Why I love this Soy Free Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
This soy-free slow cooker pulled pork recipe reminds me of summer nights with family and friends! It brings a sense of nostalgia of outdoor eating and special times enjoying the ease and beauty of the Spring and Summer nights.
The best part of is you get all the taste of barbecues and outdoor eating, without all the mess. I modified a traditional pulled pork recipe to fit my Mindful Elimination Program, so it is soy and gluten free and super simple.
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The main reason why I love this recipe is because you can make this in a slow cooker! Slow cookers are a lifesaver for me as busy mom and a business owner. I recommend to all my wellness counseling clients to use slow cooker recipes to help ease the burden of finding time to feed your family delicious, healthy, anti-inflammatory food.
This soy-free slow cooker pulled pork recipe can be served in a many ways, so you can change it up each time you make it! I also love to change up the way that eat it when I have the leftovers for lunch!
Here are some of my favorite variations:
- I love making into a bowl on top of cauliflower rice, with grilled veggies, salsa, and avocado.
- Use grain-free tortillas to make soy-free slower pork tacos
- Make a summer inspired salad and add some of your favorite beans, and dairy-free, soy-free salad dressing
- Serve BBQ style with sugar-free, soy-free BBQ sauce, a side of veggies, and a potato
I cook this soy-free slow cooker pulled pork often because my son is a picky eater. Kids enjoy trying proteins when they are pulled-style. Even he eats this one up!
Why This Soy-Free Pulled Pork is a Part of my Mindful Eating Plan
Lean pork is incredibly high in protein, about 26% by weight, making it perfect brain and muscle food! Pork also contains all nine essential amino acids necessary for body growth and maintenance, as well as a lot of vitamins such as thiamine, zinc, and vitamin B-12.
Another great thing about pork is it is often cured as opposed to processed, meaning it contains less chemicals. This recipe is soy-free. Soy is one of the most common dietary allergens.
It can cause problems in gut and can also contribute to asthma, eczema, and acne. In my Mindful Elimination Program, we learn more about soy and how it disrupts your hormonal balance.
What Makes this Pulled Pork Recipe Soy Free?
I do not use soy sauce or Worcestershire, instead I let the natural juices of the pork combine with the spices and chicken broth to make an utterly delicious noninflammatory meal!
I also only use spices that I know exactly what is in them. Surprises in your food is never a good thing! So, I try to use ingredients with as few additives in them as possible!
Tips for Cooking this Soy-Free Pulled Pork
Patience, Patience, Patience!!! You do not want to rush this recipe and run the risk of your pork being undercooked or too tough.
The idea of pulled pork is to have it fall apart to the touch and soak up all the delicious goodness we put on it! That is why we slow cook it.
It makes it so much easier. Low and slow is always the best choice for cooking meat.
Use your thermometer! No one wants to risk undercooked pork, when you think it is done just grab your thermometer and check!
Pork needs to reach about 195 Fahrenheit internally to be properly cooked and “pulled”.
Do not overthink it! There is no need to add a whole bunch of fancy sauces or ingredients to this recipe.
Just a handful of delicious spices and your pulled pork will practically create its own sauce. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
Soy-Free Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 2.5 lb pork butt
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tbsp Chili powder
- 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Place all the seasonings in a small bowl and mix well to make the spice rub.
- Massage the spice rub all over the meat. You may have some left over if you have a smaller cut of meat.
- Place the pork into the slow cooker and pour the chicken broth in.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove the pork from the crock pot and place it on a cutting board.
- Shred with two forks or tongs and serve. You can spoon some of the juices from the slow cooker on to the pork for serving.
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