Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is super easy to make, full of flavor and a great protein to add to meals. Great on salads, in tacos, burritos, over rice or with roasted veggies.Jump to Recipe
The first time I made this recipe, I had perfect strangers drooling. We had just moved into a new apartment and our fridge was on the fritz. We’d had a maintenance man pop in while we were at out to try and fix it, and also while the Apple Cider Pulled Pork cooked nearby for dinner. That afternoon when I returned home from teaching, I was unloading my car and daughter when the maintenance man approached me.
“Everything should be working okay with your fridge now,” he informed me. I thanked him for checking it out and started to walk to towards front door when I heard him start speaking again.
“Um, what do you have cooking in that crock pot in there?” he asked, a smidge uncomfortably.
Visions of exploding slow cookers or something as equally shocking (and unlikely) filled my imagination as I stuttered “Oh, um, just a apple cider pulled pork recipe I’m playing around with. Why?”
“Oh, well, it just smells really good. Like, really good. It was hard stay focused with that cooking near by. Enjoy your dinner and feel free to send me your leftovers,” he chuckled as we waved goodbye.
When near strangers are begging for your leftover dinner, you know you have a home run of a recipe.
And it really is a home run. Its everything you want in a pulled pork. Tender, juicy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The acid from the apple cider and apple cider vinegar help to tenderize the meat while also keeping it juicy and flavorful. The low and slow cooking method makes it fall apart as soon as your fork touches it and shreds beautifully.
Eat it on a salad (how I personally love it), over some rice, or even on a bun! The great thing about pulled pork is that it is so adaptable and is a true crowd pleaser. Plus, IT IS MADE IN A SLOW COOKER. That right there makes me love this recipe, even if the taste hadn’t won me over already. Slow cookers make my life easier and keep my sanity intact. I have energy (and caffeine in my veins) first thing in the morning and getting a wholesome dinner into the slower cooker before I embark upon my day makes dinner time way less stressful and hectic. I’m a slow cooker junkie without apology. Now let’s get you hooked on Slow Cooker Pulled Pork too.
Other slow cooker recipes you’ve got to try!
- Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
- Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili
- Slow Cooker Chicken & Butternut Squash Stew
- Slow Cooker Garlic Rosemary Whole Chicken
- Slow Cooker Almond Butter Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- slow cooker
- 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder
- 1 large yellow onion peeled and sliced into rings
- 1-2 tbsp paprika or to taste
- 1/2-1 tsp black pepper ot to taste
- 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple cider
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Arrange the sliced onion rings at the bottom of your slow cooker and place the pork shoulder on top.
- Pour vinegar and apple cider over the pork shoulder and onions. Next, pour coconut oil over pork shoulder as well.
- In a small bowl, mix together paprika, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder. Sprinkle the mixture over the pork shoulder, rubbing it into the meat a little.
- Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until meat easily falls apart.
- Once the pork is done cooking, remove from the slow cooker and place in a large bowl. Using two forks, shred the meat. Pour 1/2 cup of liquid from the slow cooker onto the shredded meat and stir to combine.
- Enjoy warm
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
This looks delicious but I don’t have a slow cooker. Would it work in my oven? I do pulled beef in 3 hours at 160 Celsius – would that work here to you think? Thanks 😀
I’m so excited to try this and bought almost all of the ingredients today. I’m struggling to find the unsweetened apple cider anywhere. I didn’t even see it on amazon. Could you tell me where you find it?! Thanks!
I usually find it local to me, but you can also use unsweetened apple juice! Apple cider is just unfiltered juice, so the taste will be the same
Awesome. Thank you so much!!
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