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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork

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Nothing says summer like Pineapple Pulled Pork! This  easy slow cooker version is making my mouth water.

Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s post comes from Katie of Girl Meets Nourishment, whom I’ve invited to be a regular contributor this spring. I can’t wait to try it with our favorite paleo tortillasThank you, Katie! 

Did you know . . .

That you can make some stellar pulled pork right in your very own kitchen with little to no effort? My recipe for Pineapple Pulled Pork is easily made in slow-cooker and has won many taste-buds over. What you get is a juicy sweet-and-savory dish that is the main attraction of any meal!

I made mine carnitas-style, with my favorite avocado-mango chutney and sour cream cabbage but it is just as delicious topped with homemade BBQ sauce. This dish is so versatile, you can make it sandwich style or even place it on top of a salad, baked potato, or pizza. My recipe also has a sweet hint of pineapple, which adds a whole new level of flavor.

There isn’t too much to say about pulled pork, besides that it is good eatin’! Let’s jump right into the recipe…

Nothing says summer like Pineapple Pulled Pork! This  easy slow cooker version is making my mouth water.

Pineapple Pulled Pork


    Special Equipment

    Slow cooker (find them here)


    1. In a slow-cooker, placed diced onions on the bottom and then place the pork shoulder on top. Pour in the pineapple juice and water.

    2. In a small bowl, mix together the diced garlic, mustard, ketchup, cumin, paprika, and vinegar. Once combined, slather on top of the pork shoulder. Place slow-cooker on high, cook for 5 hours (or on low, 7 hours).

    3. With one hour remaining on cook time, pull out the pork shoulder and shred with two forks on a cutting board. Add back into the crock-pot with the diced pineapple chunks and mix together in the juices.

    4. Serve with your favorite toppings!

    About Katie

    AboutKatiesideHello, my name is Katie and I am on a real food and unprocessed living journey. I share my journey on my blog, Girl Meets Nourishment.

    I am getting back to the basics preparing food the old-fashioned way and discovering new ideas for a healthy life. This veteran vegetarian of nine years now proudly eat lots of butter, takes cod liver oil, drinks kombucha, and all that is nourishing. This journey has opened me up to a new world filled with the wisdom of generations before me. I want to try these out-of-the-ordinary old-fashioned recipes and make them into my modern nourishment – making real food from real things in real time and making our home as unprocessed as possible. Come visit me and Girl Meets Nourishment on my BlogFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeInstagram, and Google+!

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    24 Responses to Slow-Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork

    1. Jennifer Ellman Closs via FB


      MMMMmmm sounds yummy!

    2. Dana Doan Stein via FB


      Yummy. Jonathan Stein we need to try this.

    3. Koa Wainman via FB


      Theresa Easter

    4. Dawn Guerrette via FB


      Thanks! I’m going to try this soon :)

    5. Georgina Pappas via FB


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    6. Theresa Easter via FB



    7. […] arrive today and I’d planned on a  strict regimen of grilled meats all weekend. However this recipe might change my […]

    8. Steph says:

      Thank you so much for including my tortilla recipe!

    9. Paula Riordan


      Could you tell me what you used in your avacado salsa?

    10. Annette


      Hi there. This looks great and I am really inspired to make it. I had never heard of pulled pork (or any other pulled meat) till my very good friend form the US moved back here and stayed with us for a few weeks until they were sorted. What I would like to know is… (a) Do I leave the rind on the pork or remove it before cooking? (b) What would you normally serve it with (ie, what ‘toppings’) or how would it be eaten? We have just put our 2 porkers in the freezer and need lots of pork recipes…

      • Hi Annette,
        I would recommend removing the rind before cooking, and the topping are really up to your wildest imagination! I personally believe that homemade BBQ, Avocado Mango Chutney, and Red Cabbage Slaw are amazing with it. But you can honestly top it any way you like, with cheese, tomato, lettuce – or even just plain!
        Katie @ Girl Meets Nourishment

    11. Anne Klein


      Looks fantastic! Have you tried this with chicken yet?

    12. Tanya


      This looks delish! But I can’t do nightshades…any suggestions for a ketchup substitute? Thanks!!

    13. Hi Tanya,

      That is an excellent question – since tomatoes are out of the question, you could easily omit the ketchup and add in extra pineapple juice.
      Hope this helps!

    14. Lauren


      Hay lovies – I made this a couple days ago and ended up with pork stew. SO much liquid formed during cooking, I seriously don’t understand where it came from. Started out with the pork covered with paste on the bed of onions and a quarter inch of juice and water in the bottom of the crock. I woke up to the pork completely submerged in liquid. When I added the pineapple chunks I left the lid off hoping some would evaporate out, but not much. Any suggestions or ideas what I did wrong?

    15. Kirsten


      Trying this today! It’s in the slow cooker now. I left out the cumin and paprika because I’m AIP and just starting to reintroduce things. I’m using this as my mustard reintroduction. I have mustard with only mustard seed, vinegar, salt, and turmeric as the ingredients. I also used carrot ketchup instead of tomato ketchup. Can’t wait to try it!

    16. Teresa


      The taste is FABULOUS! I will make this again (and probably again!). However, just a heads up, don’t over-cook or you may end up with mush. lol

    17. Caroline


      What sort of mustard do you use? Surely not mustard powder? Preparing now so would love an answer ASAP. Thanks.

    18. Andrea


      This, by far, is the best pulled pork I have ever eaten! Thanks for the recipe :-) :-) :-)

    19. Becky


      I made this once and it was absolutely delicious! I multiple the recipe by 5 and it barely fit in the slow cooker. This time I’m only quadrupling the batch. Ha. It’s so easy and delicious!!! Thank you so much! This is definitely a keeper!

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