Easy Pulled Pork Recipe is easily shredded with forks on a cutting board.

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe (Low Carb, Crock Pot)

This easy pulled pork recipe is cooked in a crock pot for convenience. Using cider vinegar gives it a great apple cider taste while keeping it low in carbs. Great for keto meal planning!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pulled pork recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264kcal


  • 4 pounds pork butt or Boston butt (a larger butt will have longer cooking time)
  • 1 small onion, quartered (for the pot)
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed (for the pot)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Dry Rub (double if your pork butt is 8 pounds or more)

"Apple Cider" Soak

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Low carb brown sugar (brown sugar substitute, coconut sugar, or brown sugar)


  • Mix the ingredients for the "Apple Cider" Soak and warm in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Pour into the crock pot and turn the crock pot to HIGH.
  • Remove the fat cap from the pork and any other large deposits of fat from the exterior of the pork. Rub with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Apply rub to the entire exterior of the pork. Place in the crock pot.
  • Nestle the onion and garlic cloves around the sides of the crock pot. 
  • Cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours or until the meat is fall-apart tender. A larger pork butt will take longer.
  • Remove the pork from the crock pot and cool for 20 minutes before shredding with forks or a claw. Discard any fat or connective tissue. Save the pot liquor to cook green beans or to make soup.
  • Count on 6 ounces per portion (person) for a party. For those on a low carb/keto diet count on 3-4 ounces per serving for meal planning. Nutritional info reflects a 4 ounce portion.
  • Freezes well. To reheat: MICROWAVE Place in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with cling film. OVEN Preheat oven to 350 F. Place pulled pork in an oven-safe container and cover with foil. Cook until hot. FRYING PAN Add a small amount of oil to a pan and cook the pulled pork until it is heated through and a little crispy.


NOTE: Any carbs from the onions, garlic, and rub ingredients (yes, dried seasoning ingredients have carbs) is mostly found in the pot liquor after cooking. Much of the fat is rendered from the meat during cooking and can be removed by refrigerating the leftover liquid and skimming it off of the top. The pork will have very little carbs per serving. It's very hard to give accurate nutritional counts for recipes like this.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pulled Pork Recipe (Low Carb, Crock Pot)
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Sodium 649mg28%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 649mg