Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Cooking the meat at low temperature for a long time makes it so tender, that it can be easily pulled with a fork. It can then be savoured in a sandwich or as a main course with vegetables.

5 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 8 h

310 calories per serving 


1/2 onions, finely chopped   100 g
2 cloves garlic    
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
3/4 cup ketchup   190 mL
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar   85 mL
1/3 cup apple jelly   85 mL
1 tbsp brown sugar   12 g
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce   15 mL
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce   1.25 mL
1 tbsp Dijon mustard   15 mL
1 tsp dried oregano   1 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper   0.4 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 kg pork shoulder, without rind, fat removed    

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic then sauté until softened and translucent, about 3 min. Transfer to the ceramic cooking pot. Add the ketchup, vinegar, apple jelly, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, mustard, oregano, and Cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine. Add a little salt.
  3. Add the meat and stir to coat it with the mixture. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on 'low' for 8 h.
  4. Take the meat out of the pot, then pull it apart with a fork. If necessary, reduce the sauce in a small saucepan, then add it to the meat. Adjust the seasoning then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (180g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




13 g

19 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

16 %


75 mg


160 mg

7 %


27 g

9 %


1 g

5 %


22 g


23 g

Vitamin A

70 %

Vitamin C

15 %


4 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Source of :
Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Source of Omega-3 | Slow Cook | American

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