Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

This simple crockpot recipe tenderises pork shoulder for tacos, loaded fries, barbeque sandwiches, and more.  


-2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced -4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced -1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth -1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar -1 tablespoon chile powder -1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed -½ teaspoon ground cumin -¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon -1 (4 ½- to 5-pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork -butt), twine or netting removed -2 cups barbecue sauce


In the slow cooker, put onions and garlic and add water or broth. In a small bowl, mix sugar, chilli powder, 1 tablespoon salt, cumin, and cinnamon.  

Step 1

Pat pork dry with paper towels. Put the pork on the onions and garlic after rubbing it with the spice mixture.  

Step 2

Cover and simmer pork for 6–8 hours on high or 8–10 hours on low until fork tender. Stop the slow cooker and place the pork on a chopping board.  

Step 3

Place a fine-mesh strainer over a medium heatproof bowl. Return the solids to the slow cooker after straining the onion mixture. Reserve the strained liquid.  

Step 4

Remove and discard pork bones. Shred the meat into bite-sized pieces with two forks, eliminating large fat bits.  

Step 5

Put shredded meat back in the slow cooker. Mix with barbeque sauce. Season with salt to taste.  

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