Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The easiest way to make pulled pork sandwiches. This feeds a crowd so it's perfect for family get togethersFollow The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen on PinterestFacebook, Twitter or Instagram!   I’d love to connect with you!

I am so excited that fall is officially here and that the temperature is heading down!  This always brings my appetite up and my slow cooker out.  With Football season well under way and the World Series headed in to game 6 it’s time to have all your friends over for a big party.  With a big party you need to feed those hungry mouths with some good and hearty food.

Having in lived in Memphis, TN for most of my life I am kinda fussy about the BBQ I eat.  Now that I live in Kansas City, where they have such a different style, I take every chance I can get to have the Southern way.  When ordering long distance from The Germantown Commissary is out of the question I make my own.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The easiest way to make pulled pork sandwiches. This feeds a crowd so it's perfect for family get togethersTender slow cooked meat in the perfect blend of spices is a perfect Sports watching food.  Adding in your own homemade BBQ makes it even better.

I use spices that I am sure that you have in your pantry right now.  Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika.

To get that perfect taste I cook the pork roast in apple cider vinegar and beer!  It might seem like a strange concoction but trust me when I say that you can not go wrong with this recipe.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The easiest way to make pulled pork sandwiches. This feeds a crowd so it's perfect for family get togethersThe way we eat BBQ in Memphis! Cole Slaw on the sandwich.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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  • 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 tbsp of each: salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp of each: onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bottle of beer (any beer is fine I used an IPA)
  • varied amounts of water


  • leave the string on the pork roast
  • mix all the spices in a small bowl
  • rub the spices all over the roast
  • place in the slow cooker
  • pour in the cider vinegar and beer
  • add enough water to take the liquid just to the top of the roast
  • set cooker to slow and leave for 7-8 hours
  • when ready cut string off the roast and the meat will just fall apart
  • use two forks to shred the meat
  • use in sandwiches or BBQ plates or just however you love your Q!
  • Enjoy





I have 42 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. […] I really love my bbq sauce on is Pulled Pork!  Being from Memphis I am very particular about my Que’.  Something I am quite vocal about. […]

  2. manda says:

    Swiss steak.

  3. Ben (Ada) says:

    I make roast in the slow cooker

  4. Joan says:

    I would make my slow cooker favorite, easy beef stroganoff; immediatley followed by bolognese sauce!

  5. terrier smith says:

    I would love to make good old BEEF STEW AND DUMPLINGS just as my mother taught me now 4 children and 2 grandchildren 33yrs ago it was our heart of the home our kitchen and BEEF STEW

  6. Angela says:

    I’d make some soup!

  7. D Schmidt says:

    The first meal would be sweet and sour meatballs

  8. AlexisB says:

    I would make chili! It is my family’s favorite cooler weather meal!

  9. Jessica Dow says:

    I want to make Italian Chicken.

  10. Vera K says:

    The first meal I would make in this cooker would be vegetarian chili.

  11. Vunda V says:

    i would make teriyaki pineapple chicken!

  12. jan says:

    the first thing I would try is a pot roast

  13. Jamie Trammell says:

    If I won this awesome slow cooker, my first meal in it would be white chicken chili! It’s been sounding sooooo good lately :)

  14. Cindy A. says:

    I would make classic beef stew with pumpkin cornbread muffins. Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Lisa Brown says:

    I would make chili and rice in the slow cooker.
    Thank you :)

  16. Donna Tollison says:

    I would make a pot of chili, my Dad’s favorite. We recently lost my Mama to Alzheimer’s and that would be a great “comfort” food for him. Plus, we are getting into November & cooler temps. & what better way to keep warm.

    • I am so sorry for your loss. I do think comfort food is a great way to start the healing process.

      • Donna says:

        Thank you Chandra for your kind words. Thankfully, Dad & I were able to keep Mama home and in familiar surroundings. I work full-time but still did their cooking and cleaning. Wouldn’t take anything for the time spent with her.

  17. Carla S says:

    I would make slow cooker french toast first. :)

  18. I love crock pot meals! I love a good pulled any kind of meat sandwich with sauce. I would love to make some chicken n dumplings in a crock pot asap!
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  19. I’m hankering for some rib sticking beef stew!! But your pork looks good too!

  20. First off, that BBQ pulled pork recipe looks divine! And to top it off with cole slaw makes it that much better. My mouth is watering now. The first meal I would make in this crock pot is the Mississippi crockpot roast. Yummy!!

  21. Christy Spurlock says:

    I will make a pot roast with potatoes and carrots.

  22. Cheryl Lane says:

    Used a crockpot for years. Nothing gets you in the mood for comfort food like smelling the flavor through the day or stepping in the door ready to eat! It’s must for BBQ if you don’t want to fuss with a smoker. Best kitchen tool, and they keep getting better.

  23. Heather says:

    I would make Jambalaya!

  24. Brandy G says:

    Would love to try this cooker as I just dropped my insert and cracked it… So my first meal would be hot white chili..

  25. Sarah G says:

    The first meal I would make would be green chili with pork.

  26. The first meal that I would make would be Lasagna! =)
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