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Slow cooker pulled pork on a white plate

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is an easy, dump and go recipe that results in perfectly tender, flavorful shredded pork. It's great served in nachos, tacos, sandwiches and more!
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Ingredients

For the pork:

  • 4 lbs. pork shoulder cut into 4 large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt if using sea salt or regular table salt, reduce the amount of salt by half
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed and peeled
  • 12 ounces beer use your favorite regular or gluten-free beer, or substitute with stock, pineapple juice, apple cider or water

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, smoked paprika and cumin and sprinkle evenly over the pieces of pork.
  • Place the diced onion and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker, then place the pieces of pork over the top.
  • Pour the beer over the pork and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for about 6 hours or until tender enough to shred easily.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place in a large bowl. Shred with two forks and discard any large pieces of fat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then add some of the liquid from the slow cooker for added moisture as necessary. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip:  Prep the aromatics and pork the night before so that you can dump it all in the slow cooker in the morning and go!
  • I prefer to cook this pork low and slow in the slow cooker.  The longer it cooks, the more tender it will be!
  • This slow cooker pulled pork recipe can be tossed in bbq sauce and used in sandwiches, as a filling for baked sweet potatoes or a topping for nachos.  It's also great tossed with tomatillo salsa for tacos!
  • Change up the seasoning with my bbq chicken rub, taco seasoning, or use your favorite dry rub.
  • Pork will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, so it's great for meal prep! 

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 839mg, Potassium: 675mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 362IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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