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Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 478
This super easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe comes out juicy and tender every time! Pulled pork is a family summertime favorite and this one is my go-to because its so delicious and easy. Plus it makes incredible leftovers!


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 4 onions
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • Start by mixing together the brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Once the dry ingredients are well combined, rub the mixture all over the shoulder to evenly coat it, wrap the pork shoulder in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator over night.
  • The next day, chop the onions in quarters and place in the bottom of the crock pot. Then place the pork shoulder in the crock pot on top of the onions, cover and cook for about 8 hours or until the pork is soft, tender and falling apart. Carefully the pork and onions from the crock pot and place them on a baking sheet. Slice the onions and using two forks shred the pork by pulling it apart in opposite directions.
  • Pour the barbecue sauce bottle into the crock pot, then place the shredded pork and onions back in the crock pot and stir to evenly coat in the barbecue sauce and juices. Serve on toasted hamburger buns or Hawaiian sweet rolls and enjoy!
Calories: 478kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1505mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 863IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 4mg