I ♥ My Slow Cooker – Pulled Pork

February 25, 2014 6

I ♥ My Slow Cooker – Pulled Pork

Certain things benefit from time. Diamonds, for example, are created after many years of pressure. While using a slow cooker doesn’t take years, it does make a pork shoulder so tender, delicious, amazing, scrumptious, and…well the list goes on. The best part is how simple and effortless it is to make. You’ll be glad you did.

Sam the Cooking Guy


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-10 hours
  • Yield: 12 servings



  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon each Kosher salt, cumin, chipotle (or regular) chili powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar
  • One 3 – 5 pound pork shoulder (also called a pork butt, though it doesn’t come from there)


  1. Put onions and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker pot, add chicken broth. Combine salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and brown sugar – mix well and rub into pork really well. Place pork on top of onions, put lid on and turn on slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high 6 to 8 hours, or on low 8 to 10 hours – or until pork is very tender. Remove, and use two forks to shred.

Comments (6)

  1. Thanks to those who pointed out the error on the cooking times. It’s now fixed! Should be 8-10 on low or 6-8 on high.

    - Amy Laskin
  2. Don’t you mean 8-10 hours on low and 6-8 hours on high? Am I the 279th person who’s asked?

    - Sara
  3. I think you have the timing for your High/Low cooking backwards. It should say to cook on high 6-8 hours and on low 8-10 hours.

    - Sandy
  4. Same comment as last time I emailed–how about some nutritional info for your recipes?
    I need to know, fat, calories, sodium for my healthy diet.

    - S.colburn
    1. Hi There – Unfortunately we do not have nutritional info for the recipes, but it’s something we’re looking into for future posts. In the meantime, you may want to try this site for help: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

      - Above & Beyond
      1. Thanks! I hope you eventually can supply the nutritional info as I am often surprised at something I think is relatively healthy but when I read the info, it’s not after all.

        - Susan

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