Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Sweet and Savory Crock Pot Pulled Pork

We found some really nice lean pork loins on sale recently so we bought one that was about 9 pounds in weight.  I had The Captain cut it into 4 equal size pieces and then I put them in the freezer so I could cook them up individually.  We like lean pork ... there are so many ways it can be prepared. 

I have been craving roasted veggies lately so I thawed one of the pork roasts and cooked part of it in the crock pot to go along with them… it was so simple… just added a few onions, some garlic, a couple of apples and lots of spices and let it all cook for several hours.
The apples and the onions made a nice juice and the pork just fell apart when we took it out of the crock… very similar to pulled pork actually.

I added a handful of raisins to it and then served it with the roasted vegetables. Lovely.  Tender. Juicy.  Delicious.

I have made this a couple of times lately and the leftovers freeze nicely and can be easily reheated in the mike when you want to a quick and delicious meal.  So versatile, too... can be served with so many different vegetables, or even on a roll 'sloppy joe' style.

If you like, you could probably use pork chops in this recipe. I think after they are cooked that they would pull apart quite nicely, too.

Feb 16 roasted veg and pulled pork 002

Crock Pot Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions
Makes 4 servings
  • 1 pork loin, about 1 pound
  • 1 medium onion, cut vertically, about 1 cup
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Dashes of salt and pepper
  1. Coat the bottom of your crock pot with a light spritz of a non-stick spray for easy clean up.
  2. Place half the onions, apples and garlic on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Set the pork loin on top and then sprinkle it with the herbs and spices.
  4. Cover the pork with the rest of the onions, apples and garlic.
  5. Put lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 or 7 hours.
  6. Turn off the heat and add 1/4 cup of raisins to the crockpot.
  7. Stir everything together pulling apart the pork roast as you do so.
  8. Serve 1/4 of the mixture per person, with your choice of vegetables or over cooked squash halves or baked sweet potatoes.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 254; Protein 26g; Carbohydrate 23g; Fat 7g; Fibre 3g.

Feb 18 crock pot pulled pork 001
Pile everything in the crock pot and cook for several hours.
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When it’s cooked and still steaming, shred the pork with 2 forks.
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Served with a variety of veggies…
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So tender and juicy and the raisins offer just a bit of a sweet taste.
Feb 16 roasted veg and pulled pork 003
The Captain had his served over a baked white potato.
Feb 28 pulled pork leftovers 001
I also like it heaped into a roasted squash ‘bowl’.
Do you like to use your crock pot for quick and easy meals?


  1. I love sweet and salty! This sounds fantastic and so easy to make, I'm always looking for crock pot recipes, thank you!

  2. I'm always looking for crockpot recipes! Pinned this to my "must try" pin board!

  3. Looks relish!! I love my crockpot, it makes dinner so easy!!!

  4. ooh could I use chicken??

  5. This makes me want to pitch a fit to get a crockpot. there's just no more space in my kitchen!

    LOVE the idea to eat it in a squash bowl!

  6. I love pulled pork. Love it!!!

  7. Mmm, Elle, that looks delicious! My husband is a huge pulled pork fan... we'll have to try this!

  8. I am not a pork person but it does look delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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