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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Recipe: Easy As Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

If you are looking for a really easy and simple pulled pork recipe with just a few ingredients that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about until it's time to eat dinner then this is the recipe for you!

I have wanted to do a slow cooked pulled pork for the longest time but I was a bit overwhelmed by all the recipes and different methods to cook it in the slow cooker. Most recipes add liquid like soda or bbq sauce but I wanted a healthier option so decided to make mine fairly simply with a fragrant spicy rub and serve bbq sauce on the side for that smokey flavour. 

Easy As Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


2 brown onions, thickly sliced
1.5kg boneless pork shoulder 
4 tbs of dry rub (I used a combination of chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, smokey paprika, garam masala and mixed herbs)


1. Make a dry rub with herbs and spices and rub it all over the pork roast. 
(I put my dry rubbed pork in the fridge overnight to let the flavours enhance further but if you don't have time to do this don't worry).

2. Place sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker.

3. Place pork roast on top of the onions.

4. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

That's it .... easy as! 

You don't need any liquid as the juice from the pork and onions creates plenty of liquid.

Pull The Pork

5. When the pork has finished slow cooking remove from slow cooker and place onto a chopping board.

6. Use two forks to pull the pork apart. It will be so tender it should fall apart (if it's not put it back in the slow cooker to cook for longer).

7. Place the pulled pork back in the slow cooker to soak up all the lovely cooking juices, season if needed with cracked pepper and salt.

8. I turned the slow cooker back on low and left the lid off so that the juice reduced and by the time I was ready to serve dinner it had absorbed into the meat.

I served this slow cooked pulled pork on flour tortillas with coleslaw, sour cream and bbq sauce.

There are a million ways to use pulled pork - with tacos, flat bread, bread rolls or with rice, pasta, pizza topping or serve with vegetables or salad. Seriously, it goes with everything! 

As mentioned you don't get the smokey flavour as it's more of a simmered method but you can serve with bbq sauce if you want a smokey bbq flavour. The spice rub added lots of flavour and the meat was so tender and delicious for very little effort on my part!

What's your favourite way to serve pulled pork?

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  1. Ok, this is making me hungry and it is lunch time here! YUM! I wouldn't have thought to add BBQ sauce with the other toppings.


    1. I know a lot of the American recipes add BBQ sauce to cook it in but I figured on the side was a bit healthier :) I bet you make a mean pulled pork Carrie!

  2. Oh yum! I'm dusting off my slow cooker now the temps are dropping, can't wait to give this a go!

    1. It is perfect slow cooker weather now! I put mine on again today to make good ole fashioned apricot chicken :)

  3. This looks AMAZING!! I was involved in cooking pulled pork for the first time when I was in the USA. I say "involved" because my bestie cooked it, but I stood by her and watched and poked and prodded. It was the best pulled pork I had ever tasted.

    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky!! You can join in any time. Just post something you've been up to that week ... including your reno posts. My readers would love to see your cool house stuff.

    1. The USA know their pulled pork you lucky thing I bet it was the best ever. Thanks Leanne, I"ll be sure to link up more often :)


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