Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork


Indulge in the deliciousness of tender and flavorful Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with this step-by-step recipe by renowned chef Jamie Oliver. This melt-in-your-mouth dish is perfect for gatherings, barbecues, or simply as a comforting meal. Follow along to create a mouthwatering pulled pork that will leave your taste buds wanting more.


– 3 to 4 pounds (1.4 to 1.8 kg) boneless  pork shoulder – 2 tablespoons brown sugar – 2 teaspoons paprika – 2 teaspoons mustard powder – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon onion powder – 1 teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional,  for added heat) – 1 cup barbecue sauce – 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar – 1/4 cup chicken broth or water

Step 1: Prepare the Pork

1. Trim any excess fat from the  pork shoulder, leaving a thin layer  for added flavor and tenderness. 2. In a small bowl, mix together the  brown sugar, paprika, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). 3. Rub the spice mixture evenly over  the pork shoulder, ensuring it is well  coated.

Step 2: Slow Cook the Pork

1. Place the seasoned pork shoulder in a slow cooker. 2. In a separate bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth or water. Mix well. 3. Pour the sauce mixture over the pork shoulder, covering it entirely. 4. Cover the slow cooker with its lid and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours, or on high heat for 4 to 6 hours. The pork should be tender and easily shred with a fork when done.

Step 3: Shred the Pork

1. Carefully remove the cooked pork shoulder from the slow cooker and place it on a large cutting board or plate. 2. Using two forks, gently pull the pork apart, shredding it into small, bite-sized pieces. 3. Discard any excess fat.

Step 4: Add the Sauce

1. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker. 2. Stir the meat into the remaining sauce in the slow cooker, ensuring it is evenly coated. 3. If desired, adjust the seasoning by adding more barbecue sauce or spices to taste. 4. Allow the pork to cook on low heat for an additional 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

1. Once the pulled pork has soaked  up the flavors, it is ready to be served. 2. Serve the pulled pork on a bun or alongside your favorite side dishes,  such as coleslaw, pickles, or cornbread. 3. Garnish with additional barbecue sauce or desired toppings. 4. Enjoy the succulent and flavorful  Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork prepared using Jamie Oliver's recipe!

Leftover pulled pork can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for longer storage.


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