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Pulled Pork With BBQ Mustard Sauce

Pull Pork With BBQ Mustard Sauce

A mustard BBQ sauce is sharper and spicier than the classic version – it has a nice bite that balances out a fatty cut of pork like a shoulder roast. Add some hot sauce if you like to make it a little spicy, or leave it as it is for a sweet-sharp combination that works just fine on its own.

Pork shoulder is one of the best cuts of meat for feeding a family, especially on a budget. It’s typically fatty, which means it’s not just delicious, it’s also relatively cheap even when you’re buying pastured pork.

Because it’s all done in the slow-cooker, this is a very low-effort recipe: you don’t even have to do any searing or browning beforehand. And the fattiness of the meat makes it very hard to overcook, so there’s no need for intensive management or worry about exact cooking times. Throw it all in, turn it on, and then walk away (or don’t, so you can sit there appreciating the delicious smells) until it’s ready to take out and eat. Bake up some sweet potatoes to serve with it and dig in!

Pulled Pork With BBQ Mustard Sauce Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 8h.


Protein: 106g / %

Carbs: 18g / %

Fat: 97g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 lbs. pork shoulder;
  • 1 cup old fashioned mustard;
  • ¼ cup raw honey;
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos;
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce; (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Ingredients for the rub

  • 2 tbsp. paprika;
  • ½ tbsp. garlic powder;
  • ½ tbsp. onion powder;
  • ½ tbsp. chili powder;
  • ½ tbsp. ground cumin;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Pull Pork preparation


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the rub.
  2. Rub the paprika mixture all over the pork shoulder and place in a slow cooker.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the mustard, honey, vinegar, coconut aminos, and hot pepper sauce. Season to taste and give everything a good stir.
  4. Pour the sauce over the pork and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  5. Carefully shred the pork with two forks, removing any big chunks of fat.
  6. Stir the shredded pork to mix it up with the sauce, and serve.