Pulled Pork with Sweet and Hard Cider


I love slow cooked pulled pork, and it's quite simple to make in a crockpot. Sometimes I make it with bottled barbeque sauce, but this recipe features a less sweet, tangier sauce based on apple cider. If you don't have hard cider on hand, use an additional 12 oz. of regular sweet cider instead. Get the recipe started in the morning and it will be ready in all its glory by the evening, though it's even better reheated on the next and subsequent days.

What you will need

1 1/2 cups sweet apple cider

1 1/2 cups hard apple cider

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons hot sauce

4 onions, peeled and sliced

4 pounds pork shoulder, preferably organic and trimmed of fat (I find it easier to remove the layer of fat once it's cooked before you shred it, but you can remove it before you add it to the crock pot, if you like)


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