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Healthy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches


  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 pounds lean pork roast
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 smallish whole wheat hamburger buns, dinner rolls or canned biscuits


  • In a small bowl, combine the last 9 ingredients (not including the buns!).
  • Sprinkle the onion slices on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork roast on top.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low about 7 to 8 hours.
  • Cool the pork and chill until ready to shred.
  • Take the pork out and shred it. I prefer to just shred it apart with my hands, this is why I wait until it is cold.
  • Return the pork to the sauce and mix together. Store in fridge. The longer it sits in the fridge, the better the flavors.
  • About a half hour before serving, reheat on the stove. Serve in the buns or biscuits with veggies.