Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This slow cooker pulled pork is a delicious recipe that is so easy to make. Just 5 simple ingredients and you have a delicious family dinner, and left overs too!

Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork in a bowl with tortillas and taco in the background.

It is taco night in our house and this easy pulled pork is the best part!

Pork Shoulder aka Boston Butt

Our meat box CSA included an amazing pork shoulder this month. I love that we get so many different cuts of meat each month. Boston butt is the most common cut of meat to make pork shoulder.

There are a lot of delicious ways to prepare pork shoulder, but my very favorite is to cook it in a crock pot. Slow cooking this pork makes it tender and juicy. I kept this recipe simple so I could use the meat for several different recipe ideas.

This easy pulled pork recipe is always a hit in our house. I love the simplicity because I can just toss the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and then forget it for a few hours.

A large black bowl of pulled pork with shredded cheese in the background

This slow cooker recipe is perfect for a busy school night! Kids love this pork recipe. (Even my picky one!!) This pulled pork is Whole30, paleo, dairy free, nut free, and gluten free.

Soft pulled pork taco on a plate with a bowl of pulled pork in the background.

Taco Toppings Ideas

You can top your tacos any way you like. Our tacos have fresh heirloom tomatoes, cheese, scallions, and fresh cilantro.

By dinner time, all I have to do is set out taco fixings. My kids love to make their own tacos. Mr. Fearless Dining has been trying to cut out some carbs, so he had his pulled pork on his salad Chipotle style :-). This meat is so versatile; there are so many ways to enjoy it. Tacos, fajitas, nachos, taquitos…so many fun ways to enjoy this. You can even spice it up with some jalapenos!  (And if you really want something different, slather it in BBQ sauce. This pulled pork makes a delicious barbecue sandwich as well!)

How do you like to top your tacos?

Do you slather them in salsa?

Someone holding a bowl of Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. An awesome slow cooker. Dump in the ingredients and turn it on. It doesn’t get any easier.
  2. Easy meat shredder. This saves so much time and shreds meat perfectly.
5 from 1 vote
Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 5 mins

Delicious slow cooker pulled pork makes delicious sandwiches, tacos, and casseroles.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 86 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 2-3 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  1. In a crock pot, add pork shoulder.
  2. Sprinkle on half the spices, turn the meat over, then sprinkle the other half on this side of the meat.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth.
  4. Set heat to low to cook for 8 hours. If you need it cooked quicker, set temperature to high for the first 3 hours, then reduce the heat to low for 2 hours.
  5. Use two forks to shred the meat. Serve in tacos, fajitas, or even on nachos!
86kcal | Fat: 4g | Saturated fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 237mg | Protein: 11g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Vitamin C: 4.5% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 6.5%

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  1. Your pulled pork sounds simple and very tasty. I love using the crock pot during the week, it makes life a lot easier.

  2. I love slow cooker meals, awesome how fuss-free and easy this one is!

  3. Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling says:

    I love how simple this is! The perfect start to so many delicious meals!

  4. Just meat and cheese for me! So this pulled pork looks perfect. No pesky veggies in the way. 😉

  5. What a great recipe! I love how easy it is. Definitely going in the fall lineup! I love recipes where I can get multiple meals out of it, and this one looks like a great one for that!

  6. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    Oh my, I wish that we got a CSA box. I need to look into that around here and see if I can make that happen. Great dinner idea for an easy weeknight meal.

  7. I love house delicious and easy this would be for dinner!

  8. This sounds amazing! I want to be eating it tonight!

  9. Love these quick and easy meals that you can through in the crock pot for work and come home to a hot and ready meal. Sharing, of course!

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