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Siri Daly's Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Siri Daly's Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
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This pork is so flavorful, so tender, and the perfect comfort food. You can do just about anything with it: make sandwiches, quesadillas, nachos or just eat it standing over your slow cooker with a fork! I like it best served on a bun topped with pickles, avocado and my crunchy coleslaw (find the recipe here).

Technique tip: Reserving some of the cooking liquid to serve with the pork. It will keep it moist and add a wonderful depth of flavor.

Swap option: If you don't want to add BBQ sauce, just add more of the cooking liquid.


    • One 5-pound boneless pork shoulder
    • 2 yellow onions, sliced thinly
    • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
    • 3/4 cup chicken stock
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 jar BBQ sauce
  • To serve

    • Hamburger buns
    • Pickles
    • Jalapeños, sliced
    • Avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
    • Crunchy coleslaw (recipe link above)


1. In a slow cooker, add sliced onions and garlic. Pour chicken stock and apple cider vinegar over the top.

2. In a small bowl, combine all spices and stir.

3. Rub spice rub all over pork. Place the seasoned pork in slow cooker and cover. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

4. Once done cooking, remove pork with tongs and place on a cutting board. Using a fine mesh strainer, drain onions and garlic over a large bowl, reserving liquid. Place onions and garlic back into slow cooker.

5. Using two forks, shred pork (discarding any fatty pieces). Place back in slow cooker. Add about 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid, and desired amount of BBQ sauce, and stir to combine.