Paleo Recipes: Crockpot Pulled Pork


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When I first got my slow cooker I put out a call for suggestions for my inaugural dish, and this recipe came up repeatedly. I was not disappointed. Abel James of the “Fat Burning Man Show” says this is the best pulled pork of his life – and who am I to disagree? Don’t be fooled by the long list of ingredients –  the dish is as easy as it is delicious.  I’ve made it many a time. 

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork
2013-12-09 12:29:21
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. 4 lb bone in pork shoulder
  2. 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  3. 2 tbsp sea salt
  4. 2 tbsp chili powder
  5. 2 tbsp ground cumin
  6. 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  7. 1 tbsp dried oregano
  8. 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  9. 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  10. Beasty BBQ Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients except the pork shoulder and the BBQ sauce in a small mixing bowl for the rub. Massage the spice rub all over the meat in every crevice you can find.
  2. Tightly, double-­wrap the roast in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to 3 days.
  3. Unwrap the roast and place it in the crock pot. Add 1/4 cup of water and turn the crock pot on low. Cook for 8-­10 hours, until the meat is fork‐tender.
  4. Transfer roast to a cutting board and discard all the liquid in the crock pot. Pull the meat apart by tearing the meat into thin shreds with two forks or with fingers. Place all the shredded meat back in the crock pot and toss with a full batch of Beasty BBQ Sauce.
  5. Heat on low for 60 minutes or until hot.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
  1. George has a recipe for Beasty BBQ sauce that is included in his cookbook: Caveman Feast is a master collection of over 230 of his most popular recipes, and features 8 categories of simple and easy, 100% paleo recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions for making paleo meals that will get rave reviews from family and friends. You can read more about it (including two sample recipes) and watch a very silly video featuring George here.
By George Bryant

George Bryant is a self-taught chef and creator of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations, a paleo recipe blog with a passionate following and over 90,000 Facebook fans. George believes in having fun in the kitchen and letting your love and happiness come through in your food. You can find more about George on his website or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Youtube. 


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Alison Golden writes on the topic of paleo over at Paleo/NonPaleo. She aims to share ideas, inspire and motivate readers by teaching them how to live paleo in a non-paleo world. She is also the author of the bestselling book, The Modern, No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo, a unique tool that gives the reader hundreds of strategies to navigate the learning process to successful paleo living.

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