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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

top 8 free pulled pork

It’s a mainstay of Fourth of July picnics, Father’s Day cookouts, tailgates and and just about any sporting event, but for those of us with food allergies, pulled pork is usually a no-go because of the sneaky way soy, gluten and dairy can make their way into rubs and sauces. This version’s good to go! It needs a full 8 hours to reach peak tenderness in the slow cooker, and fills the house with a festive smell all day that’ll get everyone’s mouth watering. I like to serve it with coleslaw (made with egg-free mayo), pickles and avocado oil potato chips. Add a fruit salad, and your parties are solved all summer long.

top 8 free pulled pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make a bed of onions and garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker crock, then add the chicken stock.
  • Pat the pork butt dry and remove twine.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, salt and cinnamon and stir.
  • Rub spice mixture on all sides of the pork.
  • Place the meat on top of the onions and garlic in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees.
  • Remove pork to a cutting board and allow to rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Strain the onions and garlic from the liquid left in the slow cooker, then return the onions and garlic to the slow cooker.
  • Shred the pork, discarding any fat and bones.
  • Return shredded pork to slow cooker, add barbecue sauce to taste and stir to combine.

To make it a freezer meal:

  • Remove twine from pork butt and pat to dry.
  • Make spice mixture and rub on all sides of pork.
  • Add pork to freezer bag and top with onions and garlic.
  • Thaw in refrigerator, then on cook day, pour contents into slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, then follow steps 7-9 above.

Notes

You can make this one day ahead and reheat on the day of your event.
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