Italian Pulled Pork

Italian Pulled Pork
Staff Writer

Cindy's Table

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
59%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
363mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
121g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
52µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
27µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
61µg
68%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
514mg
100%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
132mg
41%
Niacin
25mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1032mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
174µg
100%
Sodium, Na
641mg
43%
Water
308g
11%
Zinc, Zn
24mg
100%

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.