Slow Cooker Spiced Pork Shoulder

Slow cooker spiced pork shoulder

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 1 roast (8 to 10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
588 Calories
36g Fat
2g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 roast (8 to 10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 588
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 59g
Calcium 61mg 5%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A boneless pork shoulder is cooked in the slow cooker with sliced onions and a delicious blend of curry powder and other spices. Serve this flavorful slow cooked pork with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetable.


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (about 4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (divided)
  • 1 large onion (halved and thinly sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. You can leave the netting on the roast or take it off and tie with twine.

  2. Combine the soy sauce, garlic powder, curry powder, ginger, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Rub the roast all over with the spice mixture.

  3. Put 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet and cook the onions over medium-high heat until lightly browned and softened. Remove and set aside.

  4. Sear the roast in the pan on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes in all. Put the pork roast in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker along with the onions. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, until very tender.

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