Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders


Prep these slow cooker pulled pork sliders when you're serving a crowd--or plan to feed for family through a day of tailgating or potluck dining. This sweet and tangy slow cooker slider recipe makes 20 servings!

Balsamic-Honey Pulled Pork Sliders
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 30 mins
20 sliders


  • 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 cocktail-size hamburger buns or small round dinner rolls, split and toasted

  • Deli coleslaw

  • Sweet or dill pickles, coarsely chopped


  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. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds, discarding fat. Strain vegetable mixture, discarding liquid. Return shredded meat and strained vegetables to cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. If using high-heat setting, turn to low-heat setting Cover and cook for 1 hour.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
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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