On weekends, I make pulled pork in the oven. The delicious smell of roasting pork will fill your house and get your guests excited for the meal to come. However, this slow-cooker method is perfect for making pulled pork during the week, if you have to leave the house, or when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning the oven on.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
2 1/2 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
1/2 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
3/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 c bbq sauce
1/4 c water
1 T mustard
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
Line the bottom of a slow-cooker with the onions and garlic. Add the pork shoulder, then season with salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder.
Add enough water to cover about 2/3 of the pork, then cover and cook on the high setting for 4-6 hours, or the low setting for 8-10 hours.
When the pork is tender, remove it from the slow-cooker and allow to cool. Shred the meat with two (large) forks or your fingers.
Remove the cooking liquid and onions from the slow-cooker. Return the shredded pork to the slow-cooker, then add the bbq sauce, mustard, 1/4 c of water, and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, then cook for another hour on the low setting.
I served this on toasted rolls with cole slaw.