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Spicy Pulled Pork Pushover

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"I finally arrived at this recipe after trying several combinations of typical smoked pulled pork ingredients. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It's spicy, sweet, and delicious, enjoy!"
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5 h 10 m servings 224
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Mix tomato paste, vinegar, onion flakes, yellow mustard, molasses, garlic, olive oil, and liquid smoke in a bowl to create a thick paste. Stir brown sugar, kosher salt, cumin, chipotle pepper, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper into tomato paste mixture.
  2. Place pork shoulder into a slow cooker and add paste mixture.
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours. Shred pork with 2 forks and remove bone. Reduce heat to Low and continue cooking for 1 to 2 more hours.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you're looking for more smoke flavor, you can probably just keep adding liquid smoke until it's enough for your taste without it really changing the recipe too much.
  • If you are keeping it simmering longer, put it on 'keep warm' or your lowest heat setting. Because of the amount of sugar and molasses, if you are not careful, this recipe will burn very easily, so keep an extra wary eye on it.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 8.4 17.4 19.9 53 1252 Full nutrition

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I had to cook this a little differently than written due to the amount of hours I am away from the house but I made the sauce as written. I prepared everything the night before in my crockpot an...

I had a 7 lbs. roast so I doubled all the ingredients. My oven has a slow-cook setting with a default temp. of 225 degrees F. I didn't have any prepared mustard on hand so I increased the mus...