Recipe: The Best Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot!

This is some of the best pulled pork I’ve had in a long time (I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe for months!), and it also doesn’t include any highly processed ingredients like refined sugar, corn syrup, or ketchup.

My husband says it is so good that no BBQ sauce is necessary. Now, you know it’s good pulled pork when that happens. He would like me to pass on that he does like to dip it into a little hot sauce, although I for sure prefer mine with nothing added. Try it both ways and decide for yourself. Either way this is a great dish for serving (and pleasing!) a crowd.

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Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot
Serves: 6 - 8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 3 to 3 ½ pounds pork shoulder, cut in half
Instructions
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the first six ingredients (all of the spices) with a fork.
  2. Pour in the honey, vinegar, and olive oil and stir to form a paste.
  3. Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top it with the 2 pieces of pork and then pour the honey paste over all sides of the pork pieces. It’s okay if some of it (or a lot of it) just drips down to the bottom.
  4. Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender enough to be easily shredded with a fork.
  5. Serve warm with fixings like homemade cole slaw and cornbread. My husband also likes his dipped in a little hot sauce. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers.
Notes
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
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Comments

  1. Victoria |

    Wow! I made this last week and it was ah-mazing!!!!! Thank you so much. Came out perfectly and I followed your recipe exactly. X

  2. Sabine |

    I have never done a pulled pork before and was wanting to use my crock pot. I found this recipe and thought I would try it. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry, which was great. I made it yesterday and I have to say it was absolutely amazing and super easy. My family LOVED it. I did end up with liquid as well so I took the roast out of the crock pot, strained the liquid to remove the fatty parts, then put the roast back in, poured the liquid over the roast and shredded it. It was moist and super tasty. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks Lisa!!!

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