|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 12|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||71%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
For this crowd-pleasing recipe, pork shoulder is cooked to perfection in the crock pot with your favorite barbecue sauce for a fabulous main dish or pulled pork sandwiches. It's incredibly easy and almost entirely hands-off, making it perfect for family dinners, game day gatherings, and potlucks. You can shred it in the pot and keep it warm while serving.
This is a basic recipe for pulled pork shoulder using a boneless or bone-in shoulder (also known as a Boston butt), but be sure your pork shoulder will fit in the slow cooker and will allow you to put the cover on tightly before starting. If needed, you can cut the pork into pieces so that it will fit in the cooker. You'll only need a couple of other ingredients to make this tasty dish.
If you have extra crock pot pulled pork, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to three months. Or get creative with your leftover pulled pork and use it to make tamales, egg rolls, and more.
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Gather the ingredients.
Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker. Add the water and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If desired, add chopped onions.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender.
Remove roast and discard the fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork and then return the meat to the slow cooker.
Mix some barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor—about 1/2 to 1 cup of sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for about 30 minutes to 1 hour longer, until hot.
Serve as-is or on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw and extra barbecue sauce on the side.
- You can change up the flavors of this pulled pork recipe greatly depending on what kind of barbecue sauce you select. From a South Carolina mustard-based sauce to a ketchup-based Memphis barbecue sauce, there are endless variations.
- Try something a little ifferent with a Korean or Thai barbecue sauce.
- If the roast is too large to fit in one piece, cut it into large chunks or trim it to fit in your slow cooker crockery insert.
- Low and slow is the best method for cooking pork shoulder. You'll know it's done when the meat is so tender you can easily pull it apart with a fork.
- While it's hard to overcook pork shoulder when it's on low in a slow cooker, it will eventually become dry as more liquid evaporates.