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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This tender, saucy pulled pork is one of our best-loved slow cooker recipes. Prep everything the night before, set the slow cooker to cook all day, and you'll be rewarded with a crowd-pleasing dinner.

October 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 hours
  • 3½ pounds homegrown ontario pork shoulder blade roast
  • ½ teaspoon each, salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sear pork until brown all over. Transfer to slow cooker.

  2. In the same skillet, add onions, garlic, chili powder, coriander and bay leaves. Fry ingredients while stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and cider vinegar, scraping any brown bits from bottom of pan; bring to a boil. Pour sauce into slow cooker, cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 8 to 10 hours.

  3. Once cooked, transfer pork to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. With two forks, shred or

  4. Meanwhile, pour liquid from slow cooker into large saucepan and skim off fat. Bring to a boil over high heat and let boil vigorously until reduced to 3 cups (750 mL), about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves.

  5. Add pulled pork to reduced sauce mixture and lower heat to simmer until hot, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve on crusty rolls with a green salad. For an appetizer, place pulled pork on a crostini and top with caramelized onions.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork