PREP TIME: 10 mins | TOTAL TIME: 6 hrs | YIELDS: 8 SERVINGS
You wanna know the secret to a great pulled pork? Simple! Cooking the pork low and slow. Good things take time, and that’s the same with food. Trust me the wait is worth it!
Melt in your mouth pulled pork made easy in a slow cooker. If you are craving a quick BBQ, this is not for you. But if you want a delicious, mouthwatering, and best-pulled pork, this recipe is all you need! So good, you’ll dig straight in. Serve this on buns alongside pickles or coleslaw for a backyard BBQ kind of meal.
This fool-proof recipe is hard to mess up. Grab the listed ingredients and let the slow cooker do all the work for you.
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 (3- to 4 pounds) pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
Freshly ground black pepper
Coleslaw, for serving
Buns, for serving
How to make Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Step 1: In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the onion, ketchup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and spices.
Step 2: Season with salt and pepper the entire pork shoulder. Add this to the slow cooker. Spoon the ketchup mixture over to cover the pork shoulder.
Step 3: Set on high and cook for 5 to 6 hours or 8 to 10 hours on low until the pork shoulder is fork-tender.
Step 4: When done, take the pork out of the slow cooker. Using 2 forks, shred the pork, then mix with juices from the slow cooker.
Step 5: Serve the pulled-pork on buns alongside some coleslaw.
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