Indoor Pulled Pork


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3-4-pound pork shoulder, boneless
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • barbeque sauce, optional, to taste, homemade or store-bought, for serving
  • buns, optional, to taste, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, the garlic powder, the onion powder, the smoked paprika, the cumin, the salt, the pepper, and the cayenne.

  2. Evenly season the pork with the seasoning mixture, using your clean hands to massage the rub into all sides of the meat.

  3. Pour the broth, the apple cider vinegar, and the Worcestershire sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker and stir to combine.

  4. Place the pork in the slow cooker, cover with the lid, and cook on low until it is fork-tender and falling apart, about 10-12 hours.

  5. Transfer the pork to a large plate and tent it with foil.

  6. Allow the pork to sit for 10 minutes.

  7. Shred the pork with two forks.

  8. Serve, tossed in the barbeque sauce and on the buns.

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