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Slow Cooker Paleo Pulled Pork

This slow cooker paleo pulled pork has a little "island" flair and is easy to make. Great for a healthy weeknight meal that basically makes itself!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 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
  • 3 pounds boneless pork butt
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8-10 Whole wheat OR Gluten free hamburger buns OR lettuce for paleo option
  • Paleo friendly 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 or lettuce with BBQ sauce (your favorite) and sprinkled with fresh cilantro!
  • DEVOUR

Notes

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