5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Perfect 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork RecipePerfect 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, that tastes just as good as pit barbecue!

5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
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You know, it’s a crying shame we don’t all have giant smoke pits in our backyards. Due to lack of space, money, or desire, smoke pits just aren’t practical for everyone.

Yet who doesn’t love rich succulent southern pit-style pulled pork, with its smoky essence and savory-sweet bite?

Best 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Well believe it or not, you can make some pretty amazing pulled pork in your crock pot.

Our 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork takes less than 5 minutes to prep, and tastes very similar to southern barbecue-joint pork.

Easy 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Five thoughtfully selected ingredients give this pulled pork recipe its southern appeal. All you need is:

  • A large pork butt roast
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Liquid smoke
  • Brown sugar
  • Cajun seasoning

Simple 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

How to Make 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

The apple cider vinegar and brown sugar provide the pork roast with that distinct Carolina barbecue flavor. The liquid smoke emulates the flavor of classic pit-barbecue.

And the cajun seasoning bumps up the overall taste, bringing all the other flavors together.

How To: 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

After a day of slow cooking in your crock pot, mingling with the tangy-salty-sweet ingredients, the roast breaks down into shreds of porky ecstasy.

5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is so soft and mouthwatering, you won’t believe it came out of your crock pot!

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Enjoy it as a main course with southern sides, or pile in on rolls for sandwiches. I even like to use it on nachos, in tacos, and in soups!

The Best 5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a great make-ahead.

It’s fabulous for parties and for planning freezer meals as well!

5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
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5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins
 

5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe - An easy crock pot pulled pork recipe that tastes like smoky southern pit barbecue!

Servings: 20
Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Potassium 445mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the pork roast in a large oval 8 quart slow cooker. Pour the vinegar, liquid smoke, and 1/4 cup water in the bottom of the crock.

  2. Mix the brown sugar and Cajun seasoning together. Rub it all over the pork roast, then pour the leftovers in the bottom of the crock.

  3. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on high for 7-8 hours, or on low for 12+ hours. Once the meat is fork-tender and falling apart, use two forks to shred the pork roast right in the juices. Mix well to coat.

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Recipe Notes

Serve with southern sides, or on sandwiches, nachos, and tacos!

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14 comments on “5-Ingredient Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  1. Vickie Jenkinsposted December 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Love this recipe!! i’m about to make it again and carry for Christmas dinner for my family :) also have about a lb saved in freezer for making Brunswick stew for a side dish! very easy and tasty!

  2. Meganposted June 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm Reply

    My family loved this!! It was sooo easy. I used a 5 lb bone in butt roast. Added a little extra garlic powder and black pepper. Roasted fat side up in high for 7 hours. It was super tender and delicious! I served on garlic butter toasted slider buns with home made Cole slaw. Yum!!

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  8. Betty Lynneposted June 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Made this today and it was fabulous! Full of flavor but not overpowering. Really good on a bun with a pile of cole slaw on top!

  9. Kathyposted June 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer, I’ve never made pulled pork before this recipe. You excellent instructions and simple recipe made this so easy– and best of all my husband loved it (me, too)! Thanks so much!

  10. Mara Lichtyposted May 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply

    I love when the crockpot can do all the work for me!

  11. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Such simple and tasty sandwiches!

  12. Heather Christoposted May 31, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply

    This looks so insanely good and would seriously be the best base for a ton of different dishes!

  13. marlaposted May 31, 2017 at 10:55 am Reply

    Pulled pork perfection!!

  14. Jenny Flakeposted May 31, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply

    Such a great dinner idea!!