Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Citrus Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork | 2-Ways

Who doesn't love pulled pork!? While I love a good barbecue sauce now and then, my favorite way to prepare pulled pork is by slow cooking it in citrus juices. Tangy, refreshing, comforting...a few words that come to mind when eating this juicy stuff! 

I'm not going to talk too-too much before getting to the recipe but I do want to remind you to really try and seek out local, pastured pork products, whenever possible! Investing in higher-quality meats makes all the difference, not only in taste, but also in the nutrient-density of your meals. If you are consuming nutrient-deficient food, your body will never be truly satisfied, not at the cellular level where it is so incredibly important. 

I suggest going straight to the farm, purchasing a larger piece of meat, or even an entire (or half) of an animal (and freezing it) - this will ensure the nutrient quality of your food while saving you money! Remember, if you seek out organic meats at a store that doesnt typically carry organic options, you will end up paying a pretty penny more. Cut out the middle man and support your local farmers whenever you can! To locate farms near you, I recommend visiting and using their interactive map! 

Okay, back to the recipe -

Another great thing about pulled pork is the number of different ways you can enjoy it! So, below, I provide you with my recipe for cooking the pork, but from there, you can really take it in a number of different directions. Some of our favorite citrus pulled pork meals are sandwiches on Ezekiel sprouted grain rolls (pictured above), as a salad over some kale and chopped apples or as the main event on a taco bar (pictured below)! 

However you choose, do enjoy!

  • Ingredients 
3 1/2 lb Pastured Pork Butt
1/4 Cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1/2 Grapefruit, juiced
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Lime, juiced
High-Quality Salt
Ground Black Pepper

  • Instructions
  • Rub entire pork with salt and pepper, place in slow cooker
  • Pour the Liquid Aminos, Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice and Lime Juice over the Pork
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours
  • Shred with a fork and enjoy!

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