Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker
This is my go-to recipe for pulled pork. It is absolutely delicious; I've never tasted better. Use this to make tacos, burritos and sandwiches. There are some variables here, the size of the roast being the first. If your roast is less than 3 pounds, you should be conservative with the barbecue sauce. If the roast is more than 3 pounds, use more sauce. The amount of sauce can also be a matter of personal taste. Some people like pulled pork almost soupy, but that's not me. I use just enough to moisten all the pulled pork and give it a nice, rich color. This recipe will not disappoint.
- Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika, and rub mixture evenly over the pork.
- Place roast in the slow cooker, and add the water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours, or High for 3 to 4 hours. Pork will be falling-apart tender.
- Transfer the pork to a cutting board, and allow to cool enough to handle. Using 2 forks or pork claws, shred the pork. Cover and set aside.
- Pour off the remaining liquid in the slow cooker, and wipe out with paper towels. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and gradually add the barbecue sauce until well mixed and moistened to your liking.
- Cover and cook on High for 10 to 15 minutes until hot.
Note: A pair of pork claws or kitchen claws speed up the pork pulling process.
Ready in: 4 HOurs