Orange Spice Pulled Pork

Orange Spice Pulled Pork

You’ll need a 7-quart (or so) slow cooker – and some time – for this delicious recipe, but the results are oh so worth it. The pork shoulder will fall apart easily, cooked in a fragrant sauce that’s lit up with the flavors of orange and spices.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 pork shoulder 6-8 pounds
  • 1 large Vidalia onion chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 oranges zest & juice
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Trim the excess fat from the pork, and place it in the slow cooker.
  • Combine the garlic, mustard, paprika, ginger, salt, pepper flakes, and honey in a bowl, and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Stir in the orange juice and zest, and water. Use a whisk to blend all the ingredients of the sauce.
  • Add the chopped sweet onions, and pour the mixture over the pork shoulder, aiming to cover it evenly.
  • Cover the slow cooker with the lid.
  • Cook on a high setting for about six hours. Overnight, you can cook it on a low setting for about 10 hours. Turn it three or four times
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker; it should shred easily with two forks.
  • If there’s too much liquid, you can reduce it through heating, or simply discard excess to leave about 2 cups.
  • Add the shredded meat back into the 2 cups of liquid and stir together.
Keyword Oranges
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