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5 from 19 votes

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork

This Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork is a flavorful, multi-purpose meat that practically cooks itself in your slow cooker. Keep extra on hand for tacos and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Cost: $4.51 recipe / $0.75 serving
Servings: 6 (1/2 cup each)
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes



  • 2.5-3 lb boneless pork butt $3.84
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder* $0.30
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika $0.15
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper $0.02
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder $0.05
  • 1 tsp salt $0.05
  • Freshly cracked pepper $0.05


  • Cut the pork butt into 2-3 inch cubes. Place the cubes in a large bowl.
  • Mix the chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper in a bowl. Pour the spice mix over the cubed meat and toss to coat.
  • Place the seasoned meat in a slow cooker and cook on high for four hours.
  • Carefully lift the meat out of the juices in the slow cooker to a large bowl or dish. Use two forks to shred the meat and remove any large pieces of fat or gristle. Serve immediately or portion and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.


*This chili powder is not spicy. It is a mild, earthy blend of chiles and other spices commonly referred to as "chili powder" in the United States.