This slow cooker zesty garlic pulled pork recipe is made with zesty limes and lots of garlic and is a delicious low carb and Paleo dish. Great for pulled pork tacos or sandwiches or can even be served as is with only 1.3g net carbs per serving.
I love pulled pork. I’ve made it a number of ways but with this zesty garlic pulled pork I’ve hit a real winner. My husband loved this and snuck off with all the leftovers in his lunch the next day. It’s so easy to make; just prepare it the night before and throw it in the slow cooker the next day. It goes perfectly with a good creamy coleslaw (which is why I made the Southwestern Coleslaw that I posted last week). My husband ate it as a pulled pork taco but I actually ate mine atop the coleslaw.
Ways to eat this slow cooker pulled pork recipe
Not only is this recipe easy, it’s very versatile. As I mentioned I ate it as is, but it also tastes great as pulled pork nachos, tacos, on a salad, in a burrito, as part of a rice bowl, you name it! And if you get sick of Tex Mex you can add it to your favorite marinara sauce for a very tasty ragu to top pasta or zucchini noodles (lower carb).
Garlic Pulled Pork Recipe
The night before you eat this dish, cut up some garlic slivers and make little holes with a knife into your pork shoulder. Stuff the garlic into the holes. Make a paste with the lime juice, zest and spices and rub all over the meat. Place in a ziplock bag over night.
The next day place in your slow cooker and cook all day on low. I bought my pork shoulder from Costcos. It was a huge piece of meat that I believe was about $22. We brought home and cut it up into 4 roasts so that’s about $5.50 a roast! You probably could prepare these and freeze them for future use. Just thaw them the night before in the refrigerator.
When the pork is done, it should fall apart You can eat it one of the ways I mentioned above but he meat has so much flavor on it’s own. This is definitely a keeper in our family. I can’t wait to make it again.
I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think about it. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
1 serving = 290cals / 12.2g fat / 40.7g protein = 1.3g carbs
Zesty Garlic Pulled Pork (low carb & Paleo)
This slow cooker zesty garlic pulled pork recipe is made with zesty limes and lots of garlic and is a delicious low carb and Paleo dish. Great for pulled pork tacos or sandwiches or can even be served as is with only 1.5g net carbs per serving.
- 3 lb pork shoulder
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 1 lime
- 5 cloves of garlic cut into slivers
The night before, cut small holes in the roast and stuff the garlic slivers into the holes.
In a little bowl, add your lime juice, lime zest and spices to make a paste.
Slather your roast with the paste making sure to get it all over.
Place in a ziplock over night in the refrigerator.
The next morning put your roast in your slow cook and cook on low all day. My slow cooker has an 8 hour setting so that is what I used.
When the roast is done, it should fall apart very easily with two forks.
Shred and use for tacos, nachos or on sandwich buns.
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