This is hands-down my favorite recipe to make whether it’s for a church function, get-together at our house, or just an easy weeknight dinner. I’ve received more compliments on this meal than any other meal I have ever made, and it’s so easy to make!
Start by spraying the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. (I use a little more than usual to prevent burning and having it stuck to the sides. We all know how hard it can be to clean.)
I buy roughly 2 pounds of a pork shoulder so we have leftovers for later in the week, but you can buy whatever amount you’d like. Cut the shoulder in half and remove the majority of the fat from the pork. Some people keep the fat on to add flavor, that is completely up to you!
Season both sides of each half of pork with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Using your fingers, massage the seasonings in.
Spread a layer of bbq sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker then set both pieces of the pork shoulder into the slow cooker and spread another layer of bbq sauce on top.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Remove from slow cooker and use forks to shred pork into thin pieces. It’s so tender and juicy! Add juice from the slow cooker to your pulled pork for some extra flavor. If you wish, add in more bbq sauce. Then voila, dinner is served!
I love to make corn on the cob and home fries to compliment the pulled pork. Get creative, you can’t go wrong with this meal!
From my heart, to yours ❤
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 7-8 hours
1-2 lbs. of pork shoulder
1 bottle of bbq sauce
2 tbsp. of paprika
2 tbsp. of chili powder
2 tbsp. of garlic powder
2 tbsp. of pepper
1 tbsp. of salt
** amounts of seasoning subject to size of pork shoulder
1. Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
2. Cut pork shoulder in half. Remove fat (optional).
3. Season both sizes of each half of pork shoulder with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
4. Spread layer of bbq sauce on bottom of slow cooker then add both pieces of pork shoulder.
5. Spread layer of bbq sauce on top of pork.
6. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
7. Remove and separate pork using forks
8. Add juice from slow cooker and additional bbq sauce for flavor (optional).