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pulled pork recipe

Pulled Pork Recipe

  • Author: Jeanine
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Savor the mouthwatering goodness of homemade best Pulled Pork Recipe with this easy-to-follow pulled pork recipe slow cooker.



Main Ingredients:

  • 45 pounds pork shoulder or butt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth

BBQ Sauce (Optional):

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Pork:

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • In a small bowl, mix smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper to create a dry rub.
  • Rub the pork with the dry rub, ensuring an even coating.

Sear the Pork:

  • In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the pork on all sides until golden brown.

Slow Cook the Pork:

  • Pour chicken broth into the pot, covering the pork.
  • Cover the pot and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  • Slow-cook for 3-4 hours or until the pork easily shreds with a fork.

Make the BBQ Sauce (Optional):

  • In a saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens.

Shred the Pork:

  • Once the pork is tender, remove it from the pot and shred it using two forks.

Combine with BBQ Sauce (Optional):

  • Mix the shredded pork with the prepared BBQ sauce, ensuring an even coating.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve the pulled pork on sandwiches, tacos, or as desired.
  • Garnish with coleslaw or pickles if desired.
  • Enjoy the flavorful and tender pulled pork with your favorite accompaniments.


Nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on the specific ingredients used and portion sizes. The values provided are for the pulled pork without the optional BBQ sauce.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg

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