Pulled pork is easy to make and requires only a little prep time. In this video recipe, CHOW Associate Food Editor Christine Gallary teaches you this Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. You can have dinner cooking all day, even while you’re still at work!
That’s right… you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making this delicious dish, which is great if you have kids or are generally busy around the house.
And the secret to this recipe? I always thought that searing and browning the meat before slow-cooking was essential, but this video proves otherwise! This technique saves me even more time and turns out just as yummy. In the end, you’re left with juicy, tender pork that literally melts in your mouth — just the way a pulled pork sandwich should.
Chow.com says, “The whole point of using a slow cooker is to get the ingredients into the cooker quickly and then be able to walk away. For this easy pulled pork recipe, just coat the pork shoulder with a spice rub of dark brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon, then cook it on a bed of garlic and onions covered with chicken broth. When you come back six to ten hours later, you’ll have juicy pork that’s ready to be shredded and served atop nachos, alongside cornbread, or in a sandwich with your favorite barbecue sauce. This no-fuss, versatile recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, and the leftovers — should you have any — freeze well.”