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How to make The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork! Everyone is sure to love this amazing slow cooker pulled pork.  The perfect blend of spices make it tender and bursting with flavor!
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The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

How to make the best slow cooker pulled pork! The perfect homemade spice blend makes it great for sandwiches, tacos and more!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (try smoked paprika for more of that smoked flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Mix together all of the dried spices and rub into all sides of the pork
  • Place vinegar and water in bottom of slow cooker
  • Carefully add pork (so you don't wash off spices)
  • Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours
  • Remove pork and shred (remove any large fatty pieces and discard)
  • Add juices from slow cooker as desired

Notes

Tip 1: Save a bit of seasoning and toss it with cooked pulled pork to add extra kick (but just a tad, you don't want to ruin the delicious flavors of the meat!)
Tip 2: If you want brown crispy ends you can put shredded meat on foil lined baking sheet and broil for a couple of minutes in the oven (watch carefully!)

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 351mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg