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Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2- to 3- pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup chopped onion 1 large
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

For the sauce

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • slider buns
  • coleslaw

Instructions

  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place onion in bottom of slow cooker. 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 onions, discarding liquid. Return shredded meat and onions 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. Add bun tops.