Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork

A little bit of sweetness and a hint of smoke. This Paleo friendly pulled pork is fantastic!

prep time:15 min
cook time:10 hr 15 min
ready in:10 hr 30 min
  • 2.5 - 3.5lb (1 - 1.5 kg) pork shoulder (boneless)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) water
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2.5 teaspoons sea salt (fine ground)
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 batch sweet paleo bbq sauce (http://strictlypaleoish.com/sweet-paleo-bbq-sauce/)
  • butter, ghee or coconut oil (for frying)
  • Rub the minced garlic all over the pork shoulder.
  • Put all spices in a bowl and blend well using a fork, then coat the pork shoulder with the spice mix.
  • Peel the onions and slice thinly.
  • Cover the bottom of a slow-cooker with the sliced onion, add the water, then place the pork shoulder on top of the onion.
  • Cook on "low" for 10 hours.
  • Carefully remove the pork shoulder from the slow-cooker, then pour the liquid and onions through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Put the pork shoulder and onions back into the slow-cooker.
  • Shred the meat using two forks until there are no large pieces left, and at the same time blend the onions with the meat.
  • Heat up a frying pan, add some butter, ghee, or coconut oil and then add the pulled pork.
  • Fry for a few minutes over high heat while occasionally tossing/stirring. (Best result in my opinion is when there are a few well fried, almost crunchy, pieaces in there.)
  • Add the BBQ sauce and gently toss/stir until the sauce is completely and evenly mixed with the meat.
  • Serve with a fresh salad.