crock pot pork roast recipe
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Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe

While surfing through my personal collection of food photos for holiday meal ideas, I stumbled across a delicious crock pot pork roast recipe I made for Sunday dinner earlier this fall. It quickly became a fan favorite in my kitchen, satisfying hearty appetites at an affordable price per pound.

crock pot pork roast recipe

If you enjoy tender, juicy pulled pork, this is the perfect holiday main dish recipe.  All I did was rub the meat with a spice mixture, throw it into the slow cooker, and let it cook on low for a few hours. Leftover pork can be used to make tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or sliders.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe:

adapted from Good Cheap Eats

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb bone-in skin on pork picnic shoulder
  • Chili powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin – 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves – 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Sea salt – 1 tablespoon 
  • Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Onion powder – 1 tablespoon 
  • Black pepper – 1 teaspoon 
  • Garlic powder – 1 tablespoon 
  • Cayenne pepper – 1/4 teaspoon 
  • 1 Bay leaf

Directions

Take the pork out of its packaging and rinse with water. Dry the meat completely with paper towels. Cut into the skin of the shoulder between the fat and the meat, pulling the skin to remove.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Remove as much of the fat as you can.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Gather the spices for the pork rub.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Combine spices into a small bowl.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Coat the pork shoulder with spice mixture, rubbing into the meat.

crock pot pork roast recipeIf you have the time, let the meat marinate in the fridge for a few hours. If not, place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Turn the slow cooker on low. Don’t forget to add the bay leaf.

crock pot pork roast recipe

And let it cook for 7-9 hours.

crock pot pork roast recipe

Once done, remove meat from slow cooker and shred into bite size pieces. Enjoy alone or with your favorite sides 😛

crock pot pork roast recipe

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