Pulled Pork – Super Simple in Crock Pot


Pulled Pork - Super Simple in the Crock Pot

Easy, tender pulled pork with a rub and a minimum of steps.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Christine Gallary


  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 TBSP packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 4.5-5 pound bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 cups prepared barbque sauce optional


  1. Place onions and garlic in even layer in crockpot
  2. Pour in stock
  3. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl and mix well
  4. Rub spice mixture all over pork
  5. Place pork on top of onions and garlic
  6. At this point you can cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight
  7. Cover and cook until pork is fork tender 6-8 hours on high or 8-10 on low.
  8. Remove pork to cutting board
  9. Strain the onion mixture and return solids to cooker
  10. Set the strained liquid aside
  11. Remove bone and any large pieces of fat from the pork
  12. Shred the meat into bit sized pieces
  13. (If using Bar B Q sauce return meat to cooker and add sauce to meat & combine)
  14. If not using Bar B Q sauce, skim fat from cooking liquid and add about 1/4 cup cooking liquid to moisten meat.
  15. Taste and season with salt as needed
  16. Enjoy the juiciest pork ever.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Chowhound
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