Slow Cooker Pork Main Dish Recipes

Pork is a top pick for the slow cooker—with time, it turns so succulent and tender. Get the very best slow cooker pork recipes around.

Staff Picks

Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

Rating: 4 stars 36
The apple and onion together work magic on this classic dish. This is traditionally served on New Year's Day in Central Pennsylvania. It is customarily served with mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut mixture tops the mashed potatoes like a gravy. Surprisingly good.
By Katie

Harvey Ham Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
Slow cooked shredded ham in a brown sugar and mustard sauce. This is the sort of thing you prepare a day or so in advance so that when you serve it you don't really have to do much of anything at all. Great for times when people will be in and out, eating irregularly all day.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2054
Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Portuguese Chourico and Peppers

Rating: 3.5 stars 39
Great as a sandwich like sloppy Joes or over mashed potatoes or rice.

Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 1811
Delicious fall-apart tender pork without digging a hole in your backyard!

Slow Cooker French Onion Pork Chops

Rating: 5 stars 8
A lighter version of a wonderful main dish. Easy to prepare and add some quick sides to. Yummy!
By Hannah

Slow Cooker Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 1445
For a delicious, no-fuss ham that is juicy and good, try this slow cooker sensation with only two ingredients!

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: 4.5 stars 617
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.

Mexican Style Shredded Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 540
This is an amazing shredded pork recipe similar to what you would eat in a rice bowl (or in an enchilada) at a Mexican restaurant. It is easy to prepare and simmers in a slow cooker all day, ready to enjoy when you arrive home. I serve it over rice (laced with lime juice and fresh cilantro), Cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, and a dollop of sour cream. Amazing!

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Rating: 5 stars 266
My way of making pulled pork is simple: slow cooker, 1 can of beer, a 5 to 6 pound pork butt, seasonings, and a bottle of barbecue sauce. My beer choice is Shiner Bock®. My seasoning choices are salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. My barbecue sauce choice is Sweet Baby Ray's®. Just put it in a slow cooker before you go to bed and when you wake up the magic has happened. See for yourself. This recipe is perfect for a party, and you can even prepare 2 and feed around 30 people. Serve on onion or hamburger buns.

Authentic, No Shortcuts, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4 stars 209
This is my take on a Louisiana classic. No shortcuts! Put everything into the slow cooker in the morning and you will have your meal ready in the late afternoon or evening, whenever you are ready. This recipe will feed a lot of people.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops II

Rating: 4 stars 1152
A wonderful way to cook pork--it's extremely tasty and tender. With a mixture of spices and garlic, it's terrific. And it is extremely EASY.

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: Unrated 3031
"Awesome! Easy to cook, and easy to freeze and portion for other days!" – Eunicecota
Saucy Slow Cooker Chops
Rating: Unrated 164
"Simple, delicious, and so easy to make!" – Jean DiMonte
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
Rating: 4.5 stars 46

This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.