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The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Katrina Cronick: "This is one of my favorite pulled pork recipes." Read More
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  • 4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (try smoked paprika for more of that smoked flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium40% DV950mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein180% DV92g
    Carbs3% DV8g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories710Calories from Fat290
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat290
    Total Carbohydrate8g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Katrina Cronick 2 months ago
    This is one of my favorite pulled pork recipes.
    Ben Gozart 2 months ago
    not the best pulled pork ive had
    Rafael Novo 2 months ago
    good, but could use some liquid smoke
    Sassy 2 months ago
    Perfecto!!! Would make again & again!
    Mills 2 months ago
    great recipe. can be made into several different dishes
    Justin K. 2 months ago
    Delicious. Sandwiches with some coleslaw and special hot sauce made a great meal. Even the kids ate it up!
    Adrianne S. 2 months ago
    Of course after cooking for 8 hours this pork would be tender and was easy to shred. After tasting though it seemed a little bland so I added some spicy barbecue sauce to the juice and that really helped. We put it on a big hamburger bun with some coleslaw on top and YUM!
    Jenny 3 months ago
    Delicious, and naturally gluten free. I served it with cole slaw on a corn tortilla.
    Vanessa Burbach 3 months ago
    Great seasoning combo! I’ve pre-cooked the meat by searing the pork really quickly and then added the meat on top of sliced onions so the meat doesn’t stick to the crockpot...also the onion cooks from the base first to give the broth (vinegar+water) more flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Natalie B. 4 months ago
    This is amazing and so easy! I love that I can make it according to the recipe and then use it as tacos OR BBQ just produces a super tender, juicy meat. And throwing it under the broiler creates that carnitas effect. I will use this recipe for all pulled pork in the future.
    Courtney Dunham 4 months ago
    i substituted chix, and added 1/4 c ketchup and 1/4c sweet baby rays bbq sauce as well as a little extra water and brown sugar. once chicken was cooked i added some corn starch and water to thicken. so good!
    Agnes 4 months ago
    Very yummy. I will definitely make it again. I added salt to the finished product because I like salty.
    Matt 6 months ago
    Turned out kind of bland.
    SuperstarFoodLover 6 months ago
    Fantastic I grew up eating pulled pork, but we never put sauce on it This doesn’t need a sauce The best pulled pork I’ve eaten since my mother’s years ago
    Carl Beatty 6 months ago
    The recipe worked really well. Tasted great
    Julie P. 8 months ago
    The meat was very tender and easy to shred, however the flavor was pretty bland. Though this could allow people to “personalize” their sandwich, taco, etc. with various sauces and condiments. It also makes it easy to throw into later dishes like an omelet or baked potato. So the process makes a good staple pork dish, just nothing outstanding.
    AL 8 months ago
    It was exactly what I was looking for. Flavorful pulled pork that wasn’t just BBQ saucy. The only things I changed was to omit the cayenne (for the young kids) and to swap the water and vinegar ratio because we liked the extra tang. Definitely a keeper.
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    The meat was so tender that there was no effort in shredding it. I added BBQ sauce with cole slaw and placed it in a roll. Delicious!
    Warus 9 months ago
    AWESOME tasting and so, so easy to make! This recipe is a keeper! I served it in a bun with barbecue sauce and homemade coleslaw My family loved it!
    K 10 months ago
    Excellent. Makes a great tasting pulled pork that was wonderful when mixed up with our favorite BBQ sauce. Everyone said it was great even without any sauce.
    Kate Moore 10 months ago
    I make this with smoked paprika as the recipe suggests and the whole family loves it! We have made this dish several times and use it as the meat for quick tacos or burritos.
    Bethany a year ago
    So good! Best crock pot pulled pork I’ve ever had
    Reese a year ago
    Oh my goodness!! Made this for dinner tonight!! Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I added about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cumin also...My new favorite pork recipe!
    Kylee S. a year ago
    Great, did it exactly as directed. It was a big hit at the birthday party.
    Samuel Derusha a year ago
    Very tender but not much flavor. Fantastic with sliced green apple and sharp cheddar.
    Cassie M. a year ago
    Amazing! Have made many times and never fails
    Brian Hooks a year ago
    I did the instant pot version of this recipe it was super simple and finish in an hour. For a weeknight meal I think this version is worth trying. Good flavor but very mild. I followed the instructions and not enough kick for me. Next time I will try browning the pork before putting it in the pressure cooker.
    Megan Downey a year ago
    This pork turned out absolutely delicious. I added an extra half teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of cumin. My family of picky eaters lived it. I’ll definitely make this again!
    Cook a year ago
    My boys and wife loved it. Not as much spicy as zesty. I did add an extra tbsp of brown sugar. I might even add just a bit more. But it is a perfect recipe as is!
    kristi a year ago
    Bit spicy for the kids. Adults loved it!