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Pulled Pork Spice Rub - A Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Spice Rub

Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Marinate Time3 hrs
Total Time11 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Pulled Pork, pulled pork dry rub, pulled pork spice rub, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard (ground mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
  • 3 - 4 pound pork butt

Instructions

Pulled Pork Dry Rub

  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt.
    Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt. 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Sprinkle onto pork, and massage gently into all sides.
    Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt. 
  • If time allows, let meat marinate in spice rub for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt. 
  • To prepare, add spice-rubbed pork butt to slow cooker insert.
  • Cover and cook on high for approximately 4 hours or on low for 8 hours or until the meat falls apart and is tender.
    Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt. 
  • Remove pork from crock pot. Discard bones and large pieces of fat. Shred with two forks. Return pulled pork back to crock pot juices, stir and serve.
    Looking for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe? The first step is to make a pulled pork spice rub to add a punch of flavor, and this recipe is simple as can be with just brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic salt. 

Notes

  • For the best pulled pork, use a pork butt which is also called a Boston butt or pork shoulder. 
  • Do not trim off the excess fat from the pork butt.  This is what makes a tender, juice pulled pork recipe.
  • Use your hands to really massage the pork spice rub into the meat.
  • For more flavor, marinate the pork in the pulled pork dry rub for a few hours or up to overnight; however, this step is not required if you're short on time. 
  • If needed, substitute garlic powder and salt for garlic salt.
  • Looking for an oven pulled pork recipe? Try our favorite recipe, found here.