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Pulled Pork Recipe

A restaurant quality pulled pork recipe can be recreated at home without a smoker. The key is using the correct cut of pork.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 455 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 5 lbs pork shoulder (Boston butt)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker.

  2. Add the apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke.

  3. Whisk together the brown sugar, salt, smoked and sweet paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle it evenly over the pork shoulder.

  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 - 8 hours.

  5. Shred the pork. Remove any large pieces of visible fat. Drain off some of the liquid if serving as sandwiches.