CrockPot Pulled Pork

So this was my first ever attempt at pulled pork and ever slow cooking anything.  Who needs a smoker when you have a crock pot?  This was absolutely amazing and I have eaten a lot of pulled pork, this with my Beasty BBQ Sauce and its delicious.  I almost ate 2 lbs of this pork by myself.  Hope you enjoy.

 CrockPot Pulled Pork

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CrockPot Pulled Pork
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Serves: 8
  • 4 lb bone in pork shoulder
  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 full batch of Beasty BBQ Sauce
  1. Mix all of the above ingredients except the pork shoulder and the BBQ sauce in a small mixing bowl, mix it all well making your spice rub
  2. Massage the spice rub all over the meat in every crevice you can find
  3. Wrap tightly in a double wrap of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, I did mine overnight. You can refrigerate this for up to 3 days
  4. Unwrap the roast and place it in your crock pot, add 1/4 cup of water and turn your crock pot on low and cook for 8-10 hours until the meat is fork-tender
  5. Transfer your roast to a cutting board and discard all the liquid in your crock pot
  6. Pull the meat apart by tearing the meat into thin shreds with two forks or your fingers
  7. Place all the shredded meat back in the crock pot and toss with Beasty BBQ Sauce and heat on low for 60 minutes until hot.
  8. Serve and enjoy

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  1. Awesome Craig, this is by far my favorite recipe ever, I make this at least once a week and eat it throughout the week lol

  2. I've made this about 6 times and each time my family goes crazy for it! I usually use two 4-6 lbs shoulder roasts, double the rub recipe and I slow cook it for anywhere from 16-24 hours (adding water if necessary).


  3. Frggin' amazing!! I can hardly control myself from picking off little pieces! Wish my partner would get home already!!!
    Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!

  4. This was my first time using my crockpot….wow how yummy!! It made more than enough for my hubby & I to have plenty to eat for dinner tonight & tons of leftovers. I was afraid it would be too spicy for me, but after pulling it apart & letting the delish bbq sauce settle in, it was perfect!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by JennS, I really appreciate your kind words and support. I hope everyone can enjoy my recipes and you are most welcome

  6. I have 4 lbs of boneless pork shoulder all rubbed and sitting in my fridge waiting for tomorrow. I added some garlic powder, cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa powder to the rub mix, and it smelled awesome…..I'm sure it will taste just as good.

    I'm loving your recipes, and my CrossFit and non CrossFit friends are always asking where I get my recipes and ideas (I direct them to you).

    Thanks for all that you do for our country, and for our bellies!

  7. Thank you for your amazing recipes! I am preparing crockpot brisket tonight for tomorrow's dinner.

    More importantly, thank you for your service!

  8. Melanie thank you so much for your support. I would love to write a book sometime but I am neither educated enough to know what I am doing or have a publisher backing or offer. Also, I am an active duty Marine so 60-80 hours of my week are spent working and just keeping the website up to date is a sleepless venture, but I just enjoy hearing peoples successes and feedback

  9. CrossFit Northwest Tucson – the best one around! My husband and I are headed there shortly for the 9/11 Throwdown.

    We have absolutely LOVED everything on your website! I don't know how you do it, they're all amazing. Please write a book! :)

  10. Thank you for stopping by Melanie, I really appreciate the feed back. What crossfit are you at and you are most welcome, I hope they enjoy and many more recipes :)

  11. OMG! This is AMAZING! The pork fell right off the bone. It was so delicious. After hearing me rave about this, I sent my CrossFit friends to your blog and some of them are making it for tonight's dinner! Thank you!

  12. This reminds me of Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, which rely heavily on an intricate array of spices and most recipes are made from scratch. Making sauces and such from scratch gives great flexibility in taste, texture, etc.

  13. This sounds delicious! Ingredients are on my shopping list and I will be making it this weekend! I love a good BBQ pork, mmm.

  14. Oh my I hope you enjoy every minute of it. You are most welcome and feel free to get creative and make your own sauce, just get a good base and spice away :)

  15. So I have the pulled pork in my slow cooker and a pot of Son of Grok BBQ sauce on the stove….needless to say my apartment smells pretty amazing. I just have to wait one more hour and then it's eating time!!

    P.S. Thanks for posting this and the link to the BBQ sauce…I love living primal but definitely miss my sauce and dips so I'm pretty excited about this recipe….and it even tastes like BBQ sauce lol who knew?!?!

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