Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paleo Pulled Pork 3 Ways

This is one of those recipes you will love because it's a 3-in-1.  That's right, one recipe made three ways.  Pulled pork is a favorite in my household but sometimes, even for us, the leftovers get a little boring.  That's why I invented 2 additional ways to prepare the leftover pork so that you and  your family feel like they are eating 3 completely different meals.  The menu goes something like this:  traditional pulled pork and sweet potatoes the first night, Asian pork and slaw the second night, and Mexican pork tacos the third night.  To. Die. For.  That is all.

Make a batch of serve yourself paleo pulled pork tacos!  My favorite!
Traditional Paleo Pulled Pork

5-7lb boneless pork shoulder or Boston butt roast
2tsp cumin
2tsp garlic powder
2tsp onion powder
2tsp red pepper flakes
2tsp paprika
2tsp black pepper
1tbs salt
1 onion, chopped
2tbs butter
2c beef broth or water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix all spices.  Using your hands, generously coat the roast on all sides with the spice mix.  Place in a large bean pot or dutch oven.  Pour in beef broth or water.  Top with onions and pats of butter.
2. Cover and cook until meat shreds easily with a fork (about 4-5 hours).
3. Serve hot with Crazy Sweet Potatoes
**Alternatively use a crock pot.  Place all ingredients in the pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours.  In the crock pot the juices will not condense  you you may want to do this on your own (pour them out and boil them until they are thick and rich).

Leftover Meal #1: Asian Pork & Slaw

A quick delicious way to spice up leftover shredded pork, chicken or beef!
1/3c cilantro
2tsp sesame oil
1tbs soy sauce (gluten free or tamari)
1tbs apple cider vineger
1/2tsp red pepper flakes
1 package broccoli slaw
1tbs sesame oil
1/4c apple cider vineger
2c leftover pulled pork, heated

1. In a large saute pan, heat up 1tbs sesame oil.  Add slaw and apple cider vineger, stir, and cook until crisp tender (about 5-7 minutes).  Remove from heat.
2. Meanwhile, in a food proccessor, pulse the first 5 ingredients until smooth.  Pour over warmed pork and mix well.
3. Top pork over slaw and serve.  This is SO DELICIOUS!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Leftover Meal #2: Paleo Pulled Pork Tacos

2c leftover pulled pork
1/2c salsa
1 chopotle chile in adobo sauce, seeds scraped out, minced
2tsp adobo sauce
1/3c chopped cilantro
1/2c chopped cherry tomatoes

Paleo Tortilla Ingredients:
1/3c water
2 large eggs
1tsp lime juice
2tbs coconut flour
1/4tsp baking powder
1/2tsp cumin
1/4tsp chili powder
3tbs extra virgin olive oil

1. In a medium size bowl,  beat water, eggs, and lime.  In another medium size bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Very slowly, add the wet mixture to the dry, stirring well after each addition (this keeps the coconut flour from clumping).  Once everything is fully mixed in, let sit a few minutes to let the coconut flour expand and thicken.
2. Meanwhile, heat a small saucepan over medium high heat.  Add your leftover pork, chipotle, sauce and salsa and stir well.  Heat and stir until hot and mixed well.
3. To make your tortillas:  Heat a skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Add oil.  When hot, add about 1/4c batter to the pan.  Cook until bubbling on top (similar to how you would cook a pancake).  Flip when golden brown (about 1-2 minutes).  Cook on the other side another 1-3 minutes.  Repeat with remaining better.
4. To assemble tacos, place some chipotle pork on the tortilla, top with cilantro and chopped tomatoes and eat immediately (the tortillas can get soggy if you let them sit).  Enjoy!!!


  1. Thanks for this great recipe! I made the pork and broccoli slaw tonight for dinner, and it was amazing!

  2. Oh I'm so glad you tried it!! Thanks for the feedback!

  3. I made the first recipe yesterday. It was delicious! I added a little raw apple cider vinegar & a bit of fat from a smoked brisket to add some smoke flavor. I also cooked in my crock pot on low for 8 hours. Amazing! We ate it with cooked carrots and a salad. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe and alterations! So glad you enjoyed it.

  5. This has become one of my go-to recipes, especially when I'm having company. Everybody raves about it. It is absolutely delicious over a sweet potato. I like it so much, I haven't even tried the other variations yet.

  6. Thanks for commenting! I love hearing how others use & enjoy my recipes :)