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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

slow-cooker pulled pork Entree
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4

With just six ingredients and ten minutes of prep time, you can pull together a crock pot pulled pork recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners, potluck meals or family picnic celebrations. Choose your favorite barbeque sauce—sweet or spicy—to make the dish uniquely your own. MORE+ LESS-

Sarah Caron
Updated June 14, 2019

Ingredients

1
tablespoon paprika
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1
boneless pork shoulder roast (2 1/2 to 3 lb)
1/4
cup water
1
cup barbecue sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    In small bowl, stir together paprika, salt, garlic powder and brown sugar.
  • 2
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rub paprika mixture on pork to cover completely. Place pork in slow cooker. Pour water around pork.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or High heat setting 3 to 4 hours, until extremely tender.
  • 4
    Transfer pork to cutting board. Let rest until cool enough to handle. Use 2 forks to shred pork.
  • 5
    Discard liquid in slow cooker. Wipe out slow cooker. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Return shredded pork to slow cooker; stir in barbecue sauce until well mixed. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

  • Pulled pork is exactly what a slow-cooker is meant to be used for—to slowly braise food, in a steamy environment until exceedingly tender. Larger, tougher cuts of meat are particularly excellent cooked this way.
  • Serve alongside garlicky mashed potatoes, wrap up in tortillas with taco garnishes, or go the sandwich route: pile it up on a crusty, toasted bun with a generous spoonful of coleslaw on top.
  • Chuck pot roast is a good choice to slow cook until it falls apart. Waiting to stir in the barbecue sauce until the meat is done keeps the flavor fresh and the sauce nice and thick.
  • For a spicier pulled pork, stir 1 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chiles into the barbecue sauce before mixing with the pork.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
175mg
59%
Sodium
1410mg
59%
Potassium
970mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
24g
Protein
60g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It’s slow cooker to the rescue in this super-simple pulled pork recipe. Pulled pork from the slow cooker can be served over rice, or you can add soft bakery buns and allow everyone to pull together their own warm sandwiches. Add a container or two of deli coleslaw or potato salad, and don’t forget to include some briny dill pickles as a tangy complement to the rich pork. Fresh fruit is great for dessert, especially if watermelon is in season. Now that you’ve gotten a taste of how good a pork main dish made in the slow cooker can be, check out more of Betty’s best pork recipes.

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