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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow cook this pork butt on low for 8 hours for the most tender, fall apart pieces. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 54 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 5-pound bone-in pork butt (shoulder roast)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar


  1. Set a 6 quart slow cooker to high to preheat. 

  2. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, paprika, cumin, coriander, kosher salt and black pepper together. Rub half of the mixture on the pork, setting aside the remaining spice rub. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or high sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork to the pan and brown evenly on each side, about 5 minutes per side.

  3. Add the onion and garlic to the slow cooker and top with the pork butt. In a bowl or measuring cup, mix the remaining spice rub with the stock, ketchup, and vinegar then pour over the pork. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-9 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours, or until fork tender. 

  4. Place the pork on a baking sheet or cutting board and let rest for 20-30 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork into pieces and place in a bowl or back into the slow cooker insert. 

  5. Skim the fat from the cooking liquid and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth then pour 1-2 cups of the liquid over the shredded pork and toss to combine. Serve warm with extra dipping sauce if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Please see my notes in the post above for instructions on how to make pulled pork in the Instant Pot and oven. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.