Slow Cooked BBQ Pork Shoulder

BBQ slow cooked pork shoulder dinner


The prep time on this is very quick (10 minutes), especially if you have a dry rub on hand.    The cooking time is long (8 – 9 1/2  hours), but happens in slow cooker magic land where you don’t have to oversee every little detail while it’s transforming into something wonderful.


I make this in a slow cooker, you’ll need a large (i.e. 6+ quart) size.

Here’s what you’ll need for ingredients:

Note:  It’s great if you can do this the day before, but if you can’t, no worries – still delicious.

Note:  I often do this the night before and just save the onions in a sealed container in the fridge.  Then it’s incredibly fast to pull this together before you dash out of the door.

Steps to put this on your table:

BBQ dry rubbed pork shoulder over a bed of onions

Marinated overnight, pork shoulder rubbed with BBQ dry rub, sprinkled with coriander seeds. Ready to start the slow cooker!

Picture of slow cooker BBQ pork shoulder cooked

Just finished BBQ pork shoulder, the onions become soft and flavorful, almost caramelized.

Slow cooked BBQ pork shoulder ready to carve

Slow cooker BBQ pork shoulder — seasoned with coriander, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, brown sugar & turmeric.

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