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Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast Recipe

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Every once in a while, pork roasts at my local grocery store go on sale for incredibly cheap, so I buy them in bulk (seriously, I look like a crazy lady with a cart full of pork roasts), but I run out of ideas of what to do with them. This recipe kind of came together by accident, but my kids and husband LOVED it! I took some of the juices from the bottom of the crock pot, mixed in some cornstarch, and it made an amazing gravy to drizzle over the top. An awesome meal that takes only minutes to prepare (but looks and tastes like you spent a lot of time on it!).

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast
1 (2-3 pound) shoulder pork roast
salt and pepper
1/4 cup honey
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the pork roast and place inside the slow cooker. Drizzle honey over the top of the roast. In a medium bowl, mix together beef broth, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Pour over the roast. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (which is the method I prefer- low and slow!) or you could cook on high for 5-6 hours (but I feel like it never falls apart as easily as when you cook it on low all day long).
When it’s finished, remove juices from bottom of slow cooker and place in a small saucepan over medium high heat. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 1 tablespoon of water. Pour cornstarch mixture into saucepan and whisk quickly. When mixture starts to thicken, pour over roast and enjoy!

Makes 6-8 servings (depending on size of roast).

Looking for more pork roast recipes?
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
Maple and Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders
Slow Cooker Chile Verde Pork Roast

Camille Sig

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  1. Linda says

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I am always looking for different pork recipes
    I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Angela says

    Do you think the gravy would be good on mashed potatoes or would it be better to make roasted potatoes on the side?

  3. Peta says

    I’m making this for tonight’s dinner. My only struggle with meals is trying to think of the side dish. What would work nicely with this honey balsamic pork?

    • Cyd says

      On the Six Sisters home page click on “recipe index” then click on “side dish/vegetables”. We have so many recipes that would go great with this pork roast. Our roasted parmesan potatoes or Cheesy ranch potatoes would go well. Then have a delicious side salad or veggie. Hope this helps! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog.

  4. Sarah says

    Tried this tonight and it turned out quite tasty. I don’t think I used enough cornstarch as my juice didn’t thicken, but the flavours were awesome!

  5. Limda Hertel says

    This is the second time I that I have made this dish! I used apple cider vinegar instead of the balsamic. It was delicious!

    • Cyd says

      Hi Amanda, We have not tried this in a dutch oven, so not sure what adjustments would need to be made. This would really taste amazing though in a dutch oven. Can’t wait to hear how it goes! Keep us posted!

    • Cyd says

      If you don’t have balsamic vinegar you can make your own that will work as a substitute. You can use 1 tablespoon cider or red wine vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar to substitute for 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. So this recipes calls for 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, you would need 1/2 cups cider or red wine vinegar and 2 teaspoons of sugar.

  6. Ginna Bird says

    This was a big hit with the entire family. The taste reminded me of German Saurbraten with much less time and effort. I will definitely make this again! I ended up using 2 Tbsp cornstarch to get the desire thickness in the sauce. It was yummy over Spaetzle/egg noodles.

  7. Marco says

    What great site. The crockpot is not so commen in the Netherlands so little recipes.
    Now i have got more recipes for my crockpot

    Greeting from Ridderkerk, the Netherlands


    • Cyd says

      It should work fine with a center cut pork roast. Some cuts are fattier than others. Check it every now and then to be sure it doesn’t dry out.

  8. Patti Taylor says

    I didn’t get this tarted early enough to use my slow cooker so it is in the oven. I am roasting it at a low temperature, hoping it will be as good as in the slow cooker. I loved finding a recipe for a pork roast that is different! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Paula says

    We made this tonight. I roughly chopped up some onions and peeled, cored apples, then put those in the bottom of the crock pot. Put the roast on top of the apple and onions. This was delicious and is now our favorite way to cook pork roast. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jen says

    Just wanted to say I made this for my parents for Mother’s Day dinner yesterday, and it was a huge hit. So super tasty! I did use 2 tbsp corn flour to get the desired sauce thickness, though. I turned the leftovers into pulled pork for sandwiches. Possibly the best pork I’ve ever had. ^^

  11. Nicole James says

    On soccer days, I try to put our dinner in the crockpot in the morning so it can be ready as soon as we get in from practice. This was a perfect recipe for that: easy and delicious. We had it tonight, and used only half the marinade,and shredded the pork to put into sandwiches. Everyone loved it and asked for seconds! It was so easy and delicious. Thank you!

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