Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

A delicious slow cooker take on Pulled Pork.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Chef Seika Groves


  • 1 tblsp oil
  • 1 pound pork shoulder roast
  • 6 tblsp Dry Cajun Spice Rub I use Slap Yer Mama
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tblsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 extra large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves large garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 large apples Granny Smith work best, cored and quartered


  • Pour the vegetable oil into the bottom of a slow cooker allow to heat.
  • Rub pork with cider vinegar let stand while mixing together Cajun Spice rub and brown sugar.
  • Brush pork with maple syrup then roll in Cajun Spice Dry rub mixture.
  • Place the pork roast into the slow cooker; pour in the water, add garlic, onion and apples.
  • Cover and cook on High, checking liquid level after several hours and adding additional apple juice when necessary.
  • Cook until the roast shreds easily with a fork, 5 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks.
  • Remove apples and onions break down and add to pork, blend together.


Pulled pork may be served on toasted buns or with sides of your choice.
This recipe yields a moist and delicious traditional dry rubbed style pork. If you like yours with sauce, top with a favourite BBQ flavour of your choosing.