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a pulled pork sandwich made in a slow cooker topped with bbq sauce and a side of coleslaw on a white plate.
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

This slow cooker pulled pork is one of my family's favorite meals! It is flavorful, juicy, and so easy to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Broil Time (optional)5 mins
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, meat, sandwich
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 1250kcal


  • 1 6-8 pound bone-in pork shoulder


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cut the pork into 6-8 smaller pieces, and rub the spice mixture over all surfaces of the meat.
  • To make the sauce, whisk together the barbecue sauce, beef broth, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  • Add the pork pieces to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the top of the pork. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, until the pork is tender and easy to shred.
  • Shred the pork pieces, discarding any chunks of fat, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle 1 cup of the sauce over the top of the pork. Broil 5-10 minutes, or until the pork is just slightly crispy and browned. Serve hot.


Calories: 1250kcal