crock pot pulled pork

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Christine Schnepp
from Sarasota, FL

This is one of my hubby's favorite dishes. I make a basic slaw on the side and he tops his sandwich with it. Served on a hard roll you can't go wrong with this recipe. I also use the leftovers for carnitas (pork tacos). It comes out juicy and tender every time! Enjoy :) **You can skip the brine and move on to the other steps of the recipe if you like. It comes out just as tasty!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This may be one of the best Crock Pot pulled pork recipes we've had. It's a little bit of the process if you do the brine, but worth the extra step. Cooking the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot makes it extremely tender. The meat is sweet, a bit smoky, and has a little kick to it. You can serve this in its own juices - no BBQ sauce needed. We tried it on a bun with slaw - so good. The leftover meat would be great mixed into macaroni and cheese or used for nachos and tacos.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
prep time 10 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot pulled pork

  • 7 lb
    pork shoulder/butt roast
  • DRY RUB
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    chipolte powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • BRINE
  • 1/2 c
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    dry rub
  • 2 qt
    water to cover
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • CROCK POT
  • 1/2 can
    Coca cola
  • 1
    onions, yellow, medium; quartered
  • 1 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring

How To Make crock pot pulled pork

  • Pork roast in the brine.
    1
    Add pork roast to brine over night in refrigerator. Either place in a large freezer bag sealed or a large bowl covered tightly.
  • Rubbing the brined pork with dry rub.
    2
    Remove from fridge and brine. Pat dry with paper towels. Rub generously with dry rub. Reserve leftover rub for later.
  • Onion, liquid smoke, and Coca Cola in the slow cooker.
    3
    Place onion quarters, liquid smoke, and half a can of Coca Cola in the bottom of the Crock Pot.
  • Pork placed in the slow cooker.
    4
    Place pork shoulder/butt on top with fat side facing up.
  • Pork shredded after cooked in the slow cooker.
    5
    Cover and simmer on high for 7-8 hrs or until pork falls apart with a fork and bone slides out. Shred the cooked meat.
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