Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork is such a delicious beginning to so many great meals. From sandwiches to serving along with mashed potatoes…delish!
Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork
NOTE: This recipe is from a previous contributor and has been fully updated 8/2019. Enjoy this recipe, it is a great budget saving meal.
My crockpot comes to my rescue all the time! Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork is such an easy recipe to prepare. Nearly no prep, walk away and let your slow cooker do its thang. A quick shred when done cooking and BAM…you’ve made a huge amount of tender pulled pork.Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork is one of those miracle dishes that just keeps giving. What do I mean by this?
I’m referring to the type of dish that’s once prepared you can use in a variety of ways for a few meals. It is a sanity-saver for sure during busy weeks. Not to mention a budget saver. You can stretch one piece of meat into so many meal options.
This recipe is part of our very popular 40 Meals in 4 Hours (freezer/slow cooker) post. If you aren’t familiar with it please click the link above the picture below.
40 Meals in 4 Hours Freezer Slow Cooker Cooking
You simply shop, prep, bag, freeze, and slow cook your way to easier mealtimes. We also have smaller other freezer meal options too: 40 Meals Part 2, 30 Meals in 3 Hours, 20 Meals in 2 Hours and 7 Meals in 1 Hour.
The basis of this recipe is so simple. You can get it into your slow cooker in a matter of minutes if you aren’t preparing as part of a freezer meal. Some onion, garlic, broth, and seasonings are all you need to liven up your pork loin.
Once cooked and shredded it is up to you what direction you take your menu. Add in your favorite BBQ sauce, whether homemade or store-bought and enjoy. Whether you use the pork on sandwiches, pizza or even a quesadilla. You’ll love this tender pork.
For this particular post, I’ve used the pulled pork on a simple sandwich. A toasted bun, cheese of choice, tender pulled pork and some BBQ sauce. Simply delicious, a true family favorite. Friends, the piece of pork loin that produced all of this pulled pork cost me under $7. Told you it was a budget saver!!!
What exactly is pulled pork?
The term pulled pork refers to pork cooked slowly over low heat until it is tender enough to be pulled into strips, often prepared with a barbecue sauce. Often the cut used is pork shoulder. Sauces topped on pulled pork vary regionally, everything from thick and sweet, to mustard and vinegar-based.
In this version of Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork, I used a pork loin. It is a less fatty cut of pork and simply a preference.
What do you need to make Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork?
- Pork loin
- Salt & Pepper
Some tips for making Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork:
- I like to make a bottom layer of the sliced onion and garlic in my slow cooker. Place pork loin on this layer and top with remaining onion and garlic.
- I used chicken broth. You can use whatever you have: beef, vegetable, roasted garlic.
- Allow pork to cool down a bit before shredding.
- I use 2 large serving forks to shred. It is so tender usually it simply falls apart and I just break up the larger pieces.
- Once shredded I allow the pork to sit in the cooking liquid. Some will get absorbed.
- Remove shredded pork from slow cooker and either use immediately or store in the refrigerator.
- I used a 6-quart slow cooker.
Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork is such a delicious beginning to so many great meals. Begin with an easy slow cooker recipe and make so many great meals. Spread half of the sliced onions and garlic in the bottom of the crockpot. Place pork loin over onions and garlic. Pour broth on sides of pork loin. Place remaining onions and garlic on top of pork loin. Season with salt and pepper. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours. At the end of cooking time allow to rest for a few minutes. Shred with 2 large forks. Use immediately or allow to cool prior to refrigerating. FREEZER MEAL INSTRUCTIONS: Place all ingredients into a gallon size freezer bag. Place in freezer. Allow bag to thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Pour bag into the slow cooker and follow cooking directions above.
Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork
Crockpot Easy Pulled Pork is such a delicious beginning to so many great meals. Begin with an easy slow cooker recipe and make so many great meals.
Spread half of the sliced onions and garlic in the bottom of the crockpot.
Place pork loin over onions and garlic.
Pour broth on sides of pork loin.
Place remaining onions and garlic on top of pork loin.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours.
At the end of cooking time allow to rest for a few minutes.
Shred with 2 large forks. Use immediately or allow to cool prior to refrigerating.
FREEZER MEAL INSTRUCTIONS: Place all ingredients into a gallon size freezer bag. Place in freezer. Allow bag to thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Pour bag into the slow cooker and follow cooking directions above.
lisa@ Cooking with Curls
I need to learn how to use that crock pot of mine! I never knew I could make yummy pulled pork sandwiches with it 🙂 Sounds delicious!
Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner?
We love pulled pork! Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.
Erin @ Table for 7
I am obsessed with my crock pot. It’s used constantly now that the weather is getting warmer.
Thank you for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you again next week 🙂
Victoria from the Busy House Big Heart
Which colour would pulled pork look best on? 🙂
Another great addition to our link up!
I am going crazy for pulled pork (I had it for the first time only a year ago and since then I can’t stop eating it haha). Love how easy this recipe is!
Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – can’t wait to see what you share next week 🙂
Can you share the recipe for the homemade balsamic BBQ sauce please? Thanks!
Sure thing Sarah, we failed to link it in the post, that is now corrected. Here is the direct link:
If I make this much, I’m going to have BUNCHES left over. Will it freeze well after being cooked? If so, after I thaw it out, how would I warm it? (Can it be put back in crockpot, or should I simply put it in a pan on the stove?)
I have seen shredded pork frozen and used in other recipes. I think it might heat better in a pan or skillet than in the slow cooker (might be a bit too tough if in a slow cooker for too long).
Hi thanks for sharing this awesome and yummy recipe. Cant wait to try’em. Im actually fixing to go to grocery to buy some of the freezer meals. also Im wondering what size of your slow cooker your using. Thanks
Alana, a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker works really well when you have a large chunk of meat.
I used to be in the same boat and didn’t have the room or time to properly BBQ a pulled pork. Now that I can use my smoker and BBQ pit I don’t have a problem. Anyway, I used to use a recipe very similar to this to get my pork fix, however, It is not really pulled pork without that smoky flavor. to get around this I would add a couple of dashes of liquid smoke to the pot. It isn’t perfect but it is about as good as crock pot pulled pork can get!!!