When I know I have a busy day in front of me, I often use my slow-cooker as my go to kitchen appliance to get dinner on the table without a lot of fuss. Just toss the ingredients in and forget about it. From stews to pot roast, the slow cooker makes cooking easy.
This morning, after I fed my family breakfast, I spent about 15 minutes seasoning chunks of pork, searing them in a frying pan, and then adding it and a few other ingredients to a slow cooker. Eight hours later, we were eating tender pulled pork tacos. All I had to do (aside from the pork), was to heat some corn tortillas, cut some kale, tomatoes and avocados. Everyone assembled their own tacos, and I was relieved to have not spent too much time in the kitchen.
Pulled pork can be used as a taco, burrito or sandwich filling. It can also be used over nachos, in salads or over rice. However you like to eat it, this recipe is a cinch to pull together, and you’ll be happy to have let your slow cooker do most of the work. Enjoy!
Recipe: Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
An easy recipe for pulled pork made in the slow cooker.
- 3 pounds fresh pork shoulder
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1-14.5oz can beef broth
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke seasoning
- Cut the pork into large 2-inch chunks. Place the chunks in a large bowl.
- Mix the Cajun seasoning, garlic salt, and coriander in a small bowl. Sprinkle the seasonings over the pork and massage the meat until it is completely coated.
- Heat a large skillet with the vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
- Sear the pork chunks on each side. Transfer the pork to a slow cooker.
- Add the onions to the same skillet as the pork. Sauté the onions for 5 minutes until soft.
- Transfer the onions to the slow cooker.
- Pour the beef broth and liquid smoke over the pork and onions.
- Give everything a quick stir and cook for 8 hours on low heat or for 4 hours on high heat. When the pork is ready, pull apart with two forks.
- Serve warm in tortillas for tacos, over rice, or as a sandwich filling.