Don’t you love Crock pot meals? I don’t make them often, but I love them when I do. This simple puller pork recipe is full of goodness and flavor! If you have followed me long enough, you know we love the sweet and spicy combo.
Start by chopping your onions. I use quite a few in this recipe, hopefully you don’t cry!
You can use tomato sauce, but I love the richness tomato paste gives. Do you use it often? I love it!
You can mix all the spices and veggies in a separate bowl, but I prefer not to dirty another dish. I just mix everything in the Crock Pot.
Mix well, and spread across the roast.
I cooked mine on high for 6 hours. You can also do it for 8-10 hours on low if you prefer.
30 minutes before the time is up, shred the pork and mix well with the sauce in pot. Let it continue to cook for the last 30 minutes.
We served our’s over rice and with slaw on the side. We have also served it plenty of times with as a sandwich and LOVE IT!
If you aren’t into spicy, definitely cut back on the cayenne. I do think you should at least use at least 1/2 teaspoon.
Look at that flavor!
Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork
- 1.5-2 pound pork roast I used a sirloin roast, it was on sale.
- 1.5 cups onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper If you aren't into spice, don't add this. If you only like a little spice, use 1 teaspoon.
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- salt I use this as a variable at the very end. It will thicken and intensify. I prefer to salt after it's done.
- Combine everything in the crock pot. You can use a separate bowl, but I like to not have another dirty bowl, so I do it all in the crock pot. Mix everything on the side of the roast.Then spoon it over the roast.Turn the crock pot on high for 6 hours, or low for 8-10 hours. About 30 minutes before it is done, shred the pork and mix well with the sauce. If it looks a little dry to you, add about 1/2 cup water and mix well. The fat you have in the roast will play a big role in how much liquid you will have. Serve either on rice, like we did, or on a hamburger bun. Either way, it's perfect!! You can also top the sandwich with coleslaw. I used an apple slaw. Or top it with cheese, onions etc.Only one pot for cleanup too. Does it get better?Now, sit back and enjoy, you deserve it!