Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I am a huge fan of pulled pork, its one of those meals that is great for summer bbq’s, winter Christmas markets and parties. There is never a bad time for pulled pork. I have previously shared my delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe which is a firm family favourite, however I wanted to share my new favourite Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe.

This is a less saucy dish is cooked with spices and delicious served with lashings of home made apple sauce and stuffing for a hearty delicious meal.

How to make the best easy slow cooker pulled pork

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This Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe Is Perfect For Parties.

It’s one of those recipes you can prepare ahead if you are having a get together. Planning a gathering can be a stressful affair, thus having a crock pot meal you can throw into a slow cooker and leave cooking away whilst you concentrate on other things is perfect.

The beauty of this pulled pork recipe is that it needs no effort and attention. When it’s cooked, you simple shred it in the pot and it’s ready to serve. That is entertaining food at its very best.

However its also the best weekend family meal. Allowing you to enjoy family time knowing your slow cooker dinner is cooking away happily, thus needing to spend less time in the kitchen.

How to make slow cooker pulled pork

Is Pulled Pork Better In The Oven Or Slow Cooker?

In my opinion its the slow cooker every time, the meat is tender and just fall apart. Plus cooking slowly in all of these delicious spices infuses that divine smoky flavour into the meat.

Do You Have To Brown The Pork Before Slow Cooking?

No, I never brown the pork, this is a time saving family recipe so just pop it in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.

How Do You Add Flavour To Pulled Pork?

It’s all in the vinegar, herbs and spices, for the recipe I use apple cider vinegar to give it a kick, golden syrup for the sweet sticky flavour and cinnamon and paprika for the smoky flavour.

How Do You Make The Meat Fall Apart?

It’s all in the slow cooking, follow this recipe and I promise your pulled pork with fall apart, just use two forks to shred your cooked meat whilst it’s still in the slow cooker.

Easy slow cooker pulled pork with spices

How To Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Pork Shoulder
  • 50 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 150 ml water
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Chop the onions and prepare the spices in a bowl
Chop the onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker adding the water and vinegar

How To Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork?

  1. Chop the onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker adding the water and vinegar.
  2. Trim all visible fat off the pork and discard it.
  3. Now mix the golden syrup, spices, garlic, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Roll the pork into the spicy syrup mixture.
  5. Place in the slow cooker on top on the onions and set the slow cooker to high, leaving for 8 hours, turning every 2 hours or so.
  6. When your pork is cooked shred with a fork and served from the crock pot.
  7. Serve with apple sauce and stuffing.
Trim all visible fat off the pork
Trim all visible fat off the pork and discard it.
Rub the pork in all the spices and golden syrup and then add to the slow cooker and place the lid on
Roll the pork into the spicy syrup mixture.
Slow cooker pulled pork with apple sauce

Can You Freeze Slow Cooker Pulled Pork?

Yes, I have frozen pulled pork many times, I cook the recipe in large batches and freeze in meal size portions once cool. However remember to thoroughly defrost on before reheating. It can also be kept in the fridge for 48 hours. 

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Serving Suggestions

When I think of pulled pork I always image it served with a brown roll with apple sauce and stuffing. However there are many ways to also serve pulled pork with or without bread.

  • Serve with rice for an extra hearty winters meal
  • Tacos of fajitas and pickled red cabbage
  • Or mashed potatoes and vegetables
  • On pizza
  • Pulled pork is delicious on a jacket potato
  • Or as a side to a hearty salad.
The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe Ever

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

An easy and delicious slow cooker pulled pork recipe. This is a low in fat family friendly recipe that is great for cooking for parties or batch cooking.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 kg Pork Shoulder
  • 50 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 150 ml water
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

    Chop the onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker adding the water and vinegar.

    Trim all visible fat off the pork and discard it.

    Now mix the golden syrup, spices, garlic, salt and pepper together in a bowl.

    Roll the pork into the spicy syrup mixture.

    Place in the slow cooker on top on the onions and set the slow cooker to high, leaving for 8 hours, turning every 2 hours or so.

    When your pork is cooked shred with a fork and served from the crock pot.

    Serve with apple sauce and stuffing.

Notes

Can You Freeze Slow Cooker Pulled Pork?
Yes, I have frozen pulled pork many times, I cook the recipe in large batches and freeze in meal size portions once cool. However remember to thoroughly defrost on before reheating. It can also be kept in the fridge for 48 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 507mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 39g
The best slow cooker Pulled pork recipe

3 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe”

  1. Hi Sarah

    I love the sound of this – always on the lookout for a good pulled pork recipe! It says to chop the onions but the recipe makes no mention of onions. Could you confirm how many you use? Thanks!

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