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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs 30 mins
total:
8 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 teaspoon olive oil into a slow cooker and arrange sliced onion over oil. Place pork roast over onion.

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  • 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.

  • 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(R) Brown Sugar Blend and 1/4 cup molasses with an additional tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Not sugar-free, but much lower!

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 32g 49% DV; cholesterol 97.2mg 32% DV; sodium 2148.3mg 86% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2017
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2019
I found the tomato paste was a little too overwhelming for my taste. I probably will not make this again. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2017
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2019
The sauce is excellent! I added a heaping tablespoon more brown sugar. it just seemed to need it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
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 again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
Great recipe. I've stopped looking for a pulled pork recipe after this one! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2019
I found the tomato paste was a little too overwhelming for my taste. I probably will not make this again. Read More