Spicy Apple Pulled Pork

Made this for Easter dinner and it was nummy! I love pulled pork because its easy and good and you can make enough for 8 people with a crockpot. Love that.

I used a rub I whipped together for our chickens when we smoke them – turns out, it’s just as good on pulled pork.




Feeds at least 6-8 adults.

  • Crock Pot
  • 2 pkgs of pork tenderloin (you get the two packs from costco – this was the only pork I had in my fridge, so used it. This will work on your normal pulled pork cuts)
  • 2 white onions, sliced thin
  • 2 granny smith apples, sliced thin
  • 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (note, I think you’d be just fine using all stewed or all sauce – your call. I loved the consistency of this combo)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic

RUB: On the rub, don’t be shy. Use it at least half of it, save whatever you don’t use in an air tight container.

  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground red pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt

How to:

  1. Take the rub and rub a dub dub on your pork. Don’t be shy! Really rub it.
  2. Take a layer of sliced onions, 2 cloves garlic, and apple and place on bottom of Crock Pot.
  3. Take some rubbed meat, place on top of goodies.
  4. Take another layer of onions, apple and garlic, place more meat on top of it.
  5. Pour tomato goodness all over, make sure all is well covered.
  6. Cook on ‘high’ setting for four hours.
  7. When the ‘high’ cook is done, switch meat around – place stuff on bottom on top, mix well, make sure sauce covers.
  8. Place on ‘low’ heat setting for 6-8 hours*.
  9. Enjoy!

*Note: I think this would be just fine on low for 8-10 hours. Just make sure, at least once, you switch the layered meat around just to make sure all gets evenly cooked.


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