Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

When I worked outside of the home, I used my slow cooker a lot. It was always so nice to come home and have dinner waiting. This past summer when I was desperate to keep the house cool, I found myself using it again and haven’t really stopped. Meats are so succulent and tender after being slow cooked, and my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is one such recipe.

I typically use the pulled pork to make sliders, piling it onto my favorite sweet rolls. They are great when served with sweet potato fries or cole slaw. This meal is perfect for any night of the week, and is a Sunday game day favorite at my house.

My grocery store seems to have Boston butt, which is a pork shoulder cut, on sale every few weeks. I keep an eye out for when it’s down to $2.50 a pound and grab a few.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
  • 3 ½ to 5 pound Boston butt (pork shoulder) roast
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  1. Sprinkle the onions, in an even layer, into the slow cooker.
  2. Season pork with seasoned salt and pepper. Using a knife cut small slits into the roast, and insert a clove of garlic into each slit.
  3. Place the pork roast in the slow cooker, on top of the onions, and add ½ cup broth or water.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.
  5. Remove meat and let cool. When it’s cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks into bite size pieces.
  6. Serve with buns or rolls, and BBQ sauce if desired. I like to eat mine without sauce, instead with a little shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.

About the Author

Angela is a mom, dog lover, food and travel enthusiast. She is co-author of the family and lifestyle blog About a Mom.


  1. Tammy Schweitz says

    I made it the other day for my son & fiancee they love it. Slowcooker best thang they put on the market too me thanks again. HappY Valentine Day too you & your Family

  2. Maddie k. says

    Omgoodness that looks tasty. If I didn’t already have skirt steak out I would pull out the pork and make this for dinner.

  3. Rich Hicks says

    This is a pretty easy one to prepare. Start it before going to work and have a meal ready when youget home. ANd a tasty one on top of that!

  4. Erika Birrell says

    My mom made this for us in my slow cooker, when she was here visiting last summer. It was sooo good! I need to make this as I run of of ideas for supper time. Thanks!!!

  5. Krista Grandstaff says

    Found it for .97 a lb and bought 15…LOL… I would have gotten more but it was first thing in the morning and I didn’t have time to stand around while they packaged more… I have one thawing now for pulled pork tomorrow, and another to shred for enchiladas and tacos… I also throw one in the crock pot with a few cans of sauerkraut…a sprinkling of brown gravy mix and a dark German beer… serve with mashed potatoes and hard rolls..delish. Thank God for crock pots!

  6. Nikkie Cossairt says

    This looks sooooo good! Thanks for the great recipe, I think I know what I am cooking for dinner tomorrow night!

  7. says

    When I make pulled pork, I first put the meat in the crock pot and pour in a half a 2-liter of rootbeer, and let it cook til just before the meat becomes fork tender. Drain the rootbeer, throw in some onions, garlic, and whatever seasonings ya like, let it cook til fork tender, shred it up, good to go.

    The rootbeer just gives it this taste that is amazing, and if you use a spicy or bold bbq sauce, it tastes even better.

  8. natalie nichols says

    We had slow cooker pork last night. I love it because you can make a really large chunk of meat and then freeze the leftovers in single portions for lunches. It’s great

  9. Carmen says

    I love slow cooker recipes. This one sound tasty. I can’t wait to try it. I have a quick chicken one I do in the slow cooker for fajita or chicken taco meat for wraps or shells. Chicken breasts and a bottle of salsa slow cooked all day until it can be shredded with a fork. Very simple for a working mom.

  10. Bill Elliott says

    This recipe looks mouth watering and easy to make. Think I just found what we are having for dinner tomorrow.
    Thank you for the recipe.

  11. ANN*H says

    These are so popular now. I have never made one but want to – I just have to make the time to do it. I will keep this recipe as it sounds good to me and easy to do in the crock pot. Thanks so much. I am going to have to try it with the cheese on top like you do : )

  12. travelbuds says

    I just cooked a pork roast in my slow cooker yesterday. It was so yummy. I’m going to try the above recipe next. Thanks.

  13. says

    I love a great slow cooker recipe…whenever I did pulled pork I always just made it up as I went along…usually turned out pretty good, but there have been a couple of failed batches lol Thanks for sharing :)


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