Zesty Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Simple Slaw

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by | Updated: September 26th, 2017

Perfect for your next get-together, this recipe starts with a slow-cooked pork loin seasoned with a tasty rub made from savory garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, and zippy lemon pepper and ginger.

Top this epic combination of flavor with crisp coleslaw made from fresh, healthy ingredients. Spoon it right onto your plate or stuff it inside your preferred bun for a satisfying sandwich.

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2-1/2 lb. boneless pork loin roast
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. Frontier® Garlic Granules or garlic powder
1 tsp. Frontier® Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Frontier® Crushed Red Chili Peppers
1/2 tsp. Frontier® Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend
1/4 tsp. Frontier® Ground Ginger Root
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Choice of BBQ sauce (optional)

2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup grated carrot
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. Frontier® Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Frontier® Black Pepper


  1. Pat pork dry and place in 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and spices. Rub mixture over top and sides of pork. Drizzle vinegar over top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until pork shreds easily with fork. (Optional: Preheat oven broiler. Toss shredded pork with 1 cup BBQ sauce and spread onto baking sheet. Broil 6 inches away from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes until slightly crispy.
  4. To make the slaw, mix cabbage and carrots in large bowl. Set aside.
  5. In small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and whisk vigorously to emulsify. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Spoon over shredded pork.

Want to learn more about using this cooking method? Check out our slow cooker tips for healthy & hearty meals.