Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This easy and versatile slow cooker pulled pork is great for entertaining a crowd! Serve as is or use in tacos, sandwiches, soups and more.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

One of my best weapons in the kitchen for healthy eating is my trusted slow cooker. Whether it’s for prepping a bunch of meat on the weekend to use throughout the busy work week, or for getting ahead when hosting a crowd, the slow cooker always seems to make my life easier.

Making Pulled Pork in Slow Cooker

One of my go-to recipes for meal prepping AND entertaining is slow cooker pulled pork. Easy, affordable, versatile and delicious – there are truly endless ways to enjoy pulled pork.

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Recipe

Of course, nothing beats a simple pulled pork taco topped with onions and shredded cabbage but I also love pulled pork on its own, in a salad, in soup or in a sandwich with a soft roll.

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos Recipe

What’s great about my slow cooker pulled pork recipe is that it’s perfect for making ahead of time. In fact, I swear it tastes even better on days two or three.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Easy Recipe

Whether you decide to host friends for a casual taco night or simply want to have a bunch of ready-to-eat shredded pork on hand for your busy work week, give this slow cooker pulled pork recipe a try. You’re going to love it!

Your fork is waiting.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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This easy and versatile slow cooker pulled pork is great for entertaining a crowd! Serve as is or use in tacos, sandwiches, soups and more.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 4 hours
TOTAL: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 1 large onion (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast (also known as Boston Butt)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 12 ounces light beer (or chicken broth)


  • Scatter onion slices in the bottom of a slow cooker insert; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together spice rub: cumin through cayenne. Rub pork shoulder evenly with spice mixture then place on top of onions. Pour in beer or broth then turn slow cooker on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
  • Before serving, carefully shred pork with two forks, discarding any large chunks of excess fat. Serve as is or in tacos, sandwiches, pasta, salads, soups and more. 


Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 19gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 852mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 655IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2.2mg

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