Make a wonderful meal with this simple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, perfect for a variety of meals!
Making pulled pork is such a great meat to cook and prepare and can be done in a variety of ways, today we will focus on Slow Cooker or Crockpot Pulled Pork; however, you can also check out this recipe for Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork and Smoked Pulled Pork too!
Tips for Making Slow Cooker Pulled Pork:
This particular recipe starts with a rub that will soak into the pulled pork and from that point the slow cooker will do the rest.
The rub can soak into the pork for 1-2 hours or if you prefer, you can season the pork the night before you can plan to prepare it. Then, in the morning the pork will be ready to start in the Slow Cooker.
The pork is going to be coated with Homemade Barbecue Sauce.
If you prefer to use store-bought barbecue sauce, that will work as well, it’s up to you which you prefer.
After about 6 hours of cooking, it’s best to shred the pork and then mix it up with the sauce to get it nice and tender.
How should you serve Slow Cooker Pulled Pork?
What cut of pork should you use?
Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt is the best cut it has a great mix of tender and juicy, it just falls right apart and is perfect for shredding.
This meat is a great one for feeding a crowd as it will serve at least 8 but many times way more than that!
Enjoy this wonderful meal!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 3 Lb Pork Shoulder
- 1 Cup Homemade Barbecue Sauce or Favorite Sauce
- Buns, Baked Potatoes, Etc.
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar, Packed
- 3 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1-2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tsp Ground Mustard
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- Add all dry rub ingredients to a bowl.
- Place the pork in a shallow dish and rub the dry rub ingredients evenly on the pork butt.
- Let this rest for 1-2 hours to bring to room temperature.
- Coat the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or a liner.
- Carefully place the pork butt into the slow cooker.
- Cover with the barbecue sauce.
- Cover with the lid and cook the low for 6 hours, carefully remove the lid and shred the pork with two forks.
- Mix the pork so that it's fully saturated in the liquid and sauce.
- Cover and continue cooking on low for an additional 2 hours.
- Serve with a slotted spoon stuffed in potatoes or on buns.