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pulled pork sandwich made with the shredded pork shoulder crock pot

Crock Pot Pork Shoulder

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder recipe is the best you’ll ever have and incredibly easy to make.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot pork shoulder, pork shoulder slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 282kcal
Author izzycooking


  • 3 pounds pork shoulder boneless or bone-in
  • ½ large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce


  • Remove the skin and trim off large chunks of fat from your pork shoulder if necessary. Rinse and then dry well with paper towels.
  • In a small-medium sized bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Rub the seasonings into the pork roast.
  • Add the sliced onion to the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Add seasoned pork shoulder roast on top.
  • Pour in your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until fork tender.
  • After the pork has cooked, remove it to a cutting board or plate and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Shred with 2 forks to pull the meat apart. Add more bbq sauce if you prefer.
  • Serve warm with buns or tacos.


  • Leftover pork shoulder can be stored in airtight container in the fridge for 5 days, and can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • If your pork shoulder is frozen, you need to thaw it in the fridge completely before adding it to the slow cooker.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2.6mg