Pulled pork is a real crowd pleaser. It’s one of those dishes you can serve year-round, season so many ways, and serve in many variations.
This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is perfect to serve when hosting guests or to bring for potlucks because it requires few ingredients, only four steps, and you don’t need to spend the entire day slaving over it in the kitchen. Although it will smell like you did!
This pulled pork has so much flavor, which I equate to searing in the cast iron before placing it in the slow cooker. cast iron skillets distribute heat evenly, making searing a breeze. All the flavors from the rub get locked in and you can really taste the difference when it comes out of the slow cooker.
Make it a fiesta and have Pulled Pork Tacos! They’re easy to put together, don’t take much time, and something even the kids will love. And who doesn’t love tacos?
Finding a small pork loin can be tough, so if you’re making this for two like I did, you’ll definitely have leftovers!
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 2 lb pork shoulder
- 12 oz light beer, (I used a wheat beer)
- 1/2 cup rib seasoning
- 2 small sweet onions, sliced into rounds
- Heat a 10” cast iron griddle pan on medium-high heat.*
- Brush a thin layer of olive oil over the pork and then rub it with a generous amount of the rib seasoning, making sure all sides are generously coated. Then Sear the pork on all sides, about 1 minute per side.
- Line a slow cooker with half of the sliced onion, add the pork, and top with remaining onion. Pour the beer over the pork and cook for 8 hours on low.
- When the pork is ready, remove it from the slow cooker and shred using two forks.
- If you don’t have a cast iron griddle pan, a heavy bottom pan will work.
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