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Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

Slow cookers or crock pots are the best kitchen companions because they do all of the work.

I think of my slow cooker as a “slow and go” because it cooks the food slowly while I go…run errands or do whatever.

The hardest part about cooking food in a slow cooker may just be cleaning the pot.  After cooking something in it; if you’ve ever left the pot out awhile before soaking or cleaning it, you probably know what I mean.

So, this “less is more” pulled pork recipe is one of my favorites and I make it all of the time.

There are just 3 ingredients…

…and 2 of them are salt and pepper so it may not even qualify as a recipe.

But one thing’s for sure, it’s full of wonderful pork flavor.

I love the mellow flavor of this tender pulled pork and also love that leftovers can be made into completely different meals or even lunches for work.

One of my fave things to make with it are simple street tacos with a corn tortilla, chopped white onions and cilantro, and topped with fresh lime juice.  And of course salt and pepper to taste is a must.

It’s also really good when portion-size servings are quickly tossed in a hot skillet just long enough for the edges of the pulled pork to get a little crispiness to them.  Then served topped with BBQ or thick teriyaki sauce and either eaten as is, in a big old bun, or a small soft slider roll.  Yum.

It’s perfect for making taquitos too.  I’ve even added it to spaghetti sauce for something different and it was divine.

Whether this pulled pork is served in tortillas, in a sandwich or slider, topped with a sauce, in a sauce, or just by itself, it’s amazingly delicious comfort food.

So for the ingredients….

…I used a pork shoulder roast because it was on sale but a pork butt or pork blade roast works well too.

And salt and ground black pepper…that’s it.

Here’s how to make it.

In a slow cooker add the pork roast and…

…sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly on all sides.

Lay the roast in the middle of the slow cooker fat-side up.

Cover with a lid and cook on the low setting for 4 hours.

Here’s what it looks like after 4 hours.

Since no liquid was added, all of the liquid in the pot is from the meat.

Next, pull off the fat and discard.

If pulling the pork apart right in the slow cooker pot, an option is to first remove some of the liquid.

Or the pork can be transferred to a plate to be pulled apart.

The liquid in the pot includes fat and will turn white when cooled.

So if putting the pulled pork back in the liquid from the slow cooker, an option may be to remove some of it (the liquid) before putting any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Next, add more salt and pepper to taste and…

…serve it up however you would like.



Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy New Year!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Yield: Serves 3

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hour 3 minutes


2 pounds pork shoulder, blade or butt roast
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper


Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly to all sides of the roast. Lay the roast, fat-side up in the middle of the slow cooker. Cover with a lid and cook on the low setting for 4 hours. After the roast is done cooking, remove the fat and discard. Remove some of the juice in the slow cooker if desired and using 2 forks, pull the pork apart and serve.

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