Alex’s 11 Hour Spiced Pulled Pork

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This spiced, slow cooked pork is the perfect base for tacos, burrito bowls, stuffed peppers or barbecue. You can easily feed a crowd or have leftovers to craft delicious, nutritious meals all week. 



Spice Rub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (55 grams)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 23 lb center cut pork loin or shoulder, cut into 2 to 3 equal pieces
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 34 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 1 cup of chicken stock (1/2 cup red wine, 1T balsamic vinegar, remaining stock to reach 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Make the spice rub by mixing all of the rub ingredients together in a small bowl using a fork or whisk.


Keywords: pork, pulled pork, barbecue, tacos, slow cooker, crockpot, instantpot