Crock Pot Balsamic Honey Pork

December 06, 2012

{Crock Pot} Balsamic Honey Pork
Sweet and tangy pork that is perfect for sandwiches and cooked in your crock pot.

So, raise your hand if you have started Christmas shopping.  If you could see me, you would notice that my hand is not raised. I have been slacking a bit.   There is still about two weeks or so before Christmas, though..right?  I shouldn't slack.  5 kids. Budget.  I should of started around Halloween.  Good thing, Mr Plain is on top of these things.  He did purchase a few items online this week, but, there is still much to do.

Well, if you are unlike me and are  busy shopping, decorating, celebrating and all that goes with it, cooking is probably way down on your list.  This pork is just your answer!

Toss it in the crock pot, go shopping and have dinner ready when you get home.   It's tangy, sweet and has a bit of a kick. We had it on sandwiches and it was delicious.

You can also change it up and use chicken or even, beef.

{Crock Pot} Balsamic Honey Pork

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 09:00
Ingredients (Makes approx 20 small sandwiches )
  • 2-3 lb boneless pork should roast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
Add pork and chopped onion into crock pot.Sprinkle with thyme and rosemary.
Pour chicken broth over meat.
Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
While cooking, in a saucepan,combine vinegar,ketchup,brown sugar,honey,Worcestershire sauce,mustard, and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Remove meat from crock pot and shred with 2 forks.
Return to crock pot and stir in balsamic honey sauce. Cook on low for an additional 1 hour.


  1. My hand isn't raised either...I usually wait till the last minute b/c I hate spending money:) This pork looks great!

    1. Thank you! Glad to hear I am not alone in my delayed holiday shopping :)

  2. LOL, get to it, girl! Didn't you know, that's why God invented Amazon. :) Totally trying this pork, too. Looks awesome!

    1. Thanks Kelly! I have mentally prepared myself to get a good chunk done this weekend..just have to stick with it :)

  3. Hi Erin,
    I can't wait to try this awesome recipe, it looks so delicious. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Erin,
    This is right up my alley. I have fallen in LOVE with my crock pot this year and am always looking for new recipes. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great week.

    1. Thank you Michelle and thanks for the feature :) I have fallen in love with my crock pot the last few months too! It just so darn easy to use!

  5. Hi Erin,

    I just finished making this dish for our family, Christmas gathering tomorrow. I have taste tested it and it is SUPER YUMMY :) Hoping it reheats well tomorrow in the crock!

    Thanks for sharing this incredibly tasty recipe!!!!!

    Jann L. Opgenorth

    1. Thank you Jann for letting me know. I am so glad you enjoyed it!


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