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Easy pulled pork in a tray and garnished with parsley, limes, and radishes

Easy Pulled Pork with Cumin & Coriander

  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Braised
  • Cuisine: Southwestern
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Dinner doesn’t get much simpler than this! Easy pulled pork is a go-to for feeding a crowd or meal prep in my home. This version made with cumin, coriander, and a squeeze of bright lime juice is perfect for tacos or burrito bowls.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 4lb pork shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions

Dutch Oven Instructions:

  1. Adjust oven rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat to 300 degrees F. Combine salt, chipotle powder, cumin, and coriander in a small bowl and mix until homogeneous.
  2. Cut the pork shoulder into 3-4 equal-sized pieces. Season the pork with the spice mixture, being sure to coat all sides of each piece.
  3. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, until shimmering but not smoking. Add the pork and cook, turning every 2-3 minutes, until browned on each side. Once each side is browned, remove from the Dutch oven.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup water into the Dutch oven and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Arrange the pork in a single layer in the Dutch oven, cover, and transfer to the oven. Braise for 3-4 hours, until the meat easily pulls with a fork.
  5. Remove from the oven and pour the lime juice over the pork. Let cool, then shred using two forks.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Cut the pork shoulder into 3-4 equal-sized pieces. Season the pork with the spice mixture, being sure to coat all sides of each piece.
  2. [OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED]: Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or deep skillet over medium-high heat, until shimmering but not smoking. Add the pork and cook, turning every 2-3 minutes, until browned on each side. Once each side is browned, remove from the pan.
  3. Place the browned pork in the slow cooker and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, until the meat easily pulls with a fork.
  4. Pour the lime juice over the pork and shred. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week.

Keywords: pulled pork, paleo, whole30, gluten free

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