I’ve always loved pulled pork but the recipe I’ve used for years involved a lot of sugary things (brown sugar, apple cider, barbeque sauce, etc.) so I haven’t made it in a while. On a recent “fill the freezer with meat” shopping expedition I found a great deal on pork shoulder so I was inspired to buy one and figure out how to make pulled pork without all of the sugar stuff. After looking at several variations on both pulled pork and pork roasts I came up with this recipe for paleo pulled pork which takes about 5 minutes of prep time before it hits the slow cooker where it slow cooks for 8-10 hours. It’s a “dry” pulled pork without a sauce and it’s tasty as is but you could also sauce it with a paleo or primal barbeque sauce if you prefer.
This makes enough pulled pork for 6-10 servings.
We like it served without sauce over mashed cauliflower or on a baked sweet potato. It also makes a great topping for scrambled eggs for breakfast or with a salad for lunch.
This pulled pork freezes well – just thaw and reheat to serve.