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Ontario Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker Version)

Ontario Pulled Pork - Slow Cooker
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Serves 8

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cooking Time:
8-10 hours


  • 3-1/2 lb (1.75 kg) Ontario pork shoulder blade roast 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) EACH: salt and pepper 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 
  • 2 onions, chopped 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chili powder 
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground coriander 
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) tomato paste 
  • 1 14 oz (425 g) can tomato sauce 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced 

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sear pork until brown all over. Transfer to slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet, add onions, garlic, chili powder, coriander and bay leaves. Fry ingredients while stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and cider vinegar, scraping any brown bits from bottom of pan; bring to a boil. Pour sauce into slow cooker, cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Once cooked, transfer pork to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. With two forks, shred or "pull" pork.
  4. Meanwhile, pour liquid from slow cooker into large saucepan and skim off fat. Bring to a boil over high heat and let boil vigorously until reduced to 3 cups (750 mL), about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
  5. Add pulled pork to reduced sauce mixture and lower heat to simmer until hot, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve on crust rolls with a green salad. For an appetizer, place pulled pork on a crostini and top with caramelized onions.

We now have an Instant Pot version of this recipe. It was amended from the above by Canadian foodie, Lauren at Maritime Glutton! Check it out here: Ontario Pulled Pork (Instant Pot Version)

Nutritional Information
Ontario Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker Version)
1/8 of recipe
Protein 45g
Calories 341
Fat 13g
  Saturated 4g
  Monounsaturated 6g
  Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Cholesterol 140mg
Sodium 324mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Fibre 1g

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