Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled-Pork Sliders

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These slow cooker sliders are perfect for feeding a crowd! You can start the filling in the morning, then serve up this slow cooker meal at night.

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled-Pork Sliders
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
40 mins
Slow Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
Yield:
20 sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 2.5-3 pound boneless pork shoulder roast

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • ¾ cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 20 sliders buns or small round dinner rolls, split and toasted

  • Purchased deli coleslaw

  • Sweet or dill pickles, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In the cooker combine onion and sweet pepper. Add meat; sprinkle with thyme and rosemary. Pour broth over meat.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

  3. Meanwhile, for barbecue sauce, in a medium saucepan combine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Use two forks to pull meat apart into shreds, discarding any fat. Strain vegetable mixture, discarding liquid. Return shredded meat and vegetables to cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cover and cook for 1 hour on low-heat setting.

  5. To serve, spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. Top with coleslaw and pickles. Cover with bun tops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 342mg 7%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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