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Crock Pot Pork Shoulder recipe

How to cook Crock Pot Pork Shoulder

Crock pot pork shoulder. The easiest recipe made of pork shoulders slowly cooked with flavorsome spices and BBQ sauce, resulting in a moist, juicy, and tender meat, easily shredded to be served in taco sandwiches.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings 12


  • 3 lb of pork shoulder (skinless and boneless)
  • ½ large sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and one of pepper
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce


  • First, you need to clean your meat from any fat or skin. It doesn’t really differ much whether it’s boneless or not. Wash it with a small amount of water and dry it well with a paper towel.
  • Extra care should be taken when cooking pork loin or pork tenderloin to avoid their overcooking
  • In the case of using frozen pork meat, you need to leave the meat to that first, don’t cook it frozen!
  • Now for the spices. Mix them in a small bowl, then massage the meat with spices well, making sure it’s well coated.
  • Add the chopped onions to the bottom of the slow cooker and, on top, the spiced meat.
  • Add the BBQ sauce.
  • Any sauce can be used in this step, whichever you prefer.
  • Using any drink is also an option instead of the sauce. Coke, beer, Dr. Pepper, or even pineapple juice for some Hawaiian Pork.
  • It’s time for the cooking!
  • Adjust the settings on ‘Low,’ then close the lid and leave the cooker for 8 hours till the meat softens.
  • You can adjust the settings on ‘High’ and leave it for 5-6 hours only.
  • Some of the fat can be reduced by removing it manually with a spoon from the surface when the soap is cooled a bit.
  • When the pork is done, move it to a plate, let it rest for 15 minutes. Using two forks, start shredding them into small pieces.
  • Add your favorite sauce on top and serve with tacos or buns!
  • Any leftover can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in a well-closed container and two months in the freezer.