Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Relax and enjoy tender pulled pork sandwiches for dinner by letting your slow cooker do all the work!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4


tablespoon kosher (coarse) salt
tablespoon paprika
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon packed brown sugar
pork loin roast (2 1/2 to 3 lb)
cup water
cup barbecue sauce

  • 1 In small bowl, stir together salt, paprika, garlic powder and brown sugar.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rinse pork roast under cool water. Rub salt mixture on pork to cover completely. Place pork in slow cooker. Add water to side of pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 4 In slow cooker, use 2 forks to shred pork. Stir in barbecue sauce until well mixed.

Expert Tips

For a spicier pulled pork, stir 1 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chiles into the barbecue sauce before mixing with the pork.

The spice rub can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container.