Thursday, January 22

Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder

Wintertime is the perfect time to pull out your slow-cooker. Making a warm and satisfying meal for your family  the easy way. This satisfying pork shoulder is perfect for your busy schedule. Just toss in the ingredients, let your slow cooker do the work, and dinner is served! This could very well become your new go-to pork shoulder slow-cooker recipe, thanks to the sweet and tangy soy and vinegar flavor. Pull the pork, and serve it Southern-sandwich-style, between two buns and topped with sauce and slaw!

Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Serve this simple-to-fix pork recipe with buns and slaw, 
fill a quesadilla, or spoon over hot cooked cheese grits or toasted cornbread.
Serves 6 to 8
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  • 1 (4-lb.) bone-in Pork Shoulder, preferably Boston Butt
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 12 Garlic Cloves, smashed or finely chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 3/4 cups firmly-packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Sprinkle all sides of pork roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer pork to a 6-qt. slow cooker, and add garlic, bay leaves, and onion. Whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar until sugar dissolves; pour mixture over pork. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours.
  • Transfer pork to a serving platter, and cover with foil to keep warm. Pour cooking liquid through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan, discarding solids. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil 8 minutes.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup cooking liquid into a small bowl, and whisk in flour and lemon juice until smooth. Return flour mixture to pan, and boil, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon thickened sauce into a bowl or squeeze bottle. Serve sauce over pork.


  1. Coming over...NOW! Looks so good and love how simple it is. Thanks for sharing!

  2. From TWB. This looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  3. This looks great! I found it on the Retro Re-Pin Party. Pinned!

    1. Thanks Beverly. It will be setting on our Superbowl table, self-serve of course!