Monday 17 February 2014

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast

Annie, a Facebook friend and colleague in our Montreal office, knows that I use our crock pot fairly often so recently emailed me this recipe for Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast.  I made it for supper this evening.

  • 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (I used tenderloin)
  •  kosher salt, to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I used minced garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth (I used chicken broth)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 

Season the pork with salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and place it into the slow cooker. Mix together the broth, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and pour it over the pork.  Then pour the honey over.

In the crock pot, ready to go!

Set the timer for four hours on high or six to eight hours hours on low.  I cooked it on low for seven hours.

Once the pork is cooked and tender (it should shred easily with a fork), remove from crock pot with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and put back into the crock pot and ladle 1/2 cup sauce over the pork and keep warm until ready to eat.

I didn't shred the pork and put it back in the sauce.  Instead I put it on a plate with a bowl of the sauce next to it and we dipped.  I can see why the recipe would say to put it back in the sauce because the pork was a bit dry inside in some spots. There are leftovers so I shredded the pork and put it in a container with sauce.

Gord said it was okay ... he'd eat it if I made it again but he wouldn't pine for it if I didn't.  I thought it was good and would make it again.  I liked the contrast of the sweet (from the honey) and a bit of heat (from the red pepper flakes).  I'd do as it said ... shred the pork and put it back in the sauce in the crock pot.

Servings: 8 • Size: 3 oz pork • Calories: 214 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 4 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 21 g • Sugar: 3 g Sodium: 196 mg • Cholest: 72 mg


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

It sounds like something I wouldn't mind. Must pass the recipe onto my cook aka hubby!

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked it! Sorry Gord...will. look up something else for ya...

Isabel said...

it looks really yummy!

Kat said...

You had me at balsamic! I love anything balsamic. I must remember to make this one day :)

Masshole Mommy said...

We generally don't eat pork in our house, but this sounds pretty good.

Margaret B said...

I love pork and I truly enjoy slow cooker meals. This looks so delicious. I'm going to try out your recipe soon. Thank you for sharing!