Perfect Pulled Pork for the Slow Cooker

Serves 16-20. Do not lift lid until last 30 minutes to check doneness. Otherwise you lose heat and add 20 minutes to the cooking time.

Perfect Pulled Pork for the Slow Cooker

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  • t smoked paprika

  • 2

    t black pepper

  • 1

    t cayenne pepper

  • 1

    t dried thyme

  • 1

    t garlic powder

  • ½

    t salt

  • 5

    lbs boneless pork shoulder

  • 1

    cup water

  • Buns


Combine seasonings in small bowl and rub evenly over pork. Place meat in 6 qt. slow cooker. Add water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours, until pork is very tender. Remove pork to large cutting board and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Pull, slice, or chop. Serve on buns with barbecue sauce.


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