Easy pulled pork with the flavors of fall
Since going back to eating (humanely raised) meat last year, I’ve become a huge fan of the slow cooker and pulled pork. Pork was always my favorite meat as a kid. For this dish, I was playing around with the pumpkin spice trend but looking to create a more savory dish. I also wanted a sauce that was free of nightshades like tomatoes. So I thought about unsweetened applesauce as the base for the pulled pork sauce instead of tomato sauce or paste.
Buy the best quality pork you can afford, as it makes a huge difference in both the quality of flavors as well as in how those producers treat the planet.
I put this together more quickly by buying a package of pre-cut mirepoix (diced celery, carrots, and onions) at Trader Joe’s. If you are following the migraine diet, you’ll need to make your own using green onions; regular onions can be a migraine trigger. Thinly slice one bunch of green onions, then dice 2 stalks of celery and 2 carrots for your mirepoix and use as directed below.
low-sodium, migraine, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, paleo, Whole30®, grain-free, nightshade-free diets
vegan or vegetarian diets