The Easiest, Most Flavorful Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork


Sometimes my husband and I forget that our slow cooker exists, but then we remember how amazing it is and throw a party! Slow-cooker meals are honestly the best. I mean…who doesn’t wanna just set and forget it?!

We subscribe to Butcher Box, a monthly delivery service of 100% grass-fed/grass-finished beef, heritage-breed pork, and free-range organic chicken. Often, Butcher Box sends pork shoulder (aka pork butt, which I just learned!), so my husband/recipe creator has had a lot of opportunities to experiment with flavor mixtures and techniques.

If there’s one thing Mr. Health Investment likes, it’s flavor! So, if flavorful slow-cooker pulled pork is what you’re looking for, this recipe is for YOU!

Open bun with pulled pork spilling out on top of a cutting board

The Easiest, Most Flavorful Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

The Health Investment
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 6


  • 3 lbs pork shoulder/butt
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Redmond Real Salt*
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Trader Joe's umami seasoning blend**
  • 2 tbsp organic spicy mustard
  • 4 tbsp The New Primal mustard BBQ sauce***
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp organic raw coconut vinegar


  • Preheat cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Pour avocado oil into skillet, coating bottom.
  • Rinse room-temperature pork under cool water. Pat dry.
  • Generously coat with salt and pepper; massage both into pork with your hands. 
  • When cast iron is completely heated (slightly smoking), sear pork on all four sides. (About 1 min. on each side.)
  • Transfer pork to slow cooker.
  • Cover with Trader Joe's Umami Seasoning, mustard, barbeque sauce, extra virgin olive oil, and raw coconut vinegar.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.

We like to eat the pulled pork on top of roasted or steamed veggies, salads, eggs, or just by itself! It’s so delicious that I could honestly eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

When you make it yourself, be sure to post a pic on Insta and tag #thehealthinvestment!

Enjoy 🙂

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