I love this recipe because it can cook all day in the crockpot and comes out perfect! It’s always been a hit in my home and a definite crowd pleaser. This recipe is simple and pretty hard to mess up. The key is getting a pork shoulder. It is truly the best cut of meat for a delicious pulled pork sandwich. You will love this! 

The Best Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

The best pulled pork recipe you will ever try. Tender, perfectly seasoned, and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine southern
Servings 8


  • 1 4lb Pork Shoulder
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons season salt
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coke
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion; chopped
  • 2 oranges; chopped


  • Mix all dry seasonings into a small bowl. Rub onto all sides of the pork. Place in the slow cooker.
  • Add onion, garlic, oranges, and bay leaf on top. Pour coke and chicken broth around the base of the pork shoulder.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove pork. Shred. Add BBQ sauce and mix throughout. Enjoy!


I have been asked so many times for this recipes so I am finally blogging it! I am a major foodie, and pulled pork is one of my all time favorite foods. I have worked on this recipe for years, and finally have what I believe to be the best slow-cooker pulled pork recipe!
My family absolutely loves this recipe, and I love anything I can quickly throw together in the morning, and leave to cook all day.
The key to this awesome recipe is making a rub, using great quality BBQ sauce like Sweet Baby Rays , and the cut of the pork you use.
In the recipe below, I use a pork shoulder, but I alternate between pork butt and shoulder. Both are incredibly tender. Any other cut of pork will come out dry, and not as tender.
Also, I add coke to this recipe, but beer is also a great addition. It completely cooks down so don’t worry about your children eating it. The coke and the beer tend to do the same thing: tenderize.
I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy this recipe! You will never make another!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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