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Exquisite Pulled Pork

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A rich blend of sweet and savory, this fall-off-the-bone, tender pork makes a perfect sandwich whether on a roll or in a tortilla. Great by itself or as a side dish too!"
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8 h 50 m servings 439
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Pour 1 teaspoon olive oil into a slow cooker and arrange sliced onion over oil. Place pork roast over onion.
  2. Cook on Low until pork is very tender, 8 to 9 hours. Transfer roast to a platter and discard onion and liquid. Shred pork with two forks.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat; cook and stir chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add shredded pork, tomato paste, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper; stir well. Cover and simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To make a more diabetic friendly version, use 2 tablespoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and 1/4 cup molasses with an additional tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Not sugar-free, but much lower!
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 439 calories; 32 16.2 22.6 97 2148 Full nutrition

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I typically prefer my pulled pork with the sauce on the side but this was really good. The red pepper flakes are optional but I highly recommend using them. Thanks for a great sandwich!

I found the tomato paste was a little too overwhelming for my taste. I probably will not make this again.

The sauce is excellent! I added a heaping tablespoon more brown sugar. it just seemed to need it.

Great recipe. I've stopped looking for a pulled pork recipe after this one!

This was exactly what I was looking for! Incredible sandwich. All my boys loved it! No one was talking while eating this, it was so good. Nice rich BBQ flavor. I will definitely make this ...