This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe is packed with flavor and incredibly easy to make. It is slow cooked in a crock pot until the meat is tender, juicy, and pulls apart effortlessly.
This slow cooker pulled pork recipe gets a ton of flavor from the delicious homemade pork rub. That once the pulled pork is done, you don’t even need to add your favorite BBQ- unless of course you want to.
Pulled Pork is an easy slow cooker recipe that you can set it and forget while it cooks. It may take all day to simmer in the crock pot but comes together in just a few minutes once it is ready.
This Pulled Pork Recipe is the perfect comforting food recipe that everyone should make on those cold and crisp days.
THE BEST MEAT FOR PULLED PORK
The best pork for pulled pork is Boneless Pork Butt, which is also known as Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt.
Pork Butt is marbled perfectly with fat and it always comes out delicious, juicy and full of flavor. After it is slow cooks for hours, the meat will melt in your mouth and burst with flavor.
SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK
There are multiple ways you can make pulled pork, but the best way to make pulled pork is in a slow cooker.
Once you put it in the crock pot, you can set it and forget it. There is no reason to slave over the oven for hours. Pulled Pork is an Easy Meal to make when you are busy. While it does take all to cook, it only takes a few minutes to prep it and then a few minutes to put it togetheronce it is ready.
HOW TO MAKE PULLED PORK
If you follow this easy pulled pork recipe, you’ll make so much delicious pulled pork. Pulled Pork is a great meal to server to a large crowd or help you with your weekly meal prep.
The Pulled Pork Dry Spice Rub
The first step in making pulled pork is creating the pulled pork dry spice rub. This pulled pork rub will season the pork perfectly so it comes out juicy and packed with flavor.
The home made pulled pork dry spice is very easy to make.
All you need to do is mix together in a mixing bow cinnamon, cajun spice, salt, pepper, cumin, fennel, ground mustard, smoked paprika, and brown sugar.
Preparing the Pork
Once the pulled pork rub is ready, it’s time to prepare the Pork Butt.
You will want to coat the Pork in oil to get it wet. Coating the pork in oil makes it easier for the rub to stay stuck to the pork shoulder while it cooks in the slow cooker.
Once the Pork is coated in oil, you will want to roll the pork shoulder in the rub until the pork shoulder is completely covered in your homemade pulled pork rub.
HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK
Once the pork has been prepped, you will want to add the seasoned pork to your slow cooker. Then you want to add chicken broth.
Cook it on high for 4 hours. After 4 hours, turn the heat down to low and cook it for 4 more hours.
Once the pulled pork is cooked, remove the pork from the slow cooker to get it ready to shred.
How To Shred Pulled Pork
Since we used a 4 lbs Pork Shoulder, we had a lot of meat to shred. Thankfully we learned this cooking hack on how to shred meat in less than a 1 minute.
We cut the Pork into 4 equal sections. Then we placed each section, one at a time, in our KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Set the mixer to low for 40 seconds. Add some of the drippings to the mixing bowl, as needed, to keep the meat moist.
Repeat this step with each pork piece.
Honestly, this is the easiest way to shred pulled pork. You can also easily shred chicken this way.
If you are looking for an easy way to shred chicken or any meat, you need to try this kitchen hack. It worked perfectly for the pulled pork recipe and it also worked perfectly for the chicken in the KETO CRACK CHICKEN IN THE NINJA FOODI
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
This Pulled Pork Recipe is now ready to be served. You can eat it as is or you can add your favorite BBQ sauce.
You can serve this pulled pork recipe any way you like. The most common way to eat pulled pork is in a Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Since we used a 4 lb. boneless Pork Butt we had so much leftovers that we were able to make some of other favorite pulled pork recipes: Pulled Pork Nachos, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, pulled pork tacos, pulled pork pizza, and so many other things!
Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite way is to eat pulled pork.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
- 4 LBS Pork Butt also known as "Boston Butt" or "Pork Shoulder"
- 4 Ounces Cinnamon
- 2 Ounces Cajun Spice
- 1 Ounce Salt
- 1/2 Ounce Black Pepper
- 1/2 Ounce Cumin
- 1/4 Ounce Fennel
- 1/2 Ounce Ground Mustard
- 1/2 Ounce Smoked Paprika
- 8 Ounces Brown Sugar
- 2 TBSP Oil
- 14.5 Ounces Chicken Broth
- Mix together cinnamon, cajun spice, salt, pepper, cumin, fennel, ground mustard, smoked paprika, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl to create the Homemade Pork Rub.
- Coat the Pork with oil to get it wet. Then roll the Pork in the home made Pork Rub until completely covered with the seasonings.
- Place the Pork in the Slow Cooker. Add the chicken broth. Cook it on high for 4 hours and then low for 4 hours.
- Remove the Pork from the slow cooker and cut into 4 equal pieces
- Place each piece (one at a time) in a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Set on high for approx. 40 seconds until shredded. Add some of the drippings to the mixing bowl as needed to keep the meat moist. Repeat this step with each pork piece.
- Once shredded, your pulled pork is ready to be served. You can add your favorite BBQ, if desired.