Cook up one batch of meat to set yourself up for three great meals! This slow cooker pulled pork will have you putting BBQ pork sandwiches, pork tacos, and pork gnocchi all on the menu. It's a great recipe for your weekend meal prep.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
4 pounds country style pork ribs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Ball up 4 large pieces of tin foil and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Massage spice rub into pork ribs.
Set pork ribs on the foil balls inside the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Remove ribs from the slow cooker and place on a large cutting board. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Remove any bones or cartilage from ribs.
Using a knife, cut up the ribs into pieces. The meat will break apart as you chop. Continue to chop until the pork is in small, shredded pieces.
Use your slow cooker pulled pork immediately, or place it in zip top freezer bags and freeze for later use.
3 Ways to Use Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Pan fry frozen gnocchi in 2 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until browned. Add roasted tomato sauce*, 1 cup of (thawed) frozen peas, and 1 cup cooked meat. Cook for 5-10 minutes until everything is heated through. If sauce thickens too much for your liking, stir in water - 1 tablespoon at a time - until desired consistency is reached.
*1 jar of store-bought vodka sauce works great here, too.
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Combine 2-3 cups of cooked meat with your favorite BBQ sauce. Heat and serve on buns with cheddar cheese, cole slaw or plain!
Pulled Pork Tacos
Combine 1 ½ - 2 cups of cooked meat with 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 2-3 tablespoon water in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until meat is heated through and spices are mixed in. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings.