Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a Mexican style recipe that can go in salad, tacos or quesadillas
This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is an updated version of my last pulled pork recipe and is very easy to make. . All you have to do is rub the pork shoulder or butt with the seasoned rub and leave it over night, then put the pork in the slow cooker.
The ingredients to this Best Ever Pulled Pork recipe are the same but I took new photographs and wanted to share with you. If your family loves pulled pork then you have to try this. I used a pork shoulder for this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and it made many servings – it could be great for a large party.
If you are not craving Mexican flavors then you can add barbecue sauce and the pork would still be great. This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe is so versatile.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 1 (4 to 5 pound) bone in or boneless pork shoulder ( I used bone in)
- 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 onions sliced thin
- 4 garlic cloves sliced thin
- 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups favorite bbq sauce
- Begin the night before you are going to cook the pork. Make the dry rub by combining: 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper. Pat the pork shoulder dry with paper towel and place the pork in a large mixing bowl. Pat the dry rub all over the pork until it is completely covered. Wrap the pork in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
- The next morning take the pork out of the refrigerator and prepare the slow cooker by placing the sliced onions at the bottom of the slow cooker pot. Sprinkle in the garlic and pour stock on top. Take the pork out of the plastic wrap and place on top of the onion mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high 6 to 8 hours.
- Let the pork do it’s thing it probably won’t start to looked cook until like the 5th or 6th hour. Once its tender and falling off the bone remove the pork carefully from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks on a cutting board (watch out if there is a bone). Pour out some of the fat that is still in the slow cooker leaving a little layer and put the pork back in the slow cooker with the onions to keep it warm.
- Serve any way you want! Tacos are my favorite.