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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.
Course Dinner, Entree, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword pulled pork tacos slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 183kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 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
  • 1/2 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: 4ounces | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.2mg