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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

1 tablespoon olive oil                                                    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 (3 1/2 – 4 pound) boneless pork loin                      1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup chopped sweet onions, like Vidalia                  1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 cup cider vinegar                                                        1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup ketchup                                                             1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup dark molasses                                                   Sandwich buns

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed


Place olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add pork loin and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes.  Transfer to slow cooker.

Pour off remaining olive oil from pan.  Add onions and saute’, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.  Add vinegar, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, and pepper.  Stir to mix well.  Increase heat to medium-high.  Bring mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Pour vinegar mixture over pork loin in slow cooker.

Cook pork on low for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours, until pork is fork-tender.

Transfer pork to cutting board and shred.  Return shredded pork to sauce and stir to combine. 

Serve on sandwich buns.  (Or, you can keep pork warm in cooker on low to serve later.)

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Vickie Stanley
BSAM Secretary/Treasurer