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Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

I’m doing the food for a food and wine tasting event this week and we decided the theme this month is spring salads. I gave my wine store friend a selection of salads to choose from and one of the salads he chose was my BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad. Good choice! That salad is hearty, full of flavor, beautiful to look at and of course it’s scrumptious. Just gaze at the loveliness:

BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #barbecue #pork #dinner #salad #recipe

I mean, how can you resist THAT?!? … it’s SO inviting! … (well okay, if you’re not a salad person, just put this yummy meat on a bun and have at it! I won’t judge, promise.)

But hey, for the event, I wanted some really good tasting pork (and beans, of course), so I spent my Sunday making up some delicious BBQ fixin’s for our Southern-style BBQ salad.

To make this pork, I cruised around the interwebs, looking at what people do to make pulled pork sandwiches tasty and I settled on making a rub, then cooking in the slow cooker on a bed of onions and garlic, with some white wine (Pinot Grigio) for moisture.

The pork turned out so scrumptious, not spicy at all, but very flavorful. (If you want it spicy, use a spicy BBQ sauce.) I am still hoping to get my son to eat it too, so I used Famous Dave’s Rich & Sassy BBQ sauce. That sauce always seems to be a winner for both my kids. Personally I would choose Devil’s Spit (a hell’s fire hot one!) or make a sauce of my own. My gosh it’s been a loooong time since I made my own spicy BBQ sauce, thanks to my kids who just love Famous Dave’s. The things you give up for your picky-eating younglings.

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: LOTS!

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine


    For the rub:
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the pork:
  • 1 4 - 5 lb. pork shoulder roast (bone in)
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 - 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (optional)


  1. Mix together the rub ingredients in a small bowl. Pat the roast dry with a clean kitchen towel, then rub the mixture all over the pork roast.
  2. Put the onion and garlic in the bottom of your crockpot and pour in the wine. Place the pork roast on top, fatty side up. Set the slow cooker on high setting (6 hours), cover and let cook for 6 hours. Unplug the slow cooker and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour to let the juices soak back into the meat.
  3. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and cut away the fat and bone. Shred the meat with two forks. Strain the onion and garlic out of the juices in the slow cooker and add them to the meat if you like. And then, if you wish, mix the barbecue sauce in.


If you need this recipe gluten free, use a gluten free BBQ sauce.

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Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

This recipe was shared at Full Plate Thursday and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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2 Responses

  1. This slow cooker pulled pork looks really yumm love it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

    April 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  2. Love this recipe! Gorgeous spices and I always enjoy cooking with wine. Pinned to try soon. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    April 21, 2016 at 2:51 am