Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

What You Need:

-Pork Butt -Yellow Onion -Garlic -Paprika -Smoked Paprika

-Brown Sugar -Garlic Powder -Onion Powder -Salt -Pepper


To make the spice rub for the pulled pork, combine brown sugar, paprika, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.

Make Spice Rub


Cut pork butt into large chunks. If your pork butt is bone-in, you can either remove the bone or cook with the bone in and remove it when shredding your meat. Keep in mind that if you leave the bone in, the pork will take slightly longer to cook.

Chop Pork Butt


Place the pork in a bowl, sprinkle the spice rub over top, then toss until the pork is evenly coated in the rub.

Rub Spices Onto Pork


Dice yellow onion and place it on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Dice Onion


Place the seasoned pork in the slow cooker and top with roughly chopped cloves of garlic.

Add Pork And Garlic


Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours. Check the tenderness of the meat after 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. It should pull apart easily. If it’s still tough, let it cook another hour then check again.

Cook Pork


Once the pork is tender, use two forks to shred the meat.

Shred Pork


If you want crispy edges on your pulled pork (who doesn’t?!). Place some of the pulled pork on a baking sheet and place it under your oven’s broiler for a few minutes. The melted fat on the pork will fry the edges and make it beautifully crispy! Keep a close eye on the meat as it broils since broilers cook very quickly!

Shred Pork

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