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Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Author: What's Cookin, Chicago?
  • Total Time: 12 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


This recipe is modified slightly from the original. The pork is great in tacos, sliders, or rice bowls.



6 pound pork shoulder / pork butt (with or without the bone)

4 cloves minced garlic

1 medium onion, diced

1 tablespoon cumin

1 cup brown sugar

1 12-ounce bottle La Victoria taco sauce (or your favorite taco sauce)

1 20-ounce bottle Coke


If the pork shoulder has a thick fat cap and/or skin, score the fat to allow the flavors to reach the meat. Place pork shoulder in a slow cooker with the garlic and onion. Add enough water to reach halfway on the roast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Drain water and add the remaining ingredients. Cook 4-6 more hours on low. (Note: time may need to be adjusted depending on size of roast and whether or not it contains the bone.)

Shred pork and serve with in tacos, sliders, or rice and beans.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Category: Main Dishes, Pork
  • Cuisine: Mexican-American


  • Calories: 226.54
  • Sugar: 17.1 g.
  • Sodium: 647.13 mg.
  • Fat: 7.59 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 2.58 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 18.31 g.
  • Fiber: 0.24 g.
  • Protein: 20.64 g.
  • Cholesterol: 69.52 g.

Keywords: pork shoulder, Coca-Cola, hot sauce