This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is incredibly easy to make and really juicy and tender. It’s the best way to cook pulled pork. The perfect blend of spices with paprika and chipotle chilli, it is oh-so simple, yet oh-so delicious! Just put it all in your slow cooker and then you can forget about it until it’s ready. Great for feeding a crowd, and it freezes well too.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
This slow cooker pulled pork is a great meal to batch cook and then add to meals throughout the week. With a deliciously smokey and slightly spicy rub, this is the BEST pulled pork and it only takes a few minutes to prep. Super easy to make and then you can just shred it all up and it is ready to eat.
Why should you try it?
✔ An easy dump and leave meal
✔ Great for feeding a crowd
✔ Freezes well
✔ A delicious taco filling
✔ The best way to make pulled pork
Slow Cooked Pork
Our slow cooker is probably the most used appliance in our kitchen after our food processor/blender. The reason for that is that it makes our lives SO much easier. You just dump it all in and you can forget about it – a must if you have kids. The other reason we love it so much is because it cooks meat perfectly. It keeps it really juicy and tender, rather than drying it out.
Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder
When it comes to making pulled pork, a boneless pork shoulder is the joint you want to use. This joint will be really easy to shred once it is cooked. You want to make sure it doesn’t have too much fat on it, however you could cut the extra fat off it before putting it in the slow cooker.
What Spices To Use on Pulled Pork
The key to perfecting pulled pork is getting the spice blend just right for the rub. We have tested this recipe over and over again to get it right and this is our favourite spice blend. The perfect balance of paprika, cumin, oregano and chipotle powder, with some salt and pepper.
How Long To Cook Pulled Pork for in the Slow Cooker
When it comes to cooking meat in the slow cooker, we think low and slow is best. We recommend cooking it on low for 7-8 hours. However you can cook it in your slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours. It will depend on your slow cooker and the size of your pork shoulder too. If your pork isn’t falling apart then it isn’t tender enough and it needs some extra time.
What To Serve Pulled Pork With
This recipe has so many uses. You can serve it on top of rice or mashed potatoes, use it on nachos, enchiladas and tacos or even put leftovers on a salad. This recipe makes a big batch so you will have lots of leftovers to use in different ways. We like to mix it with some BBQ sauce too.
Can You Freeze Pulled Pork?
Yes, pulled pork freezes really well. You can portion it out and it will keep in the fridge for 2-3 months. It will also keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, but it might start to get a bit dry.
The best way to reheat pulled pork is in a pan with a little oil. It will only takes a couple of minutes.
- Slow cooker all cook things at different rates. You want to make sure that you don’t overcook your pork as it will dry out. The pork is cooked when it easily shreds with a fork.
- If you don’t like any spice, then you can leave the chilli out of the spice rub.
- Try serving leftovers mixed with BBQ sauce in a bun with homemade coleslaw.
- If there is a lot of juice in your slow cooker after you take the joint out to shred, then you might want to remove some of the mixture before putting the shredded meat back in.
Want to try some other slow cooker recipes? How about these:
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Beef Casserole
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 500 g pork shoulder fat trimmed, cut into chucnks
- 350 g passata
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 tsp chipotle en adobo
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Put the pork in the slow cooker.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low (or using the oven as mentioned above).
- Once cooked, use two forks to shred the pork.