Sugar-free Slow Cooker Sweet Pork

When you tell me "ENOUGH ALREADY!!".. I promise I will stop with all the slow cooker recipes.

But until then, I will continue to save both time and money and proceed in sharing share with you incredibly easy, gut-healing recipes that are ready whenever you are.

That is all.

Let's continue.

I'm not going to lie, while removing all grains and starches to heal the gut, one thing I really do miss is Mexican Food. I grew up in Southern California without any shortage of wonderful Mexican restaurants. I absolutely LOVE a good steak taco, a side of black beans and rice, and a mound of corn chips and salsa at every meal. Even once I moved to Utah, it seemed to became a tradition among my mountain biking buddies to find a Mexican restaurant after every big ride and get a huge burrito smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese.

My love of Mexican food wasn't without its consequences, though. A damaged digestive system means corn, beans, and cheap cheese is not getting digested very well.. and it ain't no party. I remember one drive home from Moab... it was the longest drive of my life. I spent most of the time curled up in the back seat, clutching my stomach, and trying not to cry. Aaaaah... Misery.

I STILL crave it, though. haha After every ride. Seriously, I do.

And someday, once I get my gut all healthy and strong again, I'm gonna down that big pork burrito I've been missing like it's nobody's business. It's gonna be great. I'll probably write a post about it.


After a trip to Cafe Rio with my sister, watching her eat their famous Pork Barbacoa Salad, I resolved to make my own sugar-free, GAPS version.  With quite a bit of research and some risky creativity, I created this sugar-free slow cooker sweet pork and I'm just gonna say it without fear of boasting. It turned out awesome.  The salad still lacks a giant flour tortilla, but the pork, salsa, and guacamole feel like almost the same thing.  (I have the confirmation of several people that this sweet pork is the real deal;))Except no coke, no sugars, no processed foods.  All just good, clean ingredients, so your body can be happy and healthy:)I

Throw it on a grain-free crepe, with some cheddar cheese and salsa for a quick taco, or make a salad with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. It's fabulous anyway you use it. Aaaaah, I'm so happy--Mexican food that makes me feel all warm and happy on the inside and outside.

Try it out and let me know what you think below!!

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Sugar-free Slow Cooker Sweet Pork (GAPS-style!!)
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 5 min +4 hours marinade timeCook time: 8 hoursServings: 6


3 lbs pork shoulder roast
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 c tomato puree
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 anaheim pepper, chopped
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin


  1. Place roast in a large ziploc bag and add the apple cider vinegar and honey. Toss to coat and place in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
  2. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker (including apple cider vinegar and honey) and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Remove meat from the crockpot, shred with a fork, then return to the crockpot with the rest of the liquid.
  4. Serve over lettuce, with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

Guacamole and Salsa:

2 roma tomatoes
1/4 c chopped onion
1 tbsp green onion
1 tbsp cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
2 avocados


Place all ingredients (except for the avocados) in a food processor and pulse a few times.
Mash 2 avocados with a fork. Add 1/4 c salsa and mix to combine.
Serve with sweet pork.

Let me know what you think!! Leave a comment below!

2 Responses to “Sugar-free Slow Cooker Sweet Pork

  • There’s is something about getting out in the mountains that always makes me crave Mexican food like nobody’s business, but like you I try not to go out and just make something healthier at home! I can think of about a million reasons I need some of this pork right away!

    • amoffat
      3 years ago

      haha thanks kari! it’s so true! it’s the weirdest craving but it happens every time I’m driving home out of the mountains!! hope this recipe can do the trick for you too;)

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