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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

Alright, so since I’ve been sharing so many 30-minute recipes lately, I feel like it is about time I shared one that takes a little bit longer. Like, 8 hours.

Enter, Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork.

Just LOOK at that beautiful bark on the outside of the pork. Would you believe me if I told you that you DON’T have to pre-sear this pork before cooking it?

….or that it doesn’t require an overnight marinade?

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

It’s like Christmas came early, right?! A slow cooker recipe that cooks 8-10 hours (enough time for you to get in a full work day!), doesn’t require an overnight marinade, and doesn’t dirty up a pan on your stove.

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

What more could you ask for?

Well, other than an easy recipe for simple slaw to go along with it, of course.

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

Get ready to make some amazing pork sandwiches, tacos or wraps, people!

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Recipe

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe combines brown sugar, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper and ginger for a delicious main dish that is ready for dinner when you are.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 9 hrs
Total Time: 9 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 495kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

For the Pork
  • 2.5 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Choice of BBQ sauce - optional
Simple Slaw
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

For the Pork
  • Pat the pork dry and place in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and spices. Rub the mixture over the top and sides of the pork. Drizzle the vinegar over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.
  • Optional: Preheat oven broiler. Toss shredded pork with 1 cup BBQ sauce and spread onto baking sheet. Broil 6 inches away from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes until slightly crispy.
For the Simple Slaw
  • Place the cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
  • Combine the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to emulsify. Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  • Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
495
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
168
mg
56
%
Sodium
 
734
mg
32
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
56
g
112
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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Comments:

  1. Pork and the slow cooker were made for each other. That cooking method really deepens the flavors with pork. Always popular with my family and guests.

      1. Nope – the beauty of the slow cooker is the moisture doesn’t evaporate. The pork is not dry at all!

  2. I have a serious weakness for all of your recipes…you have to stop posting new ones, or I will never be able to make my way thru the archives lol! Already have this in the crock pot….going on 7 hours now….oh man it smells awesome!!!