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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork in a pretzel bun with coleslaw.

The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can make the best pulled pork right in your slow cooker! A side of quick and easy slaw is all you need to make it into one delicious dinner! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker pork, slow cooker pulled pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 494 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 lb pork loin roast
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce

for the rub:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small measuring bowl, mix together the rub ingredients (brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, chili pepper and salt). Generously rub the pork roast with spices on all sides.
  2. Place pork roast in the slow cooker.
  3. Arrange onion slices around the roast. Sprinkle minced garlic over onion slices.
  4. Pour barbecue sauce over the meat.
  5. Set your slow cooker to cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  6. When done, pull meat apart while still in the slow cooker. Mix together with the juices. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve on a bun with a side of slaw.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 1300mg57%
Potassium 1154mg33%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.