Simple to make, delicious and naturally gluten free, this Easy Pulled Pork is made in your slow cooker!
You need to make this soon if you want your house to smell amazing. This is my favorite (and easiest) pulled pork recipe.
And who doesn’t love a simple slow cooker recipe? Whip out the slow cooker or crock pot and let’s get this party started. You will be happy you did.
Adapted from a recipe from my cookbook, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook. You can use that recipe if you are looking for a gluten-free, wheat-free pulled pork.
The best part of this is that you prep it in the morning and then let it slooooooowly cook and dinner is ready. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you are running around after school driving your kids all over town.
My kids absolutely love this too and it’s a wonderful recipe to make when you are entertaining a crowd. I usually serve with whole wheat rolls, wraps and large pieces of lettuce to offer a healthier option.
Personally, I love the crunchy texture of the lettuce. I recommend using romaine or a bib lettuce.
- 2 medium yellow onions chopped
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup organic beef broth
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 5-pound pork shoulder, boneless or bone-in
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- Place the onions, garlic, and broth in a slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, cinnamon, and oregano and mix well.
- If you are making your own barbecue sauce using recipe above, prepare it now.
- Pat the pork with a paper towel and rub the prepared mixture all over it. Place pork on top of broth in slow cooker.
- In the same small bowl, mix the barbecue sauce and the soy sauce. Stir to combine. Pour on top of pork making sure the mixture is spread evenly on top. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove pork from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. If using bone-in pork, discard bone. Place pork in 9" × 13" casserole dish.
- Shred the pork using a fork. Add additional barbecue sauce and slow cooker mixture if you’d like. Serve immediately.
The possibilities are endless with this pulled pork. You can serve with a bun, wrap it in a tortilla, serve on a bed of greens as a salad or wrap it up in a large lettuce leaf (such as butter, iceberg, large spinach leaves).
I do also love to just eat it on a plate with a side salad. It lowers the carbohydrates and it is still hearty, yummy meal.
You can also use bottled barbecue sauce if you’d like. I won’t judge, you guys know that.
I am all about simplifying life so if that is what works for you, then do it.
Just watch the sugars and always read the ingredients in the bottled sauces. Many of them are loaded with unnecessary refined sugars, preservatives and chemicals.
I always remind friends and family that you need to read all of the ingredients on your labels, not just the calories, fat, protein etc. It is very important that you know what is in all of the foods you are eating.
My family loves this recipe. I use pork shoulder because it is cheaper than other cuts of pork and it works great in this recipe.
You can also use a pork tenderloin, although it will be a little more expensive since it is the leanest cut meat from pork. Being that it is that lean, it could dry out when cooked in the slow cooker so make sure to leave it in the juice and add additional barbecue sauce if necessary.
If it does dry out then simply add some more barbecue sauce. I always drizzle the remaining juice in the slow cooker all over the meat.
If you made this delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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