Slow Roasted Pulled Pork is cooked in a sweet and tangy Paleo/Whole 30 BBQ Sauce until it falls apart. Topped with a hearty and delicious Kale & Broccoli Coleslaw, this is the best pulled pork sandwich you’ll ever have!
I’ve been convicted lately to stop using white sugar, which means I can’t use brown sugar either. I’m easing myself in to this lifestyle, not going cold turkey. White sugar is bad for you for many many reasons, but instead of doing all of the research to tell you guys why, you should just go read this article from Kitchen Stewardship. She did all the leg work already, so I’ll just send you over there.
If you didn’t already know, brown sugar is just white sugar mixed with molasses. It’s delicious and it is used a lot in sauces. So, if I’m not using white sugar in my cooking, what do I use to replace the brown sugar? Well, there’s the molasses part of brown sugar, which is totally natural and not bad for you. Then there are other natural, unprocessed sweeteners like maple syrup and raw honey. To make this Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with Paleo BBQ sauce, I decided to use both blackstrap molasses and real maple syrup. Bonus: it’s also Whole 30 approved!
I’m not sure there’s a person alive who would want to eat a pulled pork sandwich without coleslaw on it. I mean, if do you’re eating it wrong. I whipped up my Kale & Broccoli Coleslaw to go with this Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, and it was absolutely perfect.
We used sturdy rolls from our grocery store bakery instead of hamburger buns. I prefer the rolls for really hearty sandwiches like this because there is enough bread to soak up all the sauce and juices from the pulled pork. They hold up better than hamburger buns which are soft and flimsy and, in my opinion, just not right for a lot of fillings.
You could make this pulled pork in the slow cooker if you really wanted to (I’ll put alternate instructions for that at the bottom of the recipe), but you really should just wait until a Saturday or Sunday when you will be home anyway and let this pork slow roast in the oven. I’m a super supporter of slow cookers. They are heroes on the right day, but some recipes just cannot be duplicated outside of the oven, and I think this is one of them. You will miss out on the roasted, bubbly quality that low oven cooking gives you. I promise, it’s worth it.
Get the recipe for my Kale & Broccoli Coleslaw HERE.
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