Sit back and relax when the pork is cooking! Even though this pork really takes its time getting ready, once done, the pork really shines! The meat is so tender that it falls apart at the slightest touch. Eat alone, in a tortilla, or on a sandwich—it's great any way!
Prep time: 30 min | Inactive time: 0 min | Cook time: 8 hrs 40 min | # of servings: 10 servings Ingredients
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 large onion, diced
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, thawed
1/2 cup water
Gather all ingredients.
Crush the garlic by mincing the garlic and then sprinkling a bit of salt over it. Then use the flat of a knife to squash the minced garlic and then drag a long the cutting surface. Repeat until a paste-like consistency is achieved.
Mix the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, tomato paste, chili powder, and soy sauce together.
Using vegetable oil, oil a medium-sized pan. At medium heat, cook the onion and garlic until the onion is soft. Stir frequently.
Add the mixture created in step 2 to the pan with the onion and garlic. Cook until the mixture has thickened, which takes around 5-10 minutes.
The onion mixture can be either used immediately in the following step or refrigerated in a small container for later use. Mixture can last overnight in the refrigerator.
Cut off the excess fat bordering the meat. Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Place meat in slow cooker.
Rub onion mixture all over the pork. Pour water into slow cooker.
Cover and cook at a low heat for 8-10 hours or until meat is very tender. Once in a while, ladle some of the juices in the slow cooker over the meat and stir the slow cooker's contents a bit.
Using two forks, pull the pork apart. Mix in the juices remaining in slow cooker over the pulled pork once shredded.
Season pulled pork with salt and pepper to taste.
Inspired by http://kiwiandbean.com/healthy-slow-cooker-pulled-pork/