Slow Cooker Apple Pulled Pork

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This is a crowd-pleasing recipe for any time of year and is a bit of a healthier take on traditional pulled pork, which tends to be seasoned with a lot of salt. This recipe isn’t lacking in flavour and you can certainly add a bit more soy sauce or soy aminos if you prefer a saltier dish! Slow cooker meals are low fuss for a busy week and can help keep your house cool on hot summer days because you don’t have to use the oven!

This recipe is
– Celiac friendly
– Low sodium

Ideas for Serving

  • On slider buns with fresh coleslaw, sprouts or greens/toppings of choice
  • As pulled pork sandwich or wrap on whole grain bread, roll or pita of choice
  • Over rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables of choice

Slow Cooker Setting: Low
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: Low Setting for 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Equipment Needed

  • Large slow cooker with lid
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Garlic press (If you don’t want to mince by hand)
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Two forks


  • 1 large white onion (sliced thick)
  • 1kg pork tenderloin  
  • 1 large, red variety apple (chopped with skin on)
  • 1 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced or pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder 
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (pour over)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce or liquid soy aminos (pour over)
  • Juice from large slice of fresh lemon (squeeze over)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (drizzle over)


  1. Prepare ingredients as indicated in list above
  2. Arrange onion slices on bottom of slow cooker
  3. Place tenderloin segments on top of onion in one layer
  4. Place chopped apple, celery and garlic on top of the pork
  5. Add the cumin, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika and ground ginger
  6. Add the apple cider vinegar, soy aminos or soy sauce, lemon juice and olive oil
  7. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours
  8. Use two forks or pronged utensils to pull apart and serve

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