Super Easy Slow Cooker Keto Pulled Pork

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Get ready for a hassle-free keto feast! Our Slow Cooker Keto Pulled Pork recipe is all about simplicity and flavor. Toss in seasoned pork shoulder, let it slow-cook to perfection, and enjoy tender, smoky goodness without the carb overload. It’s keto-friendly comfort food made easy—bite after savory bite!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Effortless Preparation: Minimal hands-on time; simply season the pork and let the slow cooker do the work.
  • Keto-Friendly Delight: Enjoy rich, smoky flavors slow cooker pulled pork without compromising your keto goals.
  • Versatile Bulk Cooking: Prepare a sizable batch of keto pulled pork for meals all week long.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Shoulder (Pork Butt): Tender, flavorful cut ideal for slow cooking.
  • Onion Powder: Sweet, savory flavor without the texture of fresh onions.
  • Garlic Powder: Convenient seasoning with a pungent, slightly sweet taste.
  • Dried Rosemary: Fragrant herb-enhancing meat and stews.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds smoky, sweet essence to dishes.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Fiery spice with intense heat and vibrant color.
  • Ground Fennel Seeds: Anise-like flavor for subtle sweetness and warmth.
  • Cocoa Powder: Bittersweet chocolate flavor for savory dishes.
  • Sea Salt: Unrefined salt to enhance natural flavors.
  • Black Pepper: Pungent spice adding depth and heat to dishes.
  • Organic Sugar-Free Chicken Broth: Rich base for soups, stews, and braises without added sugars.
  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves: Crisp, refreshing low-carb alternative for wraps.

How To Make Easy Keto Pulled Pork?

Step One: Combine Spices

Combine all spices and the cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock.

Step Two: Add Chicken Broth And Slow Cook

Add the organic chicken broth to the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6.

Step Three: Pull Apart Pork

Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker crock. Allow the pulled pork to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor.  

Step Four: Serve

To serve, fill each lettuce leaf with some crunchy keto broccoli slaw and top with some pulled pork.

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Cooking Tips

  • Layered Flavors: For a slow cooker recipe, layering flavors is key. Start by browning meats or sautéing aromatics before transferring them to the slow cooker. This extra step enhances the depth of flavor in your dish.
  • Timing is Everything: Not all ingredients cook at the same rate in a slow cooker. Add delicate veggies like peas or herbs closer to the end of the cooking time to maintain their freshness and vibrant color. This ensures each element of your dish is perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor.
  • Pork Roast: You can also use leftover pork roast to make pulled pork from pork loin roast or pork shoulder roast.

Optional

  • Keto BBQ Sauce: Enhance the dish with a smoky, tangy flavor without adding extra carbs. Use this keto barbecue sauce as a finishing touch by mixing into the pork once cooked or serving it on the side for added taste.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a tangy depth and can tenderize the pork. Mix it with the chicken broth before cooking for best results.
  • Without Slow Cooker: You can make keto pulled pork in an Instant Pot by setting it to the ‘Meat/Stew’ function for about 90 minutes. This method will give you tender, flavorful pork quickly and easily.
  • Brown Sugar: Introduces a sweet depth that balances the smoky and spicy notes, ideally added in a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) to the spice mix before rubbing onto the pork, keeping keto goals in mind.
  • Liquid Smoke: Can be used as an optional ingredient in the keto pulled pork recipe to intensify the smoky flavor, complementing the smoked paprika. A few drops mixed into the spice rub or brushed onto the pork before cooking will imbue the meat with a rich, barbecue-like aroma without altering its keto-friendly profile.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: After your keto pulled pork has tantalized your taste buds, let it cool to room temperature, then store it in an airtight container or wrap it securely with aluminum foil.
  • Freezing: Label the container with a touch of planning and the freezing date, then freeze your keto pulled pork for up to 2-3 months. It’ll be your low-carb culinary hero when you defrost and savor.
  • Reheating: If your pulled pork has been in the deep freeze, thaw it in the refrigerator and then reheat in a skillet or microwave. Witness it returning to its succulent, flavorful glory, keto style!

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Brown Rice: Pair your keto pulled pork with wholesome brown rice for a hearty and fulfilling meal.
  • Cauliflower Rice: Complement your pulled pork with light and fluffy cauliflower rice, perfect for a low-carb option.
  • Coleslaw: Add a crunchy and refreshing touch to your pulled pork with a side of tangy coleslaw.
keto pulled pork

Super Easy Slow Cooker Keto Pulled Pork

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Tender, flavorful keto pulled pork cooked slowly in a blend of spices and seasonings, perfect for wrapping in crisp lettuce leaves.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar-free chicken broth
  • 8 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine all spices and the cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock.
  2. Add the organic chicken broth to the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6.
  3. Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker crock. Allow the pulled pork to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor.  
  4. To serve, fill each lettuce leaf with some crunchy keto broccoli slaw and top with some pulled pork.

Notes

  • Layered Flavors: For a slow cooker recipe, layering flavors is key. Start by browning meats or sautéing aromatics before transferring them to the slow cooker. This extra step enhances the depth of flavor in your dish.
  • Timing is Everything: Not all ingredients cook at the same rate in a slow cooker. Add delicate veggies like peas or herbs closer to the end of the cooking time to maintain their freshness and vibrant color. This ensures each element of your dish is perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor.
  • Pork Roast: You can also use leftover pork roast to make pulled pork from pork loin roast or pork shoulder roast.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 2146mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 56g

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