Spice Rubbed Slow Cooker Pork

Spice Rubbed Slow Cooker Pork

Seriously, pork might be my favorite meat to cook in the slow cooker and can it get any better than pulled pork? It is so versatile for what you can add the final product to.  Wraps, sandwiches, over a bed of rice, plain with a side of mashed cauliflower and roasted vegetables, tossed into salads for lunch or added to soups for later in the week. What’s great about pulled pork is how easy it is to make and what little work goes into making a big batch that will leave you with plenty of leftovers. Just start with a high-quality pork shoulder, add a simple rub and throw it in the slow cooker and wait for the magic to happen.

Yields: 8 servings


  • 4 lb bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tbls. cumin
  • 1 tbls. oregano
  • 1 tbls. basil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 cup Chicken broth


  1. Place all of the seasonings in a small bowl and mix well to make the spice rub.
  2. Massage the spice rub all over the meat. You may have some left over if you have a smaller cut of meat.
  3. If you have the time, wrap and refrigerate the meat for 3 hours or as long as 24 to let the rub set in. If you are planning ahead, I recommend letting the rub set in. If you don’t have the time, just season the pork and start cooking.
  4. Place the pork into the crock pot, pour the chicken stock in.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove the pork from the crock pot and place it on a cutting board.
  7. Shred with two forks or tongs and serve