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crockpot maple chile pork

by Heather

After our trip to Aruba I eased myself back into cooking.  The first night we picked up a hawaiian pizza from our favorite local pizzeria and I made a simple salad to go along with it.  The next night I brought out my crockpot and let it do the work for me.  Don’t you just love the crockpot?  I sure do.

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This recipe comes courtesy of my secret recipe club pick for the month of May.  I was assigned Cookaholic Wife, an adorable blog written by Nichole.  She shares a big variety of recipes and her menu plans as well.  Instead of starting at her recipe index, I skimmed through her posts one by one from most recent to older posts.  Nichole was doing the whole30 challenge a couple months back, so tons of those recipes caught my attention.  I also noticed a paleo focus, which I love since they also mean a real whole food focused to me.  I ended up settled on the crockpot maple chile pork, and I am so glad I picked it.  The maple syrup lends a unique sweetness and flavor when combined with the bit of heat from the red pepper flakes.  Everyone in the house loved this and could not get enough of it!  Thanks so much Nichole!

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Crockpot Maple Chile Pork

The maple syrup lends a unique sweetness and flavor when combined with the bit of heat from the red pepper flakes.  Everyone in the house loved this and could not get enough of it! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot meal, pork
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tbsp all natural maple syrup
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp natural cane sugar
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Place pork in crockpot.  Combine all other remaining ingredients, then pour over the pork.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Turn pork every 2-3 hours.
  • Shred and serve.

Crockpot Maple Chili Pork

recipe slightly adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tbsp all natural maple syrup
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp natural cane sugar
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • sea salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place pork in crockpot.  Combine all other remaining ingredients, then pour over the pork.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Turn pork every 2-3 hours.
  3. Shred and serve.

I served the pork along with a corn bake and roasted asparagus.  The entire meal amazing and I can’t wait to make this pork recipe again!  Nichole served her pork with a sweet potato, which I think would be another awesome side.  Or maybe a roasted acorn squash…. so many possibilities!

What did you last cook in your crockpot?

Heather

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10 comments

Miz Helen May 10, 2015 - 8:15 pm

Hi Heather,
Your Maple Chile Pork looks delicious and sure a recipe I would love to try.
I had so much fun this past month looking at your blog and getting to know you. We just love the Pineapple Burger and will be enjoying it with our friends all summer. Thanks for the awesome recipe, it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
Miz Helen

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Kate May 10, 2015 - 8:29 pm

I think the combination of sweet and tangy would work great with this pork….we love pork so I know it is going to be appearing on the table soon!

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Katie May 11, 2015 - 12:41 am

This look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. i’ll have to try this myself sometime soon!

The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It’s the only diet I’ve come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone’s need to eat great food.

I’m a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I’ve written about one of my favourite cookbooks: http://cookbook-reviews.net/review-the-paleo-recipe-book/

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Corina May 11, 2015 - 12:53 am

I love my slow cooker too and this is going to be my dinner tomorrow night now!

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Becca from It's Yummi! May 11, 2015 - 1:29 am

I adore using my slow cooker, too. This pork recipe sound absolutely incredible and I will definitely be trying it!

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Erica May 11, 2015 - 3:49 am

YUM! I LOVE the crock pot. It’s so nice to do just a little work and have a delicious meal. I’ll have to try this

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Nichole May 11, 2015 - 4:05 am

I’m glad you liked it! This is definitely one of those recipes to help you ease back into cooking after being away. 🙂

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Renee's Kitchen Adventures May 11, 2015 - 6:21 am

This recipe looks fabulous and one I am definitely going to give a try! It’s been a while since I’ve put my slow cooker to work!

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colleen @ secrets from the cookie princess May 11, 2015 - 4:57 pm

This sounds amazing–the 5 spice powder is real secret ingredient here, I bet

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Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother) May 12, 2015 - 10:32 am

This looks great! Pinned to try soon!

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