Hearty Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

These slow cooker pork crowd-pleasers range from juicy, slow-simmered sandwich fillings to zesty pork roast. We've got them in every style, too—Cuban, German, Italian. Whichever you choose, any of these slow cooker pork recipes will leave you and your guests feeling satisfied.

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    Teriyaki Pork with Asian Slaw

    This entree looks more like something you might order at a fancy Asian fusion restaurant than like your typical slow cooker pork roast. Fresh ingredients like green onions, cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, and peas offer crunch and a light, refreshing contrast to the pork tenderloin.

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    Spicy Pulled Pork

    Dr. Pepper is the secret ingredient in the sauce for this pulled pork recipe. The sweetness is a nice counterpoint to the heat of the spicy barbecue sauce that coats each bite of juicy pork.

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    Pork Ribs in Mole Verde

    Tomatillos, green chiles, serrano peppers, and a pile of fresh cilantro make these slow cooker pork ribs sing with Mexican flavors. After you remove the meat from the cooker, broil for 5 minutes to make the exterior nice and crispy.

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    Slow-Cooked Pork Carnitas

    Low in carbs, high in protein, and full of flavor, this Mexican pulled pork slow cooker recipe makes for an ideal light weekend lunch. Pop the meat and seasonings in the slow cooker right when you wake up, crank the heat to high, and come back five hours later to shred and serve with Tomato-Avocado Salsa.

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    Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

    You've probably served root beer with sliders, but have you ever served it in sliders? In this pulled pork slow cooker recipe, root beer and chili sauce balance each other for a hint of both sweet and spicy.

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    Thai Pork Shredded Tacos with Sriracha Slaw

    Slow cooker tacos? Yes, please! Make pulled pork in the slow cooker seasoned with a taste of Thailand by simmering it in lime juice, soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic. Top each taco with a spicy Sriracha slaw.

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    Ale-Sauced Pork Ribs and Vegetables

    Pork ribs simmer with dark beer, potatoes, carrots, and radishes to create this filling dinner. Garlic and fresh rosemary add flavor, while lemon peel brightens this pork slow cooker recipe.

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    Mole Pork and Green Olive Quesadillas

    You'll never guess the secret ingredient that makes these slow cooker pork-filled quesadillas sing: chocolate. It imbues the mole sauce with deep color and intriguing richness without making it overly sweet.

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    Apricot Pulled Pork Hoagies

    It's hard to go wrong with this irresistible sandwich: Tender slow cooker pulled pork is smothered in zesty barbecue sauce. Diced dried apricots mellow the heat in the barbecue sauce.

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    Green Chili Stew

    The extra few minutes it takes to brown the pork before adding to the slow cooker are well spent in this recipe. Browning brings out the flavor of the meat and adds appealing color.

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    Cuban Pork

    One of our tender shredded pork recipes and onions fill these tortilla wraps. Pico de gallo and avocado dip add a touch of island flair.  

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    Autumn Harvest Stew

    Autumnal sweet potatoes, parsnips, and apples meld beautifully with thyme and rosemary for this slow cooker pork stew.

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    Pulled Pork with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce and Kohlrabi Slaw

    Make this easy slow cooker pulled pork, then top it with a sweet rhubarb barbecue sauce. Serve it with slaw made with kohlrabi (a crunchy member of the cabbage family).

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    Italian Pork Stew

    Two kinds of meat (sausage and boneless chops or tenderloin) make this hearty slow cooker pork stew extra flavorful. Sop up the wine-flavored gravy with chunks of Italian bread or rolls. You won't want to leave a drop behind.

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    Five Spice Pork Sandwiches Au Jus

    Looking for pulled pork recipes with a twist? We recommend these Asian-inspired sandwiches. Slow cooking makes pork shoulder uber-tender and juicy, while the five-spice powder, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce lend plenty of salty, savory elements.

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    Pork and Apricots with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    This harvest slow cooker dish showcases pork shoulder and sausage, plus scoops of pillowy mashed sweet potatoes. If you're looking for an alternate entree to turkey at your holiday feast, try this hearty slow cooker pork roast.

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    Southwest Pork Chops

    These slow cooker pork chops have a Southwestern flair thanks to salsa, corn, and Tex-Mex-style chili beans. Top with cilantro and serve with rice or corn bread.

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    Pork and Slaw Barbecue Rolls

    Pile this shredded pork recipe high on a toasted bun and top it with creamy coleslaw (a traditional topper in eastern North Carolina). This pork slow cooker recipe will be a hit at your next potluck!

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    German-Style Pork Sandwiches

    This recipe for pulled pork is a classic. Cook the pork and sauerkraut in your slow cooker, then serve open-faced on rye bread with Swiss cheese.

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    Bavarian Pork Roast

    For more German flavor, heat a can of Bavarian-style sauerkraut to serve with the caraway-flavored slow cooker pork roast and tangy sour cream gravy.

  • Next Slideshow Time-Saving Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

    Time-Saving Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

    Whether you're looking for a quick weekday breakfast or a leisurely Sunday brunch, all you'll need for delicious morning meals is a slow cooker! For breakfast on the go, we've got toasted granola, creamy yogurt, and overnight oatmeal. Entertain guests with delicious brunch favorites like French toast, quiche, and loaded hash browns -- all served up straight from the slow cooker.
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