Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Those who can’t get enough of tender, juicy shredded meat should try slow cooker pulled pork! With the ideal combination of spices, it is a simple meal that is flavorful and full of taste.

Recipes for slow cookers work well for preparing meals once a week or for huge gatherings.

The best slow cooker pulled pork.

This delicious meal is practically made to be prepared in a slow cooker. It is cooked gently in a mixture of barbecue sauce, spice blend, and brown sugar. The meat comes out incredibly juicy, soft, and delicious.

Additionally, pulled pork is ideal for the BBQ season or for any time you’re in the mood for some juicy, extraordinary meat. It’s also a fantastic freezer meal. This can be prepared in a large batch and the leftovers stored. Utilize them in various dishes for the remainder of the week.

The key to making the best pulled pork is to cook it slowly and with a lot of liquid. Additionally, when slow cooking, you can utilize harder cuts. The meat is equally juicy and soft.

This meal is adaptable and may be combined with almost anything that lacks protein. You can use it to make tacos, nachos, wraps, or pork sandwiches on hamburger buns. You can also eat it by itself. This pork recipe is not only flexible but also simple to make.

You can toss all the ingredients into the crockpot and then completely forget about it. Perfect for hectic days or busy weeknights. Allow the aroma to serve as a reminder that you are cooking up something great.

What is pulled pork?

It is slow cooked for hours to tenderize the meat, allowing the tissues to be readily “pulled” apart. This is frequently served with sauces; barbecue sauce is a favorite.

However, keep in mind that this meal is really adaptable and may be served with any kind of sauce and still taste fantastic.

The best cut of pork for pulled pork.

The benefit of cooking in the slow cooker is that it turns pretty much any cut of or into tender and juicy meat. Most of the time, I go with boneless pork shoulder. It is also called pork butt or Boston butt.

Try this with our Homemade Coleslaw Recipe 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 Hr.
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 3-4lbs. boneless pork shoulder cut into 3-4 pieces

Sauce:

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup beer¬†of choice or water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder use more for a spicier kick
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1¬†teaspoon ground¬†mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • After Slow Cooking:
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1cup leftover cooking sauce.

Serving:

  • Coleslaw
  • Hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Combine all the Sauce ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
  • Add the pork pieces to the Slow Cooker and pour the sauce on top of them.
  • Cover with the lid, cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Until pork is tender enough to shred with a fork.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker, add it to a large, dip dish and shred it using two forks.
  • Strain the cooking liquid and reserve about 2 cups.
  • Mix the pork with the remaining 1 cup of barbecue sauce and 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Stir to combine. If needed add more cooking liquid.
  • Serve pulled pork immediately on buns, if desired top with coleslaw and more barbecue sauce.
  • Store in the refrigerator the remaining cooking liquid, you can use it to reheat the pulled pork, in case it needs more liquid.
  • Store pulled pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 464 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1367 mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 570IU |
 Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.9mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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