Pulled Pork with Homemade BBQ Sauce and Cole Slaw

I was inspired to attempt my first pulled pork after watching a friend eat his leftovers for lunch which smelled amazing! I wanted to use my crock pot so I could set it and have dinner ready for the night.  I began searching Pintrest for recipes and found a few I like so merged them together to create my own.  Here’s what I came up with:

Pulled Pork Ingredients:

  • One 4 to 6 pound pork shoulder or boneless roast
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup Spanish smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated minced onion
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder

Courtesy of  PaleoPot.com

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • left over dry rub from pork roast

Modified from civilizedcavemancooking.com

Cole Slaw Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1/4 cup MCT oil (you could also use olive oil)
  • 3 cups cored and shredded cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Modified from Markbittman.com

  • Peel 6 cloves of garlic and cut each clove in half. Using a thin knife poke holes into your pork shoulder and then press your garlic in.
  • Mix your dry rub ingredients well in a bowl or large plastic bag.
  • Coat your pork shoulder with your dry rub as evenly as possible.
  •  Place your pork shoulder in the crock pot with the fat cap facing upwards.

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  • Combine all ingredients for the BBQ Sauce in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the BBQ sauce mixture to the top of the roast in the crock pot.

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  • Add all your ingredients for the Cole Slaw in a large bowl, mix together, then store in the fridge covered.

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  • Set your slow cooker to low for 8 to 10 hours. Your meat is done when it easily pulls apart with a single fork.
  • Remove the roast from the crock pot and place in a large bowl.  Remove the fat cap from the meat.  Now simply use a pair of forks to shred your tender meat into pulled pork goodness.
  • Transfer all the sauce from the crock pot into a blender and blend until smooth.

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  • Add your desired amount of BBQ sauce to your pulled pork and serve over a bed of the chilled Cole Slaw.  Top with avocado.  You will have plenty of left over BBQ sauce as well to save for another dish! Enjoy!

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