Juicy Grape Pulled Pork

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This pulled pork is extra juicy thanks to your slow cooker. We like to serve it with biscuits, fresh tomatoes, and lettuce.

Juicy Grape Pulled Pork
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
7 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 pound pork shoulder roast, trimmed of fat

  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper

  • 3 cup purple or red seedless grapes

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges (1 cup)

  • 1 cup water

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 8 biscuits or buns, split and toasted

  • Lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, and/or fresh thyme (optional)

Directions

  1. Coat pork with dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Place roast, grapes, onion, water, and vinegar in a 4-to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours.

  2. Remove roast to a cutting board and let rest. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions and grapes to a large bowl; cover to keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid; transfer to a medium saucepan. Whisk in tomato paste. Bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  3. Shred meat and add to the bowl with onion and grapes; stir to combine. Serve meat mixture on buns with sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and fresh thyme.

Tips

Cover and chill leftover pork mixture in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place a steamer basket in a Dutch oven. Add water to just below the basket; bring to boiling. Place pork mixture in the steamer basket. Cover and steam 10 minutes to heat through.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Potassium 891mg 19%
Folate, total 30.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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