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Pulled pork in slow cooker

How to Make Pulled Pork

The easiest guide for how to make pulled pork in crock pot! Follow our guide on how to make pulled pork, and you'll have the best pulled pork recipe on the block. Slow cooker pulled pork is so mouth-wateringly good, you'll be shooing away neighbors.
Course Main dish or appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword best pulled pork recipe, how to make pulled pork, pulled pork recipe, pulled pork recipe slow cooker, Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells, shredded pork, slow cooker pulled pork, teriyaki pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 217kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Tongs
  • Two forks


  • 2 lbs. pork roast we use pork butt roast
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Mix together 1 cup teriyaki sauce, 1 cup beef broth, and ¼ cup brown sugar in a bowl. Add in 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Stir.
    Add the 2 lbs. pork roast to the slow cooker and cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture.
    Pork roast with teriyaki sauce in slow cooker
  • Cook on High for 4 hours, turning 2 to 3 times during the cooking to ensure the pork cooks evenly.
    Cooked pulled pork in the slow cooker
  • Start to encourage the pork to shred by pulling apart with 2 forks.
    Beginning to shred pork roast using two forks
  • Turn the slow cooker to Low and cook for approximately 45 minutes, until most of the juice is absorbed and the pork shreds.
    Shredded pulled pork in the slow cooker
  • Remove fat from pork with tongs and set aside on a plate to dispose of.
    Removing fat from slow cooker pulled pork after cooking and shredding
  • Serve however you like, and enjoy!
    Pulled pork sandwich with potato wedges



Serving suggestions:
  • Pulled pork nachos
  • Pulled pork tacos
  • Teriyaki rice with shredded pork
  • Flatbread recipe with shredded pork and a fried egg
  • Pulled pork sliders
Other flavors to use:
Instead of Teriyaki sauce, you can try these ideas:
  • BBQ pulled pork: Replace Teriyaki with BBQ sauce, keeping other ingredients the same.
  • Peach pulled pork: Use ½ cup of ponzu sauce and thin slices of peach or nectarine instead of Teriyaki sauce for a sweet and spicy peach pulled pork. 
  • Spicy Portuguese pulled pork: Use ½ cup red pepper paste or puree and ½ cup white vinegar instead of Teriyaki sauce. 


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1550mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg