Skip to content

Paleo Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipe

  • by


  • 4-5 pounds pork shoulder (also known as pork butt)
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought Paleo-friendly chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, for a hint of sweetness)


  1. Prepare the Pork:
    • Rinse the pork shoulder and pat dry with paper towels.
    • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Rub this spice mix all over the pork, ensuring it’s evenly coated.
  2. Layer the Ingredients:
    • Place one sliced onion at the bottom of the crockpot.
    • Add the seasoned pork shoulder on top of the onions.
    • Scatter the minced garlic and the remaining onion slices over the pork.
    • Drizzle the apple cider vinegar and broth over the pork. If using, drizzle honey or maple syrup as well.
  3. Cook:
    • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the pork is very tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Shred the Pork:
    • Remove the pork from the crockpot and shred it using two forks. Discard any excess fat as needed.
    • Skim off any excess fat from the liquids left in the crockpot, and then return the shredded pork to the pot. Stir to mix the pork with the cooking juices for extra flavor.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the pulled pork hot. Enjoy it as is, or pile it onto Paleo-friendly buns or lettuce wraps. It’s also great topped with Paleo coleslaw or alongside a fresh salad.

This Crockpot Pulled Pork is a fantastic make-ahead meal that gets better with time, making it perfect for meal prep or family dinners.

Why Pork?

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x