This Honey Garlic Pulled Pork is made in the slow cooker for a tender, juicy and delicious dish with an amazing depth of flavor. It’s AIP and paleo, and the marinade takes just 10 minutes to put together!
When I asked you all on Instagram what Fall recipes you wanted to see, so many of you asked for slow cooker recipes! I’m so glad because the slow cooker meals are some of my favourite back to school recipes. It’s so satisfying to throw things into a slow cooker in the morning and come home to/ log off Zoom to a house smelling divine, and a meal ready to go. There’s a reason slow cookers got the name, “set it and forget it” appliances!
In this Honey Garlic Pulled Pork, pork tenderloin is cooked in a delicious blend of honey, garlic, herbs and sauces. I’ve tried to keep the sugar content on the lower side, so this dish isn’t super sweet but definitely offers both sweet and tangy notes.
Here’s what you’ll need for this Pulled Pork:
- 1 pork tenderloin – approximately 1 – 1.5 pounds in weight
- honey – raw, sustainably-sourced if possible
- garlic – together with honey, this is the predominant flavour. You’ll want at least 5 cloves.
- coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar + apple cider vinegar
- dried thyme and sea salt
- extra virgin olive oil
To make this dish, begin by making your marinade. In a small saucepan, add olive oil and heat on medium heat. Sauté crushed/minced garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Next, add honey, coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, salt and thyme. Bring to low boil and then remove from heat. Generously salt your pork tenderloin and place into the slow cooker. Top the tenderloin with sliced onions and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred using two forks and garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired.
Honey Garlic Pulled Pork FAQs
Can I make this dish in an Instant Pot?
Yes! You can use the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot, though the results may be slightly drier than using a Crock-pot.
Can I replace the honey in this recipe?
I haven’t tried myself, but you maple syrup might work as a substitute for honey in this dish.
What can I eat this with?
I love pulled pork with a salad made with bitter greens. The bitter and spicy notes of greens like arugula complement the flavor of the pork so well. Try my Mango, Arugula and Avocado salad. Cucumber is also a great pairing with pulled pork. Try this Herbed Cauliflower Salad with cucumbers or my Cucumber Salad.
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