Rating: 3.08 stars
447 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 204
  • 2 star values: 98
  • 1 star values: 24

This tender pork would also be wonderful over pasta or polenta.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season pork with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer pork to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Reduce heat to medium and add onion, garlic, celery, and fennel seeds to pan; cook until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.

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  • Add wine and cook, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add to slow cooker along with tomatoes. Cover and cook on high until pork is very tender, 4 hours (or 8 hours on low).

  • Transfer pork to a cutting board. With 2 forks, shred meat into bite-size pieces, discarding any large pieces of fat. Skim fat off sauce and discard. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and stir to combine. (To store: Cool, cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days.) Serve over couscous.

Cook's Notes

Tasty Tip
Take a few minutes to brown the pork and saute the other ingredients before adding them to the slow cooker -- it gives the dish deep flavor.

Reviews (6)

447 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 204
  • 2 star values: 98
  • 1 star values: 24
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2015
I skipped the fennel seeds as I don't like the flavor, and did note it was a little bland. Next time I will add some rosemary & thyme. I also found the pork shoulder to be VERY fatty, so I may try a tenderloin instead Ay next go round.
Rating: Unrated
02/02/2015
Would the recipe change at all if i'm using a bone in shoulder?
Rating: Unrated
11/16/2014
I've made this before and added tomato paste, Italian herbs, and some carrot. The leftovers made a beautiful lasagna.
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Rating: Unrated
09/10/2014
I followed the recipe exactly and found it to be a bit bland.
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
My husband and I though this was delicious. I used pork chops instead of pork shoulder since they were out at the grocery store, and it worked fine. Also I omitted fennel seeds as I don't like the flavor, and used diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning which added great flavor. We served it over polenta. Delicious!
Rating: Unrated
03/30/2013
I loved this recipe. It was very easy to make. The browning of the pork and vegetables gave the final dish a nice rich flavor. My only complaint is that is was too watery. The pork was tender and shredded well, but the sauce was too thin. I added tomato paste to the leftovers and it was delicious. I served it over polenta with mascarpone. Next time I make it I will use tomato paste.
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