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slow cooker pork shoulder Recipe

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This recipe for slow cooker pork shoulder, by , is from Annypanny's Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann DeLong


4 pounds pork shoulder (boneless pork butt)
4 cloves garlic, grated
2 teaspoons ground sage
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 bay leaves
1 cup water
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons mustard powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Put the pork shoulder, garlic, sage, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and water into a slow cooker and smoosh around with your hands. Cook on High for 4 hours. In a measuring cup, whisk together the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, mustard powder, and cornstarch. Add to the slow cooker and cook for another hour. Carve pork against the grain into individual portions and serve with roasted carrots or white rice.




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