The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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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.


    Warus 12 days 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 a month 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 a month 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 3 months ago
    So good! Best crock pot pulled pork I’ve ever had
    Reese 3 months 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. 3 months ago
    Great, did it exactly as directed. It was a big hit at the birthday party.
    Samuel Derusha 5 months ago
    Very tender but not much flavor. Fantastic with sliced green apple and sharp cheddar.
    Cassie M. 6 months ago
    Amazing! Have made many times and never fails
    Brian Hooks 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 9 months ago
    Bit spicy for the kids. Adults loved it!
    Nina Bongiorno 9 months ago
    We loved it. I bumped up the spices bc a few reviews said it was a bit bland. I added cumin, thyme and a pinch of cinnamon. Served on toasted rolls along with cole slaw. It was delicious, will definitely be making this recipe again & again!
    Marie 10 months ago
    Your calorie that per serving WITH a bun?
    Mary Kemper 10 months ago
    needs a little less cyanne and a lot more salt/other spices. turned out bland. if you're going to put it on a sandwich, brown it in a pan beforehand so it gets a little caramelized and not soggy. it'll make your bread wet and liquefy id you dont.
    Nancy B. 10 months ago
    I used smoky paprika and chipotle pepper instead of cayenne. It was hands down the best slow cooker pulled pork I've ever made!
    Mark Inderhees a year ago
    I followed it exactly, it's good. I'll make tacos with onions and cilantro next time.
    Barnhart 2 years ago
    I used smoked paprika. Twas delish! We used this for sandwiches. Hubby added bbq to his. We will definitely be having this again!
    Stacy Addy 2 years ago
    Excellent! This is one of the best pulled pork recipes I’ve tried.
    Jennifer L. 2 years ago
    This dish lived up to its name, delicious!
    Cathy B. 2 years ago
    Awesome flavor. I especially like that there are no gimmicky ingredients. Just plain old stuff from the kitchen cabinet.
    Kate 3 years ago
    this recipe has becone a standard in our house. we love it as a weeknight meal. i dont modify it at all but we use it to make easy burritos.
    Lisa W. 3 years ago
    I used smoked paprika and ground chipotle in place of the paprika and cayenne. Very good this will be my new pulled pork in the slow cooker recipe
    a j. 3 years ago
    Wasn't bad, had a nice little mild bite to it. Don't know if it's just me, but not searing the roast before I throw it in slow cooker always feels just a bit more dry. I added 2 red onions. Also threw in some sliced potatoes for the last 30min. Husband wasn't into the apple cider vinegar base but I didn't really taste it.
    Mary Ann Lewis 3 years ago
    I used smoked paprika but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Easy, delicious, family Loved it! This one's a keeper!