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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


A flavorful and delicious slow cooker pulled pork that is Whole30/Paleo! Perfect for meal-prepping or for a crowd!  Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce!


  • 1 batch of this homemade pork rub
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • approximately 12 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • (1) 3-3.5 lb pork shoulder (with or without the bone)


  1. Place pork shoulder on a large plate or platter.
  2. Rub with liquid smoke, getting into all the little crevices.
  3. Then rub with yellow mustard.
  4. Finally, take the pork rub and rub all over, it will create almost a paste.*
  5. Place in slow cooker (no liquid needed) and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  6. Remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks (discarding bone if it had one).
  7. Feel free to return shredded meat to slow cooker to combine with the juices or to serve immediately.


  • Once you have the applied the liquid smoke, mustard and pork rub you can place it in the slow cooker right away OR you can wrap it up (in plastic wrap or foil) and allow it to sit in the refrigerator overnight. This will help it be little more flavorful, but it is not necessary for the recipe to turn out! It still tastes amazing if you skip that step!
  • This liquid smoke is Whole30/Paleo
  • Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce – this oneand this one are Whole30/Paleo

Keywords: easy slow cooker pulled pork