'Discovered' this by accident when starting the pork butt about 10 p.m. one night (the butt was still partially frozen). Started with the basics, but decided to add the stone ground mustard and the orange juice on a whim. Husband loves it, so I must have been inspired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork butt in a slow cooker with the fattier side facing upwards. Pour water and orange juice into the slow cooker. Season pork and liquid with salt and pepper.

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  • Mix garlic and mustard together in a small bowl; spread over the top of the pork butt. Sprinkle onion over the pork.

  • Cook on Low, turning the butt a few times, until the meat falls apart easily when pulled with a fork, 6 to 8 hours.

  • Remove pork from slow cooker; allow to sit until cool enough to handle. Trim away and discard any visible chunks of fat. Shred remaining pork into strands. Return shredded pork to the slow cooker; stir. Remove portions of pork from slow cooker with a slotted spoon to serve.

Cook's Notes:

I used the jarred minced garlic; worked fine.

Started with partially frozen roast at 10 p.m.; removed about 3 p.m. the next day. Just be sure to turn it over a couple of times.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 26.8g 41% DV; cholesterol 111.8mg 37% DV; sodium 110.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
This was fantastic I substituted two pork tenderloins I needed to use and since they were thawed they were done in about 5 hrs on low. Something with the orange juice really produces a nice modes flavor and very tender meat. I tried this with boneless chicken breast just as good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/02/2016
I had leftover orange juice from weekend guests so I made this recipe. The pork was far from ready after 6 hours on low so I switched to high for another 1 1/2 hours. It was okay but overall it tasted bland. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
This was fantastic I substituted two pork tenderloins I needed to use and since they were thawed they were done in about 5 hrs on low. Something with the orange juice really produces a nice modes flavor and very tender meat. I tried this with boneless chicken breast just as good. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
The orange juice makes this recipe. You can't really taste the orange if just adds a nice bright touch which is nice for use with so many other flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
I have been making pulled pork in a slow-cooker for years using apple cider vinegar. This orange juice recipe is so much better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
This absolutely. The best. Recipe. Ever....my new years dinner was awesome.. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
Not a fan of bbq sauce so this recipe was perfect. I used a pork sirloin roast- the meat was moist and delicious!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2016
No changes i like to make it the first time exactly like the recipe calls for. This is certainly easy to put together with staples usually already on hand....except the pork maybe Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/02/2016
I had leftover orange juice from weekend guests so I made this recipe. The pork was far from ready after 6 hours on low so I switched to high for another 1 1/2 hours. It was okay but overall it tasted bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2019
This was very good. Served with coleslaw first time then black beans and rice with leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
I took the pork rinsed it laid it on the Onions then used beef bullion cubes with the water and O J and simmered till done and basted like a turkey Read More