Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

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Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork, a punch to the jaw with all kinds of flavors from sweet to salty. Best part is it is paleo friendly and gluten free! 

So this might be a little TMI {“too much information” for those of you who aren’t on the up and up} but I was literally cracking up when it happened so I just had to share it with you!

Its one of those funny marriage moments. 🙂

I’m sure each of you has something that bothers the poo out of your spouse or special someone. Leaving the dishes on the counter instead of putting them in the dishwasher, not throwing stuff in the garbage, leaving shoes or socks around the house, leaving empty containers in the pantry, picking your nose… okay maybe not the last one but you get the geest.

Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork... my new favorite pulled pork recipe! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree #easy

So one of the things I do to my spouse is forget to replace the toilet paper after I have finished a roll.

And of course with my luck most of the time the next person to use the bathroom is my husband.

What usually happens is a text message coming from my husband.

Let’s take a look into those text messages shall we?

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First Text Message: “toilet paper please”

Second Text Message: “can you get me some toilet paper?”

Third Text Message: “um.. no toilet paper”

Fourth Text Message: “toilet p”

The list goes on and on but pretty similar along the lines of …  toilet paper needed. To which point I will get up and go get him a roll.

Yesterday I was sitting on the couch after we had put Cason down to bed and received this.

“really? :)”

Bahaha.. Immediately I knew what the problem was and all I could do was laugh.  Luckily Mike just laughs at me now, although I don’t think he would be laughing if he was stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper and I wasn’t home. Eek! No bueno!

Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork... my new favorite pulled pork recipe! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree #easy

Ok, I spilled the beans about my “annoying habits” now its time to spill the beans about this delicious recipe!

Since we are about to head into school season I think it is only fitting to start making some healthy no fuss meals for ya’ll.

I don’t use the crock pot too often, but when I do its usually breaking down a meat of some sort or making a soup. Todays recipe is all about the pork!

I wanted a recipe that had enough flavor in the meat itself that you didn’t need any sauce to enhance the flavor. So I added a dry rub to the pork then topped it off with a flavorful honey balsamic sauce that the pork cooked in for 6 long hard hours.

Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork... my new favorite pulled pork recipe! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree #easy

After smelling the pork cooking which seemed like forever I was dying to try it… Note to self, next time I cook something in the crock pot make sure to be out of the house so I don’t have to smell it the entire time! Ugh.. I was ready to eat the walls!

This Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork is like the leading north star in a constellation of stars. It can stand alone by itself and shine bright but also be partnered with other ingredients and shine just as brightly. This is definitely going to be our new pulled pork recipe in this house, it packs a wallop of a punch in flavor.

Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork... my new favorite pulled pork recipe! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree #easy

My favorite part is the slightly sweet flavor from the honey and balsamic combination and then the onions which almost taste caramelized because they had been cooking for 6 hours.

Guys.. you need this recipe in your life. It takes 5 minutes to prep and then you push a button, what could be easier!

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Crock Pot Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork... my new favorite pulled pork recipe! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree #easy

Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 10-12
  • Category: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Pork, Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lbs. pork shoulder butt roast, cut off all excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 adobe chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut off excess fat from pork shoulder. Pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl mix together, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub seasoning mixture onto all sides of the pork.
  4. Place pork in a large slow cooker.
  5. In a medium size bowl, mix balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, chipotle pepper, and honey.
  6. Pour balsamic mixture over the pork.
  7. Cover pork with chopped onion.
  8. Cook on HIGH for 6 hours.
  9. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred the meat, place meat back in the sauce.
  10. Serve! {I served it will rice for a gluten free option, but if you want a paleo option serve it with cauliflower rice}

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 - 1 cup
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 605 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 87 mg

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  1. HA! This is funny. I do so many things that I would never tolerate if my husband did them. It’s a good thing he’s understanding. Love this balsamic pulled pork! We would love this one for busy weeknight meals

  2. Mmm, this sounds sweet, salty, and delicious! Love the use of honey and I bet the balsamic helps make the meat super tender and juicy. Bonus points for gluten free – great share!

    1. so not a silly question, the first time I saw that I had to google it. 🙂

      Yes, it is the same thing. But only use one pepper out of that can. If you use the whole can.. girl.. you best have some water next to ya. 🙂

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