Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Honey-Balsamic Pulled Pork with Avocado Relish

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4, with leftover pork for 4 to 6

Throw a few things in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to fork-tender pork simmering in a rich, sweet sauce. Serve the relish alongside or use it as a topping for pulled pork sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 3-inch rosemary sprigs
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 5-lb. bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, diced
  • 2 Tbs. pickled jalapeño rings, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 500
      Fat Calories (kcal): 250
      Fat (g): 28
      Saturated Fat (g): 6
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 15
      Cholesterol (mg): 130
      Sodium (mg): 570
      Carbohydrates (g): 21
      Fiber (g): 7
      Protein (g): 42

Preparation

  • Combine the honey, Worcestershire, vinegar, rosemary, and garlic in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and cook until fork-tender, about 6 hours on high or 10 hours on low.
  • Transfer the pork to a large cutting board. Discard the rosemary. Pour the liquid into a fat separator. Pull the pork into chunks, discarding the bone and any large pieces of fat or gristle. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Defat the liquid and bring to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until reduced to about 1 cup, about 6 minutes. Pour over the meat, toss well, and season to taste with salt.
  • In a small bowl, mix the avocados, jalapeños, vinegar, and salt to taste. Serve with the pork.


4 great ideas for leftover pork

• Add to a quesadilla along with charred onions, peppers, and cheese.

• Stir into a frittata with roasted poblanos and corn.

• Mix into your favorite hash and serve with a poached egg.

• Layer with cheese, peaches, and hot sauce for a gourmet grilled cheese.

Tip

As written, this recipe serves a family of four with leftover pork; if you’re cooking it for a crowd, be sure to double the avocado relish.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

  • JEHartel | 08/07/2016

    This is my go-to pulled pork dish. I think that the pork could use a touch of zing, but I recognize that few spices can survive 8 hours in the slow cooker. That said, don't let my implied negativity on the pork affect your judgement. The avocado relish is splendid and provides a great counterbalance to the relatively bland pork. My family loves this dish with rolls or simply served over white rice.

  • DonBishop | 08/22/2015

    Honestly, I thought this lacked flavor. The meat cooked perfectly though. Pulling the pork was very easy and I used the left overs for tacos.

Show More

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Paris, France (504)

Experience Paris like a local in this special episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Pete Evans pays a visit to two culinary icons: chefs Patricia Wells and Guy…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks