Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 360-480
  • Servings: 5
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 TB packed brown sugar
  • 1 B chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 (4 1/2-5 lb) boneless pork tenderloin
  • 2 cups bbq sauce (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place the onions and garlic in an even layer in the slow cooker & pour in the stock or broth.
  2. Combine the sugar, chili powder, cumin and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Pat the pork dry with paper towels.
  4. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork & place the meat on top ofo the onions & garlic.
  5. Cover & cook until the pork is fork tender, about 6-8 hours on high.
  6. This is the point where I would shred the pork & feed it to my son. He doesn't not eat the BBQ sauce.
  7. Turn off the slow cooker & remove the pork to a cutting board.
  8. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium heatproof bowl.
  9. Pour the onion mixture from the slow cooker through the strainer and return the solids to the slow cooker.
  10. Set the strained liquid aside.
  11. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, discarding any large pieces of fat.
  12. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker, add the BBQ sauce, use a spoon to skim and discard the fat from the surface of the strained cooking liquid and then add 1/4 cup of the liquid at a time to the slow cooker until the pork is just moistened.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I found this recipe on the internet & was so pleased that my son could enjoy the same dinner as the rest of the family! (minus the BBQ sauce) However, both my kids loved this & hope you do too!