Cooking pork in a slow cooker yields a super tender and juicy result which the whole family will enjoy. The creamed spinach gets a delicious fat boost from butter, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream. This recipe reheats nicely so don’t worry if you can’t get through all 8 servings in one meal.

  • CALORIES -- 613
  • FAT -- 53G (78%)
  • PROTEIN -- 26G (17%)
  • CARBOHYDRATES -- 8G (5%)
  • NET CARBOHYDRATES -- 5G
  • FIBER -- 3G
  • SUGAR ALCOHOL -- 0G

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Creamed Spinach

This recipe results in pulled pork that is juicy, tender and deliciously seasoned. It goes wonderfully with the creamed spinach.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Slow Cooker
Calories: 613kcal

Ingredients

Pulled Pork:

  • 2-2½ pounds pork loin (do not trim fat)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 8 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Creamed Spinach:

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 (16-ouncbags frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Pulled Pork:

  • Cut pork into 4 evenly-sized pieces.
    Pulled Pork
  • In a large bowl, combine spices (paprika through ground pepper). Add pork pieces and toss to coat in spices.
    Pulled Pork
  • Place pork pieces in the bowl of a slow cooker and cover with broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender.
  • Removed cooked pork from slow cooker, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid, and place in a large bowl. Use two forks to shred pork.
  • Combine melted butter, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over shredded pork. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper.

Creamed Spinach:

  • Heat butter in large saucepan over low heat.
  • Sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add thawed and drained spinach and sauté, allowing any remaining water to evaporate, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in cream cheese and cook until melted.
  • Stirring constantly, add heavy whipping cream and cook until thickened and creamy, allowing excess liquid to evaporate. Season to taste with nutmeg (if using), salt and pepper.
    Pulled Pork
  • To serve, plate 4 ounces pulled pork with 3/4 cup spinach.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Creamed Spinach
Amount Per Serving (4 oz Pork, 3/4 cup Spinach)
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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