Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Moist and flavorful slow cooked apple cider pulled pork shoulder. An easy dinner for any night of the week. A perfect pairing with your favorite homemade barbecue sauce!

Slow cooker apple cider pulled pork recipe from @bakedbyrachel An easy dinner for any night of the week!

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I’m still adjusting to my new schedule now that all of the kids are in school. Mornings are busier than ever and afternoons are full of homework and catching up. That doesn’t always leave a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. But, carving out 5 minutes in the morning means dinner is a piece of cake.

This pork takes less than 5 minutes to prep and then the slow cooker does all of the hard work for you while you’re at work or doing errands. Come home to fall off the bone, super flavorful pork ready to be devoured. It’s perfect to eat as is, but I highly recommend slathering it with sweet homemade barbecue sauce for an especially tasty sandwich!

A perfect busy weeknight (or any night) recipe!

Slow cooker apple cider pulled pork sandwich recipe from @bakedbyrachel An easy dinner for any night of the week!

Also,this apple cider pulled pork is magical. I’m not even remotely kidding…

My kids can be fairly choosy eaters at times, especially my youngest. But all three of them were basically begging for seconds. And, they all requested to have it for lunch the next day! A huge recipe win.

Dinner and lunch leftovers for a family of five and this meat was gone… and everyone left asking for more, which means this is absolutely happening again in the not so distant future!

Magical flavorful pork. And ridiculously easy. Do you need any other reasons to make this?

Any way you choose to eat this, you’ll be happy. Just be sure to grab a nice portion before it all disappears!

Slow cooker apple cider pulled pork recipe from @bakedbyrachel An easy dinner for any night of the week!

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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Moist and flavorful slow cooked apple cider pulled pork shoulder. An easy dinner for any night of the week. Pair with your favorite homemade barbecue sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb pork shoulder bone-in 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 C apple cider

Instructions

  • Add sliced onions to the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker bowl. Place the pork shoulder on top of the onions. Sprinkle with seasonings and garlic. Pour apple cider over the pork shoulder and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours. Pork is ready when the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F. Carefully remove pork from the slow cooker. Shred by hand using forks. 
  • If desired, return shredded pork to slow cooker to absorb the juices. Serve with cooked onion slices. 
  • Alternately, shredded pork may be served in your favorite sandwich roll with homemade barbecue sauce, red onions and pickles.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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