This week has been a busy one- filled with work, sports, school open house and haircuts. A week like this calls for one of my family’s favorite meals! I love this dish because:
It is juicy and so flavorful with a little sweet with a little heat.
It is easy to prepare.
It practically cooks itself.
Something the whole family can customize the way they want.
There is always plenty for leftovers.
This, busy readers, is a dish that checks all of the boxes- Sweet and Spiced Crock Pot Shredded Pork. Thank you, Meaningful Eats, for providing the inspiration. I have adjusted this recipe to make it sugar-free and safe for all of us following the SCD diet.
Building the Sweet and Spiced Flavor
There are two ways we layer flavor into our shredded protein.
A dry rub with unique spices including cumin, cinnamon and chili powder.
The sweet and the heat: honey, coconut aminos (optional if strictly following SCD), garlic and Tabasco sauce.
The Simple Steps to Shredded Yumminess
Step 1: Rub spice blend onto pork.
Step 2: Sear pork.
Step 3: Place pork and flavor packed ingredients into crock pot.
Step 4: Shred pork and serve.
Now Customize Your Crock Pot Sweet and Spiced Shredded Pork
Custom-ability is one of the best parts about this dish! The flavor of the meat goes well with a variety of toppings in many different ways. This is good news for leftovers- you won’t feel like you’re eating the same exact meal twice. Try them in these ways:
Inside grain-free or gluten-free tortillas topped with pickled or raw red onion, feta and cilantro.
BBQ-style topped with Dijon mustard, spicy pickles and alongside creamy coleslaw and Sauteed Green Beans.
Piled on top of lettuce or spinach with avocado, peppers, onions and salsa.
Ten minutes of prep, just a few ingredients and a crock pot are all you need for this super flavorful shredded pork! This dish is so versatile and customizable- great for leftovers and one everyone in the family will love.
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