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Last year I received a crock pot cookbook with a recipe in it for pulled pork. It was nice but I thought the sauce it made in the pot was a bit too thin. I made several changes and am happy with this recipe so its time to share it! I sometimes have to water the sauce down now. The sauce/marinade can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept in the fridge until needed. Marinating time is not included. I make this in my 3 1/2 quart crock pot.
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- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 medium onions, very finely chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2-1 tablespoon chili powder or 1/2-1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns
- 1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 -2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried sage or 1 teaspoon thyme
- 3/4 cup finely chopped stoned prunes or 3/4 cup dates
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 (3 lb) boneless pork shoulder
- 1In a frying pan heat the oil over medium heat, add the onions and fry for 8-10 minutes until soft.
- 2Add the garlic, chili powder and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
- 3Now add tomatoes, sugar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, soy, sage and prunes.
- 4Stir, bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes, take off the heat and cool.
- 5Whilst the sauce is cooling add the vinegar( it will leave a less pungent smell in your kitchen).
- 6Leave the sauce until cold, it will become quite thick.
- 7Slash the pork several times with a sharp knife, cover completely with the sauce, place in a bowl, cover and leave in a cool place for 10-12 hours.
- 8When ready to cook place in your crock pot and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours (my crock pot needs the full 12 hours).
- 9Transfer the pork onto a cutting board and pull the meat apart to shreds with two forks.
- 10I then add some of the sauce to it and serve the rest on the side but you can mix the meat up with all the sauce.
- 11If you find the sauce too thick just add some water to it.
- 12Serve over warm buns and I hope you enjoy it!
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Nutritional Facts for Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Serving Size: 1 (289 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 720.7
- Calories from Fat 436
- Total Fat 48.4 g
- Saturated Fat 16.2 g
- Cholesterol 161.1 mg
- Sodium 379.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
- Sugars 20.8 g
- Protein 39.8 g