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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Cooking this pork slowly combined with strong seasonings results in a tender and juicy, fall-apart pulled pork recipe. This Easy Slow Cooker Pulled pork is simple to prepare and makes delicious sandwiches.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Marinating Time (Optional)8 hrs
Total Time16 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, pulled pork, slow cooker
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Aimee Mars | Aimee Mars Living


  • lb Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Orange juiced


  • 2 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper


  • Prepare the meat by trimming the excess fat from the pork shoulder and discard it.
  • In a small bowl whisk the dry rub ingredients together and cover all sides of the pork shoulder, cover in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour or up to 8 in the refrigerator. If short on time add directly to the slow cooker and pour the remaining rub on top.
  • Place the diced onion, minced garlic, and orange juice in the slow cooker. Layer the prepped pork shoulder on top. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Remove the meat from the slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. Using two forks shred the pork. For juicier meat toss the leftover liquid from the slow cooker in with the shredded meat.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg