Serve our slow-cooker pulled pork with homemade apple sauce, then check out our BBQ pulled pork. For more slow-cooker ideas check out our sloppy joes, slow cooker meatballs, slow-cooker beef curry and slow-cooker chicken curry.

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Slow cooker pulled pork recipe


  • 2 onions, halved and sliced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder, skin and excess fat removed


  • soft white rolls
  • coleslaw
  • sliced red onions
  • sliced gherkins


  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker to high. Put the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Mix together the spices, salts, mustard, vinegar, tomato purée and sugar. Rub all over the pork then sit on top of the onions. Cook for 8 hours. Remove the pork and shred into chunks. Mix in 4-5 tbsp of cooking liquid from the slow cooker. Serve in buns with coleslaw, sliced red onions and gherkins, if you like.


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