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No-sauce slow cooker pulled pork

May 30, 2017

During my last Whole 30 I discovered a recipe that has become a new favorite around here.

I was searching for a pulled pork recipe that didn’t have any bbq sauce type things in it and I have to say that’s not easy to find. But I finally found one that sounded easy and it ended up being SO good too. Yay!

The other thing I like about this sauce-less version is that you can use the leftovers in so many different ways and everything doesn’t end up tasting exactly the same – like bbq sauce does. Double yay!

My favorite thing to make with leftovers was a pulled pork + egg skillet, but I’ll post about that one soon :)

In the meantime here is the recipe!

No-sauce slow cooker pulled pork (adapted from GoodCheapEats)

  • 8lb pork roast (I just buy whatever kind is on sale)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock

Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and mix well.

Place the roast in your slow cooker and use your hands to spread the seasoning mix all over the roast. Be sure to cover all sides.

Pour stock to bottom of the slow cooker. Don’t pour it over the roast or all your seasonings will come off!

Cook on low for 8-10 hours (or high for about 6)

Remove bones and fat if any and shred roast with two forks.

Serve on buns, in tacos, in a breakfast skillet… there are so many options!

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