BALSAMIC & HONEY PULLED PORK MEGA SLIDERS

May 7, 2013

The other day I posed a question to myself and a friend – am I a workaholic?

It’s tough because the lines between my “work” and hobbies totally intersect. Doing a DIY project with my husband and snapping pictures along the way sounds like a fun weekend that even people with “normal” 9-5 jobs might do. But it makes me wonder if I’m working 24/7.

Well, I’m not. I just get to be one of those strangely blessed people who get to be paid to do their hobbies. If this is sounding like a humble-brag, that’s not my intent. Maybe just a friendly realization of the whole grass is greener thing? Sometimes I envy a desk job where I could put my hours in and be done instead of trying to navigate this work-life balance act. Moral of the story: I’m satisfied with whatever my lot in life is. And having this blog to sit and type to you & make pork sliders is a pretty stellar lot. So thank YOU!

Balsamic Honey Pulled-Pork Mega Sliders from Rachel Schultz

BALSAMIC & HONEY PULLED PORK MEGA SLIDERS
Serves 15 big sliders

2 pounds porkloin
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
20 slider buns
Salt & pepper

Place porkloin, onion, green pepper, and rosemary into slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Meanwhile, bring vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire, dijon, garlic, and salt & pepper to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce for 20-25 minutes.

Remove porkloin from slow cooker and shred.

Return to slow cooker with sauce and cook on low for 1 hour.

Serve on slider buns.

Balsamic Honey Pulled-Pork Mega Sliders from Rachel Schultz

balsamic honey pulled pork sliders
 
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Serves: 15 big sliders
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds porkloin
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 20 slider buns
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Place porkloin, onion, green pepper, and rosemary into slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, bring vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire, dijon, garlic, and salt & pepper to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove porkloin from slow cooker and shred.
  5. Return to slow cooker with sauce and cook on low for 1 hour.
  6. Serve on slider buns.

Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.

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Comments

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  • Joann

    This looks delicious, but I do have a question, when you put the pork, onion, pepper, & rosemary in the crock do you need to add a little water or something so it won’t burn or does the pork and veggies make enough moisture so it doesn’t burn? Can’t wait to try this, even my fiance says it looks good. :) Thanks so much for any info.

    • Rachel Schultz

      I did not, but it definitely wouldn’t hurt.

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  • Rheta

    I have a question about this recipe. Can you put all of it in the slow cooker on low for the day to come home to after work rather than make the sauce separately?

    PS I’ve worked both ways and I loved both ways. I’m in education now which is almost 24/7. But I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else and that makes it worth it.

  • wendy

    Yum. Going to try this.
    I get where you’re coming from, Rachel. My husband and I run a service company out of our home. The phone can ring 24/7, emergencies on weekends, heck even our pillow talk is business. Before I got married (39 years ago) I did have a 8-hr-day desk job and I did leave it behind at 5:00. Weekends were free! Loved it. Now, as much as I whine about the interference of our business it allowed us to close the office and attend little league, soccer, dance classes, plays, recitals, high school sports, etc. etc. and now we’re attending those things with grandchildren. Alas, we did (and do) have to make up the time lost by working after dinner and before bedtime but heck, the tradeoff is worth it…

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Chrissy

    Having a desk job is not indicative of work life balance nor does it necessarily allow a person to be done after 8 hours, simply walking away without another thought of the job until the following morning. I have a desk job and it is a rare day that I am not answering emails on vacation, staying late to kick off programs or checking data after dinner and putting my child to bed. Nearly everyone precariously balances their work and home relationships, it is not limited to bloggers that are always at home with their work.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Of course!

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