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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

This pork recipe is so melt-in-your-mouth tasty, that my son asked me to make it again for a second week in a row. I was happy to honor his request, especially since it’s such a uncomplicated meal to prep. I served it over baked Russet potatoes, but it would be good alongside coleslaw, inside tacos or as sliders. So while you’re at the apple orchard or picking a pumpkin, grab a carton of fresh apple cider to make this dinner.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork


  • 4 lbs boneless pork butt
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups apple cider

For the rub

  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  1. Make the rub by combining the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle the rub over the pork and rub it in with your hands.
  2. Place the onion slices at the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the pork, followed by the apple cider. Cook in the slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours on low or high for 6 or 7 hours.
  3. Once cooked, carefully transfer to a large platter and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Strain the cooking liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Place 1 cup of the liquid back into the slow cooker, saving the onions too if you’d like.
  4. Using two forks, shred the meat. Return the meat to the slow cooker and toss with the cooking liquid.

Source: The Whole 30 Fast & Easy , Melissa Hartwig

Aubrey Schultz

Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Read below for details about her training program for the Portsmouth Half Marathon in 2018.  Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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