Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

TOTAL TIME: 10 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 hr
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (3-pound) pork shoulder (or butt), trimmed of excess fat
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
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Directions

Combine the tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, coriander and cumin in the base of your slow cooker. Stir to combine and distribute the spices evenly.

Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper and place it in the slow cooker. Using tongs, turn the pork to coat it evenly in the sauce. Add in the garlic and onions, stir again. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook until the pork is tender and beginning to fall apart, on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours.

Transfer the pork to a serving bowl. Allow to cool slightly, and then shred using 2 forks, removing any excess fat.

Skim any excess fat off of the sauce remaining in the slow cooker. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and mix it with the sauce that was created during the cooking. You can store the pork in its sauce for 3 to 4 days.

Per serving: Calories 280; Total Fat 10 grams; Saturated Fat 3 grams; Protein 33 grams; Total Carbohydrate 13 grams; Sugar: 7 grams; Fiber 3 grams; Cholesterol 101 milligrams; Sodium 567 milligrams

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