Italian Pulled Pork

Cindy's Table


  • 4 Pounds  pork shoulder
  • 3-4 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • One  15-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup  Frank's hot sauce
  • jalapeño, diced
  • 2-3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon  fennel seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • large yellow onion, sliced

I make this Italian pulled pork recipe often during the summer at our lake house. It's great because I can let it cook all day, shred the pork when it's done, and then keep it warm until I'm ready to serve it.

Pulled pork is a great Paleo Diet recipe and this one is unique with Italian ingredients. I like adding the hot sauce to give it a little extra kick. For more of my recipes and cooking tips, visit my website Cindy's Table.  

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Rub the pork generously with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the onion and whisk together. Add the roast to the slow cooker and pour in mixture. Massage the mixture into the pork roast. Add the onions to the top and cover. Set the slow cooker to low on a roast setting and cook for 6-7 hours.  

When the pork is tender and cooked through, take it out of the slow cooker and shred. Place it back into the slow cooker and keep warm in the sauce until ready to serve.


Calories per serving:

1,220 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 378g 581%
  • Carbs 30g 10%
  • Saturated 121g 604%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 181g
  • Polyunsaturated 41g
  • Protein 324g 648%
  • Cholesterol 1,288mg 429%
  • Sodium 5,116mg 213%
  • Calcium 452mg 45%
  • Magnesium 384mg 96%
  • Potassium 6,398mg 183%
  • Iron 25mg 139%
  • Zinc 50mg 335%
  • Phosphorus 3,524mg 503%
  • Vitamin A 123µg 14%
  • Vitamin C 86mg 143%
  • Thiamin (B1) 14mg 937%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 5mg 311%
  • Niacin (B3) 77mg 383%
  • Vitamin B6 7mg 345%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 138µg 35%
  • Vitamin B12 14µg 231%
  • Vitamin D 31µg 8%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin K 87µg 108%
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