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Flashback Friday: Crockpot Pulled Pork

Crockpot Pulled Pork

I know it was just the holidays and we had a nice little break, but I am feeling totally exhausted this week. My brain feels fried and I want to spend the entire weekend on the couch just staring at the television while watching total garbage like Vanderpump Rules (please tell me at least some of you watch it…).

If I am going to spend the weekend being completely useless, I am going to need to pull out the slow cooker!

We’re actually not big pork eaters in this house, but I can never say no to pulled pork out of the crockpot. It’s so tender. You can eat it on a bun and serve it with fries or potato salad or you can also make it a nicer dinner with mashed potatoes and veggies. I like meals that can go either way, don’t you?

Crockpot Pulled Pork

I made this pulled pork for us for New Year’s Day since you know how they say it’s supposed to be luck. Don’t ask me who says this because I don’t know. They. They say it. Whatevs.

Since it was just the two of us, we had a lot left over and my husband who rarely eats leftovers, continued making sandwiches for 2 days after I made it. Now that is something!

Crockpot Pulled Pork

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Crockpot Pulled Pork

Yield: serves 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9-10 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 5-6 lb. boneless pork butt or pork shoulder
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons. packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Turn crock-pot on low heat. Slice onion into thin slices and place at the bottom of the crock-pot. Rinse pork and pat dry. Combine salt and pepper, paprika, and brown sugar. Rub mixture all over the pork and place into the crock-pot.
  2. Combine cider, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and red pepper flakes. Drizzle mixture over the pork. Cook on low heat for approximately 9-10 hours.
  3. Remove pork from crock-pot onto a large cutting board (scoop out onions if you want to eat them). Drain liquid or pour into a sauce pan if you plan to make a gravy. Using a fork, shred pork and serve on toasted buns with homemade gravy or your favorite BBQ sauce!

Crockpot Pulled Pork

   

6 Responses to “Flashback Friday: Crockpot Pulled Pork”

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    Sarah Toasty — January 10, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I think the only reason why I would ever give up counter space for a crock pot would be for pulled pork – thanks for sharing yours!

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    Ashley — January 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve been so tired this week too – it stinks! I heard that whole pork is good luck to eat on New Year’s Day for the first time this year. And this sounds delicious – I love a good pulled pork too : )

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    Francesca — January 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    looks. so. delicious.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I was just thinking about making some pulled pork this weekend for all of the football games. I didn’t get to it but it will definitely be making an appearance for the Super Bowl.

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — January 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I have some pulled pork cooking away in my crock pot right now, so when I came across your recipe I just had to click on over to check it out. :) I just discovered your blog, and it seems we have similar tastes in food- whole wheat banana bread, homemade taco seasoning, and fruity smoothies are all things I make and love too! I just added your blog to my feedly, and I look forward to reading more!

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