Tender, juicy pulled pork with with the tangy flavors of cranberry, orange, and rosemary.
To make Cranberry Pulled Pork you will need:
- pork loin
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- cranberry sauce
- orange juice
- fresh rosemary
- slow cooker
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The flavor of this pulled pork comes from a blend of cranberry sauce and orange juice. Simmer it together until it is just dissolved.
Trim any excess fat from the pork and sprinkle it with salt & pepper. Place it in your slow cooker.
You may need to cut your pork loin in half to get it to fit in there.
Set aside a cup of the cranberry sauce mixture. Pour the remaining of the sauce over the pork.
Fresh rosemary gives this a beautiful punch of flavor. You can use fresh or dry (see the recipe card below.)
Add the rosemary to the slow cooker. Place the lid on and turn the slow cooker on low.
Cook the pork on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until the pork is tender. Once it is done, shred the pork with forks.
Cranberry Pulled Pork | Slow Cooker Recipe
- 2 lb pork loin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 c cranberry sauce
- 1 c orange juice
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or 1 Tb dry rosemary
- To begin, combine the cranberry sauce and orange juice in a saucepan.
- Warm over medium heat, just until the cranberry sauce is melted into the juice. Removed from heat.
- Trim any excess fat from the pork loin.
- Place the pork in your slow cooker. Cut the loin in half if you need to for it to fit.
- Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
- Set aside 1 cup of the cranberry sauce mixture.
- Pour the remaining cranberry sauce mixture over the pork.
- Add in the rosemary.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until the pork is tender.
- Discard the rosemary stems.
- Shred the pork with two forks.
- Warm the reserved sauce and serve it with the pork for dipping if you like.
Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.
Note: I no longer eat pork, however I am leaving recipes like this one up for those who enjoy it. Many pork recipes can be easily converted to turkey or chicken recipes, with little or even no other changes. Recipes with bacon or sausage can use alternatives like beef or turkey bacon. Article: Why I Quit Eating Pork