Slow Roasted Pastured Pork Shoulder

by Amy on 07/01/2011


Slow Roasted Pastured Pork Shoulder
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A nutritious and simple dish, pastured pork shoulder is slow roasted in the crock pot (slow cooker) with simple spices. Shred the finished pork and serve with our Homemade Orange-Bourbon-Molasses BBQ Sauce- even better on Grain Free Honey Butter Muffins.

Slow Roasted Pastured Pork Shoulder

by Amy Love, Real Food Whole Health

1 pastured pork shoulder, about 4-6 lbs.
Unrefined sea salt
Freshly ground black or mixed peppercorns
Organic garlic powder
½ cup bone broth or water, warmed on stove top

Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder on all sides. Place in slow cooker. Add warm broth (or water) and cook on high for 1 hr. Turn heat to low and cook approx 6-8 hours (depending upon size of shoulder and your slow cooker) until meat falls apart easily. Remove from juices and shred. Reserve juices for another use (or boil down for a reduction sauce. Removing some of the fat from the juices might be helpful in this case)

Mix with sauce of your choice- like our homemade orange-bourbon-molasses BBQ sauce and serve alongside homemade coleslaw (made with homemade mayo) or fresh veggies of your choice. Also excellent on Grain-Free Honey Butter Muffins.



Kevin July 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

We get our grass fed beef and lamb from a sustainable ranch here in FL, but have yet to find a local pastured pork source. Recipe looks awesome!


Amy July 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Thanks, Kevin. Yes pastured pork can be more difficult to find in some areas. You can buy it online at US Wellness Meats and have it shipped to you, and it’s very good!


Eileen @ Phoenix Helix December 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, thank you! I recently started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link:


Suzana April 1, 2014 at 12:48 am

Hi Amy, Nice recipe! Thanks for the recipe. I love the tips and recipe you have shared in this article. For me this is the best recipe you have shared – “Slow Roasted Pastured Pork Shoulder” Looking forward to see more awesome recipe from you.


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