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Red plate with two buns filled with smokey slow cooker pulled pork

Smokey Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smokey Pulled Pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Smokey Slow Cooker Pulled Pork gives you all the flavor of an outdoor smoker in a fraction of the time with this easy recipe.



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • lb pork roast (2½-3 lbs.)
  • ½ tsp black pepper divided
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp granulated garlic divided
  • ½ tbsp granulated chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

Optional for Serving

  • Tangy BBQ sauce (prepared or homemade)
  • Hamburger Buns


  1. Heat the skillet/frying pan over medium high heat

  2. Add the oil.

  3. Pat the roast dry, season with ¼ teaspoons each of salt, pepper, and granulated garlic

  4. Sear each side of the roast until brown, about 5 minutes; transfer to the slow cooker.

  5. In a large bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients, whisk until combined.

  6. Pour the spiced liquid over the roast in the slow cooker, place the lid.

  7. Cook on low 6, up to 8 hours.

  8. Once done, allow to rest for at least 5 minutes, then shred.

  9. If not serving immediately, replace the shredded meat to the slow cooker with the liquid and place on keep warm.

  10. Serve with optional barbecue sauce on buns.

Nutrition Facts
Smokey Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 62IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.