This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork only has 3 ingredients. It is a dump and go recipe for on the go families. Come home to the smell of supper already cooked! So easy and delicious!
This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is not only delicious but EASY too! So simple you just put the ingredients in, turn it on and walk away. How simple could that be??
The flavor is great, and with the supper being done when you walk through the door it's a double win.
I like easy recipes in the slow cooker like this 3 ingredient shredded roast beef. Cooking the meat in the slow cooker all day certainly makes supper easier. It also helps when you have your family eating in shifts because practices and games throughout the night.
What can I say, sports schedules happened to us!
The ingredient list is short and simple. Pork loin, banana peppers and dry onion soup mix.
That's right, that is all.
What are banana peppers?
Banana peppers are typically mild, medium sized and don't have much heat. They are a lot like green peppers.
That said, you can choose between hot or mild for this pulled pork recipe. How? Banana peppers tend to get spicier the more they age. You can find jarred banana peppers mild or hot depending on your preference.
Types of pork
There are a few different types of pork roasts out there and for this recipe, we used a pork loin. There is also pork roast, pork belly or leg. For more information on types of pork, Pork Cuts, A Visual Guide is helpful.
Cooking the slow cooker pulled pork
To make this simple slow cooker supper recipe, simply put the pork loin in the bottom of a crock pot. Then put a packet of onion soup mix (Lipton or Aldi version is fine!).
Then, add the peppers.
Cover the crock pot and turn the temperature on high.
I feel the onion soup mix and banana peppers combination is a good blend of spice but not overpowering.
The temperature of the crock pot depends on if the meat is fresh or frozen. You can use a frozen or thawed pork loin, either will cook well but the frozen will take longer.
I usually cook the pork on high for 7-8 hours if the pork is frozen and 6 hours if it is fresh. The internal temperature of the pork should be 190 degrees and pull apart easily.
What can I serve this with?
You can eat this with a crusty bread for a sandwich or over noodles. I also think eating it over rice is delicious. The ultimate? Try putting this on top of tortilla chips with melted cheese.
The storage of leftover pulled pork should be in an airtight container kept in the refrigerator. I don't recommend keeping the leftovers in the crockpot. It is best to store them in another container.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 3½ lbs pork loin frozen
- 1 oz dry onion soup mix 1 packet
- 1 cup banana peppers mild or hot
- Place pork loin in the crock pot.
- Pour onion soup mix on top.
- Place banana peppers on top of pork.
- Pour about ¼ cup of the pepper juice from the jar on the pork.
- Cover and cook on high for 7 hours.
- Shred meat with forks and let cook 1 hour more, resting in the juices.
- This recipe is based on a frozen pork loin. A thawed pork loin will cook for a shorter period of time, about 6 hours.
- If you are waiting to serve the pork and afraid the meat will dry out, you can pour ½ cup of 7-UP on the pork. That will help the pork not to dry out.