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Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe

Every time I bring this dish to a potluck I get asked, "Where did you get the pork?" People are surprised to hear me say that I made it. When I tell them how simple the recipe is, they are doubly surprised. The two-step process fits the demanding schedule of any teacher—easy to make and easy to serve.—Betsy Rivas, Chesterfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 8 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hickory Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 10 kaiser rolls, split


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, 1 tablespoon pepper, salt, chili powder and cayenne. Rub over roast; cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the vinegar, broth, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke, if desired, and remaining pepper; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Remove meat from slow cooker; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup on each roll. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 419 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1076mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 195947
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"This pork has a nice vinegar flavor. I don't think it's overpowering like some Carolina recipes, however. Instead of returning the shredded pork to the slow cooker immediately, I cooled down the cooking liquid and skimmed the fat off the top. Then when I served the pork the next day, I reheated the liquid and doctored it up to our taste. The pork was pretty flavorful on its own, so I wouldn't have had to do that at all. Overall, an easy slow cooked pork recipe."

WendyHewitt User ID: 1363693 212771
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Good but too much on the spicy side. Didn't have the taste we were looking for."

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