Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Molly Aronica

For most people, pulled pork is one of those dishes that's worth going out for because it seems like such a hassle to make at home — however, with the help of a handy slow cooker, this meaty comfort food dish is super easy to make.

Like most dishes that are made using a slow cooker, the prep is minimal and the bulk of the work is done by the appliance, so with some patience, the pork will be fork-tender and ready to pull without much effort at all. 

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Ready in
9 h and 15 m
6
Servings
678
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet chile sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 Pounds pork butt, trimmed
  • 1 bottle dark beer

Directions

Add the ketchup, chile sauce, honey, mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes  to a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture together and let it come to a gentle boil, then remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly. 

Meanwhile, line the bottom of the slow cooker pot with chopped onion and rest the pork on top, then cover the meat with the sauce and turn it once to make sure everything is covered. Pour the beer over the meat and cover the pot. Cook on low for 9 hours. 

When the pork is done cooking, carefully remove it from the pot and place it on a cutting board. Using two forks, gently pull the meat into shreds. Serve immediately. 

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
58%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Cholesterol
187mg
62%
Protein
57g
100%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
35µg
4%
Vitamin B12
3µg
46%
Vitamin B6
2mg
85%
Vitamin C
6mg
11%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
82mg
8%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
19µg
5%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
106mg
26%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
74%
Phosphorus
678mg
97%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1342mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
73%
Sodium
2962mg
100%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
10mg
66%

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