Enjoy this easy and delicious maple pulled pork with flavorful spices enhanced by the subtle sweetness of maple. It’s the perfect dish for football season; either serve the dish to your guests straight from the slow cooker or pack it up for a game day tailgate. The whole team will love it! This recipe comes from Pure Canadian Maple Syrup.
- 1½ Teaspoon chili powder
- 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 ½ Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ Teaspoon cayenne
- 1 boneless pork butt or shoulder roast, trimmed
- 1 onion, sliced thin
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ⅓ Cup apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ Cup pure maple syrup from Canada
- ¼ Cup tomato paste
- Barbecue sauce, for serving
- Coleslaw, for serving
Rub the meat with the chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and salt.
Place the onions and garlic in a slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the onions. Combine the vinegar maple syrup and tomato paste in a small bowl. Pour over the meat. Cover the slow cooker; cook over low heat until the meat is very tender, 8 hours.
Remove the meat and onions; shred the meat by pulling apart with two forks and place in a bowl. Spoon out the fat from the cooking liquid. Moisten the pulled pork with some of the cooking liquid.
Serve the pork on buns with some barbecue sauce and coleslaw on the side.