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Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork

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Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork is a flavorful and easy main dish that can be easily re-purposed into other dishes. It’s my contribution to this years #Crocktober. There’s quite the variety of dishes in this year’s events. To see them all find them at the bottom of this post.

Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork

I’ve been working on creating recipes that are really quick, use just a few ingredients, and/ or the leftovers can be reused in a different way to create a whole new meal. This pork combines some of my favorite flavors, garlic and balsamic vinegar, with my favorite kitchen appliance- the slow cooker!

Chopped oregano leaves, garlic, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl for Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork.

To make the fresh herb rub you could use a food processor or mini food processor which would only take a minute but I chose to chop it up by hand just to make sure it would work. I used a rocking motion with a big chefs knife and went over it 5 or 6 times to get it chopped the way I wanted it.

The pork is so flavorful that I was sneaking several bits of it before dinner. I prefer to use a pork shoulder roast when using the slow cooker because it shreds really well and doesn’t end up dry like a pork loin roast often does. That’s why it’s my go to choice for the Pineapple Pork Carnitas, Kalua Pork, or Sweet & Spicy Pork Mini Nachos.

Shredded Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork in a white bowl ready for serving.

Because this recipe makes a lot I decided to use the leftovers in BBQ pork sandwiches and they would also be fantastic in Baked Chimichangas which my family adores. Recipes like this are always good to have in the rotation because you can easily get 2-3 meals from one simple recipe which saves tons of time in the kitchen.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork drizzled with extra balsamic vinegar on top of white rice on a green plate.

Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork

Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork drizzled with extra balsamic vinegar on top of white rice on a green plate.

Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork

Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Pork is a flavorful and easy main dish that can be easily re-purposed into other dishes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 lb pork shoulder roast boneless
  • 2 Tbsp additional balsamic vinegar optional

Instructions

  • Chop the oregano leaves and combine the first 6 ingredients. Place pork roast in slow cooker. Rub the spice mixture over the pork roast.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
  • Shred the meat and toss with the additional balsamic vinegar, if desired. Pairs wonderfully with rice.

Notes

Leftover meat can be tossed with BBQ sauce or add sauteed veggies and potates for several different meals.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking with pork shoulder. Not only does it feed a crowd but it’s delicious and can take on any ingredient. This garlic balsamic sounds fantastic and I’m totally making it next time pork is for dinner!

  2. Jade, that a great idea to make chimichangas with the left over meat. I will do that for my hubby’s lunch! Thanks for the great tip

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