Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Staff Writer
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Molly Aronica

For most people, pulled pork is one of those dishes that's worth going out for because it seems like such a hassle to make at home — however, with the help of a handy slow cooker, this meaty comfort food dish is super easy to make.

Like most dishes that are made using a slow cooker, the prep is minimal and the bulk of the work is done by the appliance, so with some patience, the pork will be fork-tender and ready to pull without much effort at all. 

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6
Servings
790
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet chile sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 Pounds pork butt, trimmed
  • 1 bottle dark beer

Directions

Add the ketchup, chile sauce, honey, mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes  to a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture together and let it come to a gentle boil, then remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly. 

Meanwhile, line the bottom of the slow cooker pot with chopped onion and rest the pork on top, then cover the meat with the sauce and turn it once to make sure everything is covered. Pour the beer over the meat and cover the pot. Cook on low for 9 hours. 

When the pork is done cooking, carefully remove it from the pot and place it on a cutting board. Using two forks, gently pull the meat into shreds. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
252mg
84%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
82g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
94mg
9%
Choline, total
198mg
47%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
100mg
31%
Niacin
20mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
749mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
127µg
100%
Sodium, Na
2354mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
206g
8%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.