Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

makes about 4 lbs.

  • 4  lbs. pork shoulder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1  14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz. chicken broth

Mix salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, ground cumin, smoked paprika and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub the pork shoulder with the spice rub on all sides.

Line the bottom of the crock pop with the chopped garlic and onions. Place the seasoned pork shoulder on top. Pour the tomatoes into the crock pot, making sure to evenly distribute. Follow with the chicken broth. Place the lid on the pork and set crock pot on HIGH heat for 8 hours, turning half way through to ensure even cooking.  Pull out cooked pork shoulder from crock pot and shred with two forks. Reserved braising liquid will make a great base for soups, be sure to jar some up.