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Garlicky, sweet, tangy, succulent and tender... this pulled pork BBQ is a "must have" for your next dinner or get together!
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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

Garlicky, sweet, tangy, succulent and tender... this pulled pork BBQ is a "must have" for your next dinner or get together!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 sandwiches
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 - 3 lb boneless pork shoulder or rump roast
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard or whole grain mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic minced finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Trim fat from pork roast if necessary, then place meat in a slow cooker and pour stock over the top of the meat. Top evenly with onions, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 - 9 hours (or on high for 4 1/2 hours).
  • During last 30 minutes of the pork cooking, in a saucepan, whisk together balsamic vinegar, ketchup, honey, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, 1/4 tsp pepper and season with salt to taste (keep in mind pork is usually pretty salty so you won't need much).
  • Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, which takes about 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker, shred while removing any fat. Drain liquid from slow cooker and remove about 1/2 the cooked onions. Leave the remaining onions, add shredded pork back to the slow cooker, set on "warm" setting, and pour in BBQ sauce and toss to combine.