Aside from bacon, I’m not much of a pork fan. But, there’s just something about shredded meat that gets me. It’s tender, succulent and so flavorful. I figured slow cooked pork shoulder would be delicious because of the whole shredded meat thing, so decided to branch out and give it ago.
Let me just say that this pork turned out phenomenal! It was so delicious, that I didn’t want the last bite to come, so to compensate, I slowly savored every last morsel. It’s 100 percent amazing!
If you’re not big on pork, like me, this recipe may surprise you. I can’t wait to make it again!
Cheers and enjoy!
Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder
- 1.5 lb pork shoulder roast
- 2 tsp grass-fed ghee or other fat of choice
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped
- 4 large carrots, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 head cabbage, chopped (use more if serving more than 2 people)
- Avocado slices, optional
- Combine spices, sea salt and pepper, and coat all sides of the roast. If you have extra spice mixture leftover, set it aside. You will use it later. If you use it all, that’s fine too.
- Melt 1 tsp of ghee (or other fat of choice) in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork shoulder, and brown a couple minutes on each side. Once all sides are browned, remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, melt the remaining 1 tsp of ghee (add more if needed) over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute 4-5 minutes, until softened. Once done, pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
- Add carrots to the slow cooker and place the roast on top of the veggies. Add the chicken broth, lime juice and any remaining spice mixture.
- Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 6-7 hours or low for 8-10.
- Once done, turn the slow cooker off or to warm. Then, remove the pork roast and cut off the twine. Shred meat with two forks and add back to the slow cooker. Give everything a stir.
- In a pan over medium heat, melt a little fat of choice. Add the chopped cabbage and season with sea salt and pepper. Saute about 5 minutes, or until softened.
- Serve the shredded pork mixture over the cabbage and serve with avocado slices, if desired.
Yields: 3-4 servings
Can’t wait to try!
Ashley Kipp http://www.craving4more.com
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😉
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Yum! Way to go for making shredded pork on your own. Let the obsession begin! If you are ever in the Kansas City, you MUST try pulled pork from the best BBQ joint called Oklahoma Joes. It’ll change your life.
Thanks, Alissa! I’ll keep your recommendation in mind if I ever make my way through 😉
Yum! We love pork so I will definitely be trying this!
I’m the same… I like bacon but a lot of pork dishes I don’t care for that much. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up eating much pork. On the other hand Joe grew up eating pork all the time so he is accustomed to the taste etc and will cook it every now and then. I’ll still eat it but it’s not my favourite! As for this recipe I think it sounds excellent and I’m pretty sure Joe would like it too.
I’ve packed the slow cooker away for now but hopefully once we’re settled in I’ll pull it out and make this 🙂
Wow, you must be leaving very soon then? I know you’ll be blogging about it, but when is the official move date?
Ummmm 6th of Feb! 😀
Wow, very soon!
I know! I think I’m only just realising how soon!
We had twin slow cookers this weekend!! My recipe is crazy similar to this and I loved mine so I’m sure this one is phenom also. Don’t you just love that the juice in the cooker makes it so you don’t even need to add a bbq or anything?? I made some anyways so it tastes different from day to day but I was definitely shocked with all the yummy jus!
Ha, nice Megan! Yep, you really don’t need much to make it taste good. I love the simplicity in that.
I bought all of the ingredients for this last night. I think I may dump a bottle of salsa in there with it while it cooks… we’ll see how that goes…
Salsa would taste great in there too! I actually thought about doing that, but didn’t have any on hand. Hope you enjoy it!
Looks and sounds YUM!
Thanks, it is YUM 😉
That looks amazing!!!! I’ve just started using pork a little bit — thanks for sharing!
Thanks! I’m gradually learning to not fear pork so much, but I still don’t like the taste of cuts like pork chops. Bacon and shredded pork roasts work for me though!
Yum! I made this last night and enjoying a nice big bowl for lunch today. I subbed coconut milk instead of chicken broth because that’s all I had — and that worked too.
I love pork and love the slow cooker — so this is a winner for me!
Oh, that’s a great option! Yum, maybe I’ll try it that way next time. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂