Easy Pulled Pork in a Crock-pot

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  • Servings : 8-10 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10:0 h
  • Ready In : 10:0 h

For this easy pulled pork recipe, you coat the pork shoulder (also known as pork butt) with a homemade spice rub made of brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. You place the pork shoulder on a bed of onions and add a little bit of water and that’s it! You can serve it on bread, add it to an egg omelet, anything! This is a great recipe to make if you need to feed a big crowd. It also freezes well (if you have any left over).


  • 1 (4 - 5 pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water


Step 1

For the rub: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix it well with your hands. Taste the mixture to make sure it has enough salt.

Step 2

Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder. Be sure to get it deep into the pork.

Step 3

In a crock-pot, place some of the sliced onions along the bottom of the pot.

Step 4

Add the meat and place the remainder of the onions on top.

Step 5

Add 1 cup of water into the crock-pot and cook on low for 10 hours.

Step 6

Turn off the crock-pot and place the pork on a large plate or cutting board.

Step 7

Pour the onion mixture from the crock-pot into a bowl and set aside.

Step 8

Using a fork and some tongs, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Get rid of any large pieces of fat.

Step 9

Return the shredded meat to the crock-pot and add in a little bit of the onion mixture that you set aside (to help moisten the meat). Serve warm.

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