Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a simple yet delicious pulled pork recipe! Rubbed with a homemade spice blend, the pork butt is cooked low and slow until fall-apart tender. Perfect for pulled pork sandwiches and more!

What Cut of Pork to Use

First thing’s first for this recipe, picking out a pork roast! For this recipe, there are a couple options that work, but I highly recommend the boneless pork shoulder butt. It has the perfect amount of fat for flavor and decadence. Plus, it doesn’t have a bone! A bone-in pork butt can also be used, but may require more cook time and then the removal of the bone at the end. 

Boneless pork shoulder butts do come with cooking twine wrapped around it, so it will need to be removed prior to putting into the slow cooker. Personally, I think it is easier to remove it before cooking rather than afterwards. 

Homemade Spice Mix

Since this recipe is has an ingredient that is short and sweet, this homemade spice mix brings the pork to life! It adds wonderful flavor all while not being too overwhelming. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt

I bet most of these items are already in your cupboards! Perfect, right? Simply mix all the spices together and rub the pork butt down to completely cover it. While the pork is cooking away in the slow cooker, the spices come to life and infuse the pork butt with loads of flavor. Makes it irresistibly good and your house smell amazing!

How to Serve

Traditionally speaking, pulled pork is perfect for, well, pulled pork sandwiches haha! And this slow cooker pulled pork is no different. Layer on your favorite bbq sauce, a couple slices of pickles and dig in! Here’s some other ways to serve this slow cooker pulled pork:

  • Pulled pork sandwiches
  • Tacos 
  • Burrito bowls or burritos
  • Loaded baked potato topping
  • Pizza topping
  • As is! Serve with sides such as Creamy Baked Mac n Cheese

This recipe is great for meal prepping or leftovers. It re-heats wonderfully! It can also be made in advance, stored in the cooking juices (just keep it all in the slow cooker) and re-heat the day of! 

Looking for other Pork Recipes? Check these out!

Herb Smothered Pork Chops
Simple Smoked Pulled Pork
BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs



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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a simple yet delicious pulled pork recipe! Rubbed with a homemade spice blend, the pork butt is cooked low and slow until fall-apart tender. Perfect for pulled pork sandwiches and more!


  • 4 pound boneless pork shoulder butt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt. Remove the cooking twine from the pork butt and place into the bottom of a slow cooker. Generously cover and rub the spice mix into the pork butt.
  2. Cover with a lid and cook on high 6 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred and pull the pork butt into pieces, toss in the juices and serve. Enjoy!


  • If using a bone-in pork shoulder butt, cook for 6 hours on high.
  • Use the pulled pork for pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, burritos, chilis and more!
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 488
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 451mg
  • Fat: 36.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 38.3g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg

Keywords: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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