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Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Pork

This versatile Italian Pulled Pork is a delicious addition to any meal from pasta to sandwiches.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pulled pork recipe, slow cooked pork, slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 541kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen


  • 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil separated
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 28 oz crushed canned tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup wine red or white whatever your prefer
  • 2 good handfuls fresh basil torn
  • 1 good handful fresh parsley chopped
  • extra salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Sandwich:
  • Italian bread
  • mozzarella cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Dilute the tomato paste in the wine. Increase the heat, stir in the diluted tomato paste and continue to cook until the volume of the liquid is reduced by one-third.
  • Add the pork to the slow cooker (whole with the netting removed)
  • Once the diluted wine has reduced, add the tomatoes, basil, and parsley to the wine mixture. Season with salt and black pepper and stir well.
  • Bring to the boil, then cover the pork with the sauce by ladling it into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the pork to a cutting board and using two forks pull the pork apart.
  • To make the sandwich.
  • Pile Italian bread high with the pulled pork. Cover with a little of the sauce and then with shredded mozzarella cheese
  • and place under the broiler until the cheese has melted.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 712mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2.9mg