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Recipe for the best damn slow cooker pulled pork

Best Damn Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 8hrs 10min
  • Yield: 6-10 servings


Tender, succulent and juicy pulled pork made to perfection in your slow cooker. Made with a simple dry rub and slow cooked in a savory mix to create the most delicious homemade pulled pork.


  • 3lb – 4lb pork shoulder butt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke


  1. Cut meat into 4-6 equal sized pieces. Trim fat as desired.
  2. In a bowl, mix salt, pepper, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper and rub all over meat.
  3. Add chicken broth, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke to slow cooker and whisk it together. Place meat into slow cooker.
  4. Slow cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  5. Remove meat to a bowl and shred with two forks. Serve with juices from slow cooker or add your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: BBQ
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pulled pork, BBQ, slow cooker, crockpot