Delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I posted on my personal Facebook page a few weeks ago that my house smelled amazing thanks to the pulled pork that I had in my slow cooker and after some friends asked for the recipe, I said that I’d blog it. It’s one of those recipes that was photocopied from a photocopy and is stained and a little crumpled from all of the use that it gets so I had to do a bit of searching to figure out where it came from. Turns out it was included in a book called “The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes” by Judith Finlayson.

Two tips: I always make the sauce (step 1) the night before, then start at step 2 in the morning. A neat trick that I just learned from a friend is that you can use your stand mixer to shred your meat! Just put the cooked pork into the stand mixer and turn the mixer on low for a minute or two. I used my dough hook but I hear the paddle works too.

Old South Pulled Pork


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 cup tomato based chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat, about 3 lbs/1.5 kg
  • Kaiser or onion buns, halved and warmed


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic, chili powder and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  2. Place pork in slow cooker stoneware and pour sauce over. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours or on high for 6 hours, until pork is falling apart.
  3. Transfer pork to a cutting board and pull the meat apart in shreds, using two forks. Return to sauce and keep warm. When ready to serve, spoon shredded pork and sauce over warm buns.

1 Comment on Delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  1. Amy Lovell
    November 22, 2015 at 12:31 PM (2 years ago)

    Thanks! I have a terrible time cooking pork, so I will have ti try this recipe!


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