Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 10 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 480 mins

Place pork and spices in a slow-cooker before going work and dinner is done.


Have pickle relish, bottled red pepper sauce, and some toasted buns on hand for this picnic favorite.


1 medium onion, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 -- (6-ounce) cans reduced-sodium tomato paste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup cider vinegar
4 tablespoons coarse mustard
4 tablespoons chili powder
4 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 -- (4-pound) boneless pork butt
10 -- hamburger buns


  1. Mix all ingredients, except pork and buns, in a 5- or 6-quart slow-cooker; add pork and turn to coat. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 8 hours.
  2. Remove meat; discard fat. Shred meat with 2 forks on a cutting board; stir back into sauce.

Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.



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