Sweet Balsamic Pulled Pork

I love a good, versatile recipe and pulled pork is one of those recipes that can be transformed into just about anything.  Sweet Balsamic Pulled Pork is tender, flavorful, and delicious all on its own, but paired with other ingredients, it becomes a completely different meal.  

We ate this pulled pork as sandwiches (on homemade rolls), as wraps (spinach tortilla, glaze, avocado, ranch, & spinach), and as nachos (blue chips, kidney beans, cheese, and salsa).  The possibilities are endless and each is just as delicious as the last.

Sweet Balsamic Pulled Pork
Adapted slightly from Steph’s Bite by Bite

1 ½ - 2 lbs pork roast (or pork loin roast)
1 ½ tsp ground sage
1 tsp sea salt
3 tsp black pepper
3 tsp garlic powder
½ cup water
1/3 cup Coca Cola (or equivalent)

½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup water
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Sprinkle the mixture over all sides of the pork and place in the crock pot.  Pour the water and coke around the sides of the pork.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

90 minutes before the roast is done, make the glaze.  Combine the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce begins to thicken.  Use a silicone brush to glaze the pork every 20-30 minutes until the pork is completely done.

Once the pork is done, remove it from the slow cooker and shred.  Serve as sandwiches, nachos, salads, or wraps, using the glaze as additional sauce, if desired.

Serves 6


  1. Mmmm, this looks tasty and sounds much easier than the way I was cooking pork in the slow cooker. I'll have to try it some time!

  2. Mmmmm, delicious! I love balsamic vinegar on pretty much anything, but this looks particularly enticing :)

  3. Balsamic and pulled pork is such a good combo. That little bite of vinegar sets the dish off. I'm digging your use of coca cola in this recipe!


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