Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is one of those comforting winter dishes I just love. It’s smoky flavor just makes me want to huddle up by the fire with a steaming bowl of it. And leftovers make a really easy lunch – just put a big scoop into couple of corn tortilla, chop up a little cabbage and grate some cheese, a spoonful of salsa and you have instant tacos!

pulled pork tacos recipe |

We use our instant pot to make it, which means you come home to the most beautiful smell of dinner wafting from your kitchen. Many people use the instant pot for the pressure speed cooking, but instant pot’s also have a slow cooker function as well. If I plan ahead, I typically use the slow-cooker button. I find the pork is even more melt in your mouth than the shorter pressure cooked time.

To keep this recipe paleo, serve with some hearty greens – we threw in some cabbage and kale and it was absolutely delicious. Or use it as a filling for tacos or a sandwich, with a side salad (homemade coleslaw is a great option).

pulled pork recipe |

Combine orange juice (or zest), spices, tomato paste and coconut sugar in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the pork roast and coat well with your hands. Put it in the slow cooker and cover with the rest of the spice mixture.

Following your slow-cooker instructions, set it for 6-8 hours (45 minutes if using an Instant Pot, which also has a 4 hour slow cooker function). When it has finished cooking, use your fork to pull apart the meat and stir it with the sauce to coat well. Eat as is, as a filling for tacos or a sandwich, or on a bed of thinly sliced cabbage. Enjoy!


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