Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

by katerina on March 20, 2008

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

As for the recipe, when I first got my copy of the Gourmet Slow Cooker one of the most appealing recipes was the recipe for Pulled Pork. I love pulled pork, especially good and spicy so making it in the slow cooker or crockpot was instantly appealing. I made it several times, each time changing it up a little more until I was at this version, which is really quite different than the original. I found the original a little too sweet and missing any spicy kick. As easy recipes go this is great, it really only takes 5 minutes the night before to mix the sauce up and 2 minutes in the morning to throw it together. I have left this for 10 hours and I am sure if your slow cooker will let you, the pork would tolerate more.

This isn’t the traditional pulled pork of Louisiana BBQ, but you are making it in a crockpot so no one will expect that anyway. What it is, is a really yummy, spicy, loose meat sandwich with pork so tender it will fall apart in your mouth. I served it on a soft bun with sliced apples and green onions but it is ultimately up to you.

Also, this is the recipe that led to the Pulled Pork Quesadillas of a few months ago. You will want to know this, since, trust me, you will have leftovers. However, even if you don’t get through all the leftovers at about $6 per batch it is a very affordable meal and makes for great work sandwiches for the next few days.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

(serves 6)
Adapted from Gourmet Slow Cooker

3 lbs pork roast
1 ¾ cups ketchup
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
1 small onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
3 tablespoons chili paste, (sambal oelek)

Combine everything except the pork. Put pork in the slow cooker and pour sauce over top. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on low. Remove and allow to cool enough to tear meat apart, add back to slow cooker and stir into sauce. Serve on warm, soft buns.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 480 minutes | Total Time:485 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 580

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