Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow cooker pulled pork or pulled pork crock pot recipes, what some may know it as, is the perfect recipe for a slow cooker.

Although the picnic from the lower part of the shoulder will produce good results, the pork shoulder blade roast, also called the Boston Butt is the unanimous choice for this pulled pork slow cooker recipe. Very succulent and tender, the Boston Butt does not mind being cooked to well done due to it's internal marbling.

To give this pork roast great enhanced flavor, lightly massage a simple dry rub to the entire roast and refrigerate 6-24 hours before cooking it.


Serves 6-8 People

Cooking Time 9-11 hours on low or 5-7 hours on high

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients

  • 4-6lb pork shoulder roast(Boston Butt)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Cooking Instructions
    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

    1. Combine the dry rub ingredients, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Using a fork, pierce or prick the entire pork roast. Lightly massage the dry rub mixture evenly over the entire roast, wrap the pork roast tightly in a plastic wrap and refrigerate 6-24 hours before cooking.

    2. Unwrap the pork roast and place in slow cooker. Spread your favorite store bought or home made barbecue sauce evenly over the roast. Cook 9-11 hours on low or 5-7 hours on high.

    3. Transfer roast to a large bowl, let cool for 10-15 minutes, then shred into pieces using two forks, cover to keep warm. Meanwhile let liquid in slow cooker settle 5-10 minutes, then remove fat from the surface using a large spoon. Season with salt and pepper or sugar to taste.

    4. Mix 1 cup or more of the liquid from the slow cooker to the shredded pork in the bowl. Serve on a bun or bread with barbecue sauce.

    The pork shoulder loves the slow cooker, it really is the perfect cut of meat when you want to cook something low and slow.

    The pork shoulder has just the right amount of fat and meat ratio to absorb herbs and spices to give you a very tender and moist meal.

    You really can't go wrong cooking a pork shoulder in the slow cooker.

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