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Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas

Due to the oven explosion (I’ve been promised the part will be here soon), I had to revise my plan for the pork shoulder roast I had for today.  Normally roast it slow in the Dutch oven as I really like the almost crunchy outside to give a little texture to the shredded meat, but circumstances being what they are, the slowcooker came out.  It turned out great and of course I have enough for an army so will be freezing the majority.  I used the juices instead of water to make the rice and it gave it a lot of flavor.  

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

8   lbs      Pork shoulder

1              head garlic, peeled and separated

1   Tbsp   chili powder

1   Tbsp   Cajun spice

1   Tbsp   red pepper flakes

1   Tbsp   ground red pepper

2   Tbsp   dried Mexican Oregano

1   Tbsp   cumin

1   Tbsp   paprika

4              limes cut in quarters lengthwise

2              bell or jalapeño pepper, chopped  (optional)

1   large   onion coarsely chopped


1   Rinse the meat and remove any large chunks of fat, but don’t try to get it all
2   Mix all the spices together in a small bowl  (for the rest of my family this was perfect but a little spicy for me so you can reduce or eliminate the red pepper if you prefer)

Ingredients for Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

3   With a sharp knife, poke holes in the meat and stuff them with the garlic cloves

Pork Shoulder with Garlic

4   Rub the entire roast thoroughly with the spice mixture

Pork Shoulder with Rub

5   Place in the slow cooker along with the limes, onion and peppers if used, for 8-12 hours on low

Pork Shoulder in Slow Cooker

6   Remove the lime wedges, then take two forks and shred the meat, mixing it with the juices to serve

Slow Cooked Pork Pulled and ready to serve



Servings: 32


3 comments on “Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

  1. Lana
    May 10, 2010

    Sounds yummy! Can’t wait to make it!

  2. Gourmet Gorman
    May 11, 2010

    Slow cooking is the answer to a lot of problems 🙂
    I just wrote a blog about using a slowcooker on board a tourbus while on the road with a band. You may find that interesting. It’s the second most recent one on my page..

  3. simplycooking101
    May 11, 2010

    Thanks, I love mine but don’t use it as much anymore. When the kids were small and I had a long commute it was great. My son, who’s idea of cooking was completely limited to microwave Hot Pockets is now living in a dorm at college has discovered the joy of crockpot, although I think his roommate still handles most of the job except the eating.

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