.5 lb pork roast
- 1 c. chicken broth
- ½ c. balsamic vinegar
- ¼ c. honey
- ¼ c. dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- Trim any excess fat off the outside of the pork and cut into large 3 inch chunks. In a 4-6 quart slow cooker add everything but the pork and whisk until well combined. Add the pork and cook on slow for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. To shred the pork, put your hand mixer on the lowest setting and mix it in the Crock Pot just until the bulk of the meat is shredded.