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Planetary Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

With each bite, you’ll feel like you’re floating in zero gravity

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8
Calories per 528 kcal


  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 Small Bowl


  • 1 4-5 lb Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional
  • Buns, Cole Slaw for serving


  • Rinse the Pork Shoulder under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Trim any excess fat if desired.
  • In a small bowl, mix the Brown Sugar, Paprika, Chili Powder, Cumin, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Black Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper (if using).
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the Pork Shoulder, ensuring it is well coated.
  • Place the sliced Onions and minced Garlic in the bottom of the Slow Cooker.
  • Place the seasoned Pork Shoulder on top of the Onions and Garlic.
  • Pour the Barbecue Sauce, Chicken Broth, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Orange Juice over the Pork.
  • Cover the Slow Cooker with the lid. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (or on high for 4-6 hours) until the Pork is tender and easily shredded with a fork.
  • Once the Pork is done, remove it from the Slow Cooker and place it on a large plate or cutting board. Use two forks to shred the Pork into bite-sized pieces.
  • Return the shredded Pork to the Slow Cooker and mix it with the Juices and Onions.
  • Serve the Pulled Pork on buns, piled with your favorite slaw. Pour a glass of 2018 Stardust Cabernet Sauvignon, and enjoy!


Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon​

Experience the wine that Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate called “full-bodied, plush, and intensely fruity. [The Stardust Cabernet] has loads of spicy accents with a long fragrant finish” (93+ points).

With notes of plum, blackberries, and silky créme de cassis, find out for yourself how this stellar wine was created to be the perfect compliment to any dish.