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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


I’ve tried several slow cooker pulled pork recipes in the past. Some have been good, but I’ve always far preferred the smoked version… and for the record, I still do prefer that version. But this is the first slow cooker version I’ve tried that actually comes close.

There’s red rub recipe from my favorite BBQ cookbook, and I LOVE the flavor on pork. Obviously, you can’t cook ribs or a pork shoulder with just a dry rub – it need to cook in liquid. But I still wanted the flavor profile.

I decided on a half bottle of BBQ sauce to start with. This is a good base and has all the sweetness that the pork will need – no need to add cola or brown sugar. Some of the main spices in the red rub are paprika, garlic poweder and black pepper. So I simply added 1 tablespoon of paprika, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp black pepper. But it also needed a teaspoon of salt for a perfect balance of seasoning.

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