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Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Calories 255kcal
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoons and 1/2 ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoons and 1/2 ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoons and 1/2 thyme
  • 1 teaspoons and 1/2 dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoons and 1/2 coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 3 lb . boneless pork butt
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8-10 Whole wheat hamburger buns sliced open
  • BBQ sauce
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients up to the cayenne.
  • Using your fingers, rub spices together to ensure that ginger is evenly dispersed. Then, rub the spice mixture all over pork.
  • Put the pork in the slow cooker fat side up and pour the apple cider over top of the pork and add in the bay leaf.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours. Then, remove the pork from slow cook and shred it using 2 forks.
  • Skim the fat off the liquid in the slow cooker and drizzle a couple tablespoons of the liquid over the meat and stir around.
  • Serve on a bun with BBQ sauce (your favorite) and sprinkled with fresh cilantro!
  • DEVOUR

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Notes

by Jill Holland, Sous Chef of Catering for Good and Chef Instructor of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6.6g | Calcium: 9.4mg | Iron: 18.5mg