Everyone loves this easy pulled pork slow cooker recipe! Turn a slow cooked pork butt into pulled pork that you can use in so many recipes! Only five ingredients and a few minutes of prep time!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork!
I don’t know if you noticed or not, but I’ve been going back through my old, old, recipes and remaking them. This slow cooked pork butt was originally published in July of 2008! Yes, I have been blogging that long.
The problem with being a food blogger is that you are always trying a new recipe. With all the new recipe trying, not a lot of recipes get repeated and that’s a shame.
Especially when it comes to this easy pulled pork recipe! With only five ingredients (and one of them being beer) this pork butt braises all day long in the slow cooker. It becomes so tender, you just shred it with a fork and you have the basis for many, many dinners!
Ingredients to Make Slow Cooked Pork Butt
- Cilantro – if you don’t want to use cilantro, you can substitute parsley.
- Jalapeno Pepper – use as many as you like depending on the level of heat you like.
- Beer – a light pilsner works good for this or you can experiment with a dark beer.
- Pork Roast – I prefer a shoulder or a butt that has a little more fat to keep everything moist, though you can use a pork loin.
- Salt and Pepper (not pictured.)
How to Make this Easy Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Recipe:
This recipe is so crazy easy!
Step one – Place the pork roast in your crock pot. You can brown it first if you’d like, but since this was going to be shredded, I didn’t bother.
Step two – Smash the garlic cloves, coarsely chop the cilantro (or leave whole) and cut the jalapeno into fourths and add to the slow cooker.
Step three – Pour over the beer. Generously sprinkle everything with salt and pepper.
Step four – Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Step five – When finished, remove the pork from the slow cooker and when it’s cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks. Skim the fat off the sauce (or refrigerate and spoon off the fat that solidifies at the top) and pour over the pork to keep it moist.
What to do with Delicious Pulled Pork?
After the pork braises all day in the beer, you are left with the most amazing moist, tender and delicious pork. You can see my big bowl of pulled pork in the first photo!
The first night I made super easy pulled pork tacos. I just placed some pork on a corn tortilla, topped it with some my favorite pickled onions, radishes, cilantro and some crumbly Mexican cheese. Easy and delicious.
The next day I made pulled pork quesadillas, which were even easier than the tacos!
Even after 2 dinners and one lunch, I was able to put two bags of pulled pork in the freezer!
More Easy Slow Cooker Recipes:
This Slow Cooker Chicken Vesuvio is so delicious! Chicken thighs, potatoes and peas cook all day in a brothy white wine sauce.
You won’t miss the meat in this Slow Cooker Minestrone! Loaded with vegetables, beans and pasta, it’s pure comfort food!
Love to cook with beer in your slow cooker, try this Chicken and Stout Stew! It even has bacon in it!
For even more follow my Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes Board on Pinterest.
Slow Cooked Pork Butt
- 4 pounds pork butt
- 12 oz beer
- 3 cloves garlic peeled and lightly smashed
- 1 jalapeno pepper cut into fourths, seeded if you'd like
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- salt and pepper
- Place the pork roast in the slow cooker.
- Add the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper to the slow cooker.
- Pour over the bottle of beer.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 8 - 10 hours.
- When done, remove the pork from the slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks. Skim the fat off the cooking liquid and pour the remaining liquid over the pork to keep it moist.
This post was originally published in 2008 and has been updated for 2019.