Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe – There are dozens of variations on the ever popular pulled pork recipe. Believe me- I have made many! But this one is in my top 5 favorites of all time and there is no better time to share this recipe with you than right now. With Fall quickly sneaking in and tailgating season underway this is one recipe you need in your wheelhouse.
I am reviewing the newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch: Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites and the first recipe that caught my (and my husbands) eye was for pulled pork. Not just because of the main ingredient but also for the extra-special secret addition that is similar to what WE use in our pulled pork: apricot preserves. We often toss in a small jar of peach, apricot or even apple (jelly) preserves to our recipe. It adds great flavor and sweetness. Plus, if you are adding vinegar or a spicy bbq sauce to your meat (in the cooking stage) then it acts as a nice contrast to those bold flavors. I used my favorite Best Boy & Co Adobo BBQ sauce in this recipe.
This is a simple recipe that you can assemble easily in the morning before work with minimal muss or fuss. The instructions state that you should mix all the first step ingredients in a bowl then pour over raw meat. You can even omit this step and mix it all in the crock. Then add the meat and sliced onions. Don’t want to slice the onions in the morning? Then slice them the night before and place them in a baggie. I have made this with both a pork roast and pork tenderloin. Both turned out very well so use what you have.
What do you think of this slow cooker pulled pork recipe?