Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili {PALEO}

Remember on Tuesday I was having a kind of down in the dumps day?  But, I was, if nothing else, excited for dinner.  Do you remember?  Well, it didn’t disappoint.  I made pulled pork slow cooker chili.  The basis was this recipe.  But since I am me, I made a few changes.  And you know what?  I’m going to share them with you.  And you know what else?  This is one of those beautiful two for one recipes.  You can eat it as a soup and as a meaty veggie dish over cauli-rice, or roasted sweet potatoes, or whatever you fancy.  So, enough talk.  Here’s my Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili:

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Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili {PALEO}

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: active time: 20 minutes, cook time: 4-6 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste, I used about 2 teaspoons
  • Paleo friendly fat of choice
  • 3 cloves garlic. diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 – 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 2 – 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • fresh cilantro and/or avocado for garnish

Directions:

  1. Grab a big skillet and heat up 2 Tablespoons fat over medium high heat.  While the oil is coming to temp mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt in a small bowl.
  2. You are going to take about half of the spice mixture (just eyeball it)  and rub it into the pork.  Then take the spiced pork and place it in your hot skillet.  Sear the meat on all sides, giving it a nice bit of color, about 3 minutes per side.  When the meat is seared, take it out of the skillet and put it aside to cool.
  3. Next, add the garlic and onion to the hot skillet and reduce the heat to medium.  Cook about five minutes, or until the onions become translucent.  As the onion and garlic are cooking make sure to scrape up any deliciousness left behind from the pork.  Then add the red pepper.
  4. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet.  Then the hot sauce and the remaining spice mixture.  Let simmer for a few minutes.  Taste the sauce and season with more salt if desired.
  5. While the flavors come together in your skillet, cut the cooled pork tenderloin into two-inch wide steaks.  Place them in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Dump both cans of tomato on top of the pork.
  6. Add the sauce in your skillet to the slow cooker.  Give it a good shake to distribute the liquid throughout the pot.
  7. Set the cooker to low and cook for 4 to 6 hours.
  8. Serve with chopped cilantro and avocado as garnish.  Enjoy!

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