Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions {Guest Post}

This incredibly easy weeknight slow cooker recipe combines smoky, juicy pork with sweet apples and onions to create a melt-in-your-mouth delicious pulled pork that you will be making again and again.

GUEST POST: Slow cooker pulled pork with apples and onions by The Lemon Bowl

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions Recipe by The Lemon Bowl on bakedbyrachel.com

Hello Friends!! My name is Liz and I’m a healthy food blogger over at The Lemon Bowl where my motto is healthy made delicious.  After all, it doesn’t matter how healthy food is because if it doesn’t taste good, no one will eat it. :)

When Rachel asked me to guest post, I immediately began brainstorming apple recipes. Right away I knew that I wanted to go against the grain and create a main dish. Don’t get me wrong, I love apples in sweet dishes like my Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes or Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats but I also love using the natural sweetness of apples to complement savory meats and vegetables. Roast Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sweet Potatoes is a perfect example.

Speaking of healthy made delicious, your family is going to love my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions. An incredibly easy weeknight slow cooker recipe, it combines smoky, juicy pork with sweet apples and onions to create a melt-in-your-mouth meal. This is the type of dish you will be making again and again.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions in Crock Pot
To maximize flavor without relying on overly sweetened, corn-syrup-laden barbecue sauce, I let the pork sit overnight in a simple dry rub of spices.  The next morning, I made a bed of apples and onion slices for the pork and topped everything with 12 ounces of beer.

That’s it! The slow cooker did the rest of the work. It could not be any easier.

Your fork is waiting.

Yield: 15 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 15 min

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions

This incredibly easy weeknight slow cooker recipe combines smoky, juicy pork with sweet apples and onions to create a melt-in-your-mouth delicious pulled pork that you will be making again and again.

Ingredients:

1 (3 pound) boneless pork shoulder
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 medium apples - sliced
1 large onion - sliced
12 oz beer

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together spices: smoked paprika through pepper. Coat the pork shoulder with the dry rub and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
Place apple and onion slices in the bottom of a slow cooker and top with the pork shoulder. Add beer and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
When cooking time is complete, remove pork from the slow cooker and let rest. When pork is cool enough to handle, begin shredded the meat and disposing of any excess fat.
Place shredded, lean pork meat back in to the slow cooker and mix with the apples, onions and cooking juices.
Serve on a whole grain bun with apple slices.

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I’m all about slow cooker recipes so this is totally right up my alley! With the kids back in school, it’s time to dust off your slow cooker and whip this up asap! Thanks for sharing this delicious and easy recipe Liz! -Rachel

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Be sure to check out these other recipes by Liz:
Rosemary chicken breasts, Baked egg rolls with bacon and sweet chili dipping sauce and Whole wheat banana nut bread.


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27 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions {Guest Post}”

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    Tieghan — September 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Yes, please!! This looks just amazing!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — September 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Holy cow! This sounds and looks amazing! :-)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

    omg this is making me so hungry just looking at it!!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — September 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Sounds TO DIE FOR!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Liz, is the best!!! And I so want a big ol’ sandwich!!

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    Christina — September 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I can’t WAIT to make this! Totally up my alley.

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    Amy @Very Culinary — September 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Love it, Liz. *runs to store to buy the pork shoulder* Printed!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring me!!! xoxo

    • Rachel — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

      No, thank you! :)

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    Anne [A Squared] — September 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I have a tenderloin in my freezer that this would be perfect for– can’t wait to make this!

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    Alissa — September 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I have been re vamping my slow cooker recipes for the upcoming months today & this is perfect timing! I will be making this next week! Adding to my meal plan now! Thank you so much!

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    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — September 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Oh man, this is what I’m craving right now. This combination sounds amazing.

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    Gaby — September 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    This looks like a fabulous fall meal!! Great flavors!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 26, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Slow cooked pulled pork is my favorite :) this recipe is divine!!

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    Aggie — September 26, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I am totally loving this recipe!! Looks so delicious!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 26, 2013 at 8:06 am

    As soon as I saw this yesterday, I ran to the freezer to see if we had a pork roast. No such luck, but rest assured, I’ll be making this soon! ;)

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    Liz — September 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Great receipe. Thanks so much.

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    megan — October 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Could i substitute chicken breasts for the pork?

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

      I imagine you could if that’s something you prefer.

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    Ruth — October 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I can use beer or wine in cooking… any suggestions for a substitute liquid?

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    Ruth — October 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Sorry, that should say “can’t” use beer or wine. :)

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      If it’s due to the alcohol, that does cook out but there are also non-alcoholic beers you could use. However, if it’s for another reason the easiest alternative would be vegetable stock. Just be aware that the flavor will be different since the beer typically will lend some flavor to the dish.

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    Lisa — October 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    This came out very very soupy, any suggestions? Only thing I did different was use hard cider “beer” instead of regular beer.

    • Rachel — October 17th, 2013 @ 7:24 am

      In the future you could simply reduce the amount of liquid used.

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    Justine — January 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Could I use gala apples instead of green apples?

    • Rachel — January 13th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      I always recommend using an apple that you personally love so it’s the flavor you’ll enjoy :)

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    Angela — April 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    This was delicious! however when I made this , there was pork scum mixed in with the apples and onions.. do you recommend doing anything with the meat (ex. boil) before putting in slowcooker to get ride of the scume?

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