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This simple, delicious Pork Roast recipe is a favorite and perfect in so many dishes too! Easily made in the slow cooker, this is the best Pork Roast and is loaded with flavor!

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe - This simple slow cooker pork roast recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork! So easy! //
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. A simple pork recipe prepared in the slow cooker. Easy and delicious for tons of favorite pulled pork recipes. //

Perfect Pork Roast – This simple slow cooker Pork Roast recipe makes the most amazing Pulled Pork! And it’s so easy!

If your family enjoys pork dishes, you really do want to give this pork roast recipe a try. It is the most simple and easy way to make the best pulled pork. And the slow cooker does most of the work!

Pork Roast (Pulled Pork Recipe)

This pork roast is another one of those recipes where I throw all of my ingredients into my slow cooker and then let it do all the work. Everyone loves the moist, scrumptious pulled pork it makes and rave over it every time I serve it. So even though it’s incredibly easy to make, I get to take all the credit for it.

Seriously though, I’ve made this so many times, have found the best cuts of pork to use and the right blend of ingredients to use in this slow cooker recipe. I’ve tested the recipe so many times to know exactly how to slow cook it so that it is so very tender and not tough. So, I think it really is a fair partnership that my slow cooker and I have in making this delicious pork roast recipe. And it results in the best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted!

How to Make the Best Pulled Pork

To make this pork roast or pulled pork recipe, I begin with my favorite cut of pork, my seasoning, and just the right amount of time in my slow cooker! That’s really the secret.

There are just a few tricks that I’ve found that I want to share with you so you’ll be loving this pork roast as much as we do.

Photograph of cooked pork roast in a white baking dish.

The Best Cut of Pork for Pulled Pork

This is just my opinion, but I prefer to use a shoulder blade roast or Boston butt roast when slow cooking for an extended period – like in this recipe. I think these cuts of meat have just the right ratio of fat to meat to allow the roast to keep its flavor and become extremely tender. This makes such delicious pulled pork!

How to Cook

To make this, you’ll need at least a 6-quart slow cooker that has a tight fitting lid. I have found that one with a WARM setting works perfectly for this recipe.


This pork roast recipe is simple and doesn’t include a lot of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make it.

  • Boston Butt,
  • Worcestershire (or coconut aminos if sensitive to soy),
  • dry rub

I don’t add any other liquids.

Once I have my Boston butt roast (or shoulder blade roast), I place it into my slow cooker with the fat facing up. This allows the fat to drizzle down the sides of the roast as it cooks for amazing flavor and tenderness. I don’t brown my pork prior to placing in my slow cooker.

Once the roast is in the slow cooker, add the Worcestershire or coconut aminos until well-covered. Then season well with dry rub.

Cook it Low and Slow

I cook my pork roast looooow and slooooow.

Trying to rush this cut of meat just isn’t good to me. I normally cook my pork roast in my slow cooker for 8-10 hours on Low setting for the best pulled pork.

I actually like to put it into my slow cooker as I’m going to bed at night. Then I wake up with my night’s supper done before I even have my breakfast.

Then, I’ll leave it set to Warm with the liquid that cooked off while it cooked overnight still in the slow cooker and let it “steam” in the slow cooker for another 4 hours or so. The resulting pulled pork will absolutely melt in your mouth!

But of course you can start it in the morning and have it cook all day while you go about your activities. It’s delicious either way!

The pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Once done, remove from slow cooker and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

Then slice or shred with forks and serve as desired.

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe - This simple slow cooker pork roast recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork! So easy! //

Favorite Ways to Serve Pork Roast

There are so many ways to serve this pork and my family enjoys eating this often! It’s delicious in Pulled Pork Quesadillas, or alongside some savory Baked Beans and Southern Potato Salad. And my family and friends especially love when I make Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a scoop of crunchy Coleslaw piled on top or served on the side! The meal options are endless – it’s even delicious scooped on top of a House Salad for a simple lunch or supper.

Freezer Instructions

Pulled Pork freezes well. After your pork has completely cooled, place in an airtight freezer container and store for up to 2 months.

So now that I’ve shared a few secrets with you, I can’t wait to hear how you like this pork roast!

Here’s the recipe for my pork roast.

4.86 from 135 votes

Pork Roast Recipe

Dinner 12 hrs 5 mins

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe - This simple slow cooker pork roast recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork! So easy! //
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Servings 8
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Pork Roast Recipe – This delicious Pork Roast recipe is so easy to make in the slow cooker! It's a simple favorite that makes the Best Pulled Pork to use in so many dishes!


  • 1 (3-5 pound) Pork Shoulder Blade Roast or Picnic
  • 8-10 dashes Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 3-5 tablespoons dry rub your favorite, (+more if desired)


  • Place meat in the slow cooker. Add dashes of Worcestershire sauce to the top of the meat until it is well covered. Then sprinkle heavily with dry rub. Cook on low setting of slow cooker for 8-10 hours. Leave meat in the slow cooker on the “warm” setting for about 4 more hours or until the meat easily will pull with two forks.
  • Internal temperature of pork roast should be between 190º F and 205º F.
  • Remove from slow cooker and allow to rest about 5-10 minutes. Then, slice or pull for serving, basting with pan juices from slow cooker.
  • Serve warm.
  • Leftovers should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 230mg

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Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe - This simple slow cooker recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork! So easy! //

Originally published 2012.

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Recipe Review


  1. 5 stars
    Can I use beef instead of pork please respond need this for Tornado party. STILL LIKE ALL OF YOUR RECIPES SO FAR (:

  2. QUESTION: Your directions say to “sprinkle heavily with dry rub”. Do I sprinkle the rub just on the top of the meat or on the sides and bottom as well?

  3. Robyn, I made this recipe today and used your dry rub recipe. It was delicious!! I have only low and high on my slow cooker. It was a 2lb pork butt/shoulder and cooked it on warm for 11 hours. SO tender. Next time I’ll be sure to get a larger roast since it goes so quickly and I want lots of leftovers! Thanks!

    1. Jackie, you should only cook meat at either a low or high setting, not warm. The slow cooker may not get hot enough on the warm setting. Once your meat has cooked thoroughly, then you can turn the slow cooker to Warm. I hope this helps.

  4. 5 stars
    My go to pulled pork recipe. I season it the night before in the slow cooker container and just pop it in the cooker around 4 AM so it’s ready by 6. Delicious 😋

  5. I have never written a comment but this is the best pulled pork I’ve ever eaten. I made exactly as written. Thank you for sharing this recipe. This was awesome

    1. Thanks so much, Colleen. I appreciate you taking the time to comment on this recipe. I’m so glad you love it.

  6. I have made this and it is out of this world! I would like to freeze next time I make it. Do I just thaw in refrigerator or on counter. How do I reheat it? You are the best and thank you!

    1. Kelly, allow the pulled pork to cool and then store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw in the refrigerator. I would suggest reheating with the pork roast in foil at 8 to 10 minutes per pound if you are using 375º F. Hope this helps.

    1. Anna, I haven’t cooked my pork roast in an instant pot but according to Instant Pot Cooking Table, you would cook your pork butt roast 15 minutes per pound and pork loin roast for 20 minutes per pound. Hope this helps.

    1. Lauren, I would cook in slow cooker at least 10 hours on low setting. Make sure it reaches temperature between 190º F and 205º F. Then cook on Warm setting at least 4 more hours or until the meat easily will pull apart with two forks. Hope you enjoy!

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