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Slow cooker pulled pork is juicy, flavorful and delicious. The best slow cooker recipe!
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BEST Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow cooker pulled pork is the tastiest recipe for your slow cooker! Pork shoulder that's slow roasted is so tender and juicy it literally falls apart on its own.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pulled pork, slow cooker pulled pork
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 orange juiced

Instructions

  • Place the diced onion, garlic and orange juice in your slow cooker.
    A slow cooker with onions for pulled pork
  • In a small bowl, mix all of the spices together.
    Spices in a bowl for slow cooker pulled pork
  • Trim all excess fat from the pork shoulder, then rub the spice mixture generously around the entire pork shoulder and place in the slow cooker.
    A slow cooker with pork in it.
  • Turn your slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Once your pork is fully cooked, remove it from the slow cooker to a plate or cutting board and use two forks to shred the pork.
    A plate of pulled pork

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Notes

  • You can add some of the remaining liquid from the slow cooker to the pulled pork for extra moisture. 
  • This is a delicious BBQ sauce that’s also paleo and Whole30 friendly. It’s great on this pork!
  • I’ve also heard great things about this slow cooker, if you’re looking to buy a new one.
     

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.5mg