Our Favorite Slow-Cooker Pork Recipes

Coriander-Coconut Braised Ribs
Photo: Iain Bagwell

The slow cooker is the answer to all weeknight worries. It gives you a stress-free dinner that's full of flavor and doesn't require constant attention. We know you have too much on your plate as it is, especially during this back-to-school frenzy, to be stuck in the kitchen all afternoon, and it's no secret that we love cooking with hassle-free, budget-friendly pork. So we've rounded up some of our favorite slow-cooker pork suppers to get you through your week. From smothered pork chops to melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, we got you covered.

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5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

This tender, succulent pork is simple, but provides a base for many quick family dinners. You'll never run out of ways to think of creative meals with it.

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Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew

Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew

Black beans, rice, and slow-cooked pork shoulder make up this fun, easy dinner that can be loaded into a bowl with any extra fixings.

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Glazed Pork Ribs with White Beans

Glazed Pork Ribs with White Beans
Photo: Fredrika Stjarne

Recipe: Glazed Pork Ribs with White Beans

Fresh rosemary, white wine, and garlic add a refined taste to the white beans and pork for this eastern European-inspired dish.

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Marmalade-and-Vinegar Pork

Marmalade-and-Vinegar Pork
Anna Williams/Martha Stewart

Recipe: Marmalade-and-Vinegar Pork

Orange marmalade and red wine vinegar are the standouts in this recipe. If you have leftovers, refrigerate them in the sauce to make sure the pork stays moist.

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Parmesan-Herb Pork Loin with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Slow-Cooker Parmesan-Herb Pork Loin with Chunky Tomato Sauce
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Parmesan-Herb Pork Loin with Chunky Tomato Sauce

A good, moist pork loin can cure about any weekday blues, and this chunky tomato sauce is full of flavor. Serve over pasta for a warm, hearty family meal.

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Pork Tacos Al Pastor

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor with All the Fixings
Greg Dupree

Recipe: Pork Tacos Al Pastor

Slow-cooked pork shoulder in a savory bath of pineapple, beer, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce makes this fun taco supper burst with intense flavor. Serve with small warmed corn tortillas.

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Baked Four-Cheese Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

Baked Four-Cheese Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Baked Four-Cheese Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

Italian sausage gives so much flavor to this easy baked spaghetti, making it the perfect one-dish Italian-style dinner your family will love.

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Pork Shoulder with Zesty Basil Sauce

Pork Shoulder with Zesty Basil Sauce
Epicurious/Chelsea Kyle

Recipe: Pork Shoulder with Zesty Basil Sauce

A chimichurri-style fresh basil sauce adds even more to the bold, tender pork that's slow-cooked with whole-grain mustard, garlic, smoked paprika, and some brown sugar.

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Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops
via Pillsbury

Recipe: Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

Who doesn't love creamy ranch anything in the South? Combine it with a super simple slow-cooker recipe, and it's your new weeknight staple.

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Coconut Pork Curry

Coconut Pork Curry
Photo: Frederika Stjarne

Recipe: Coconut Pork Curry

Bold ingredients such as fresh ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin, and turmeric infuse the pork shoulder as its slow-cooks. You'll make this your staple easy pork dinner for when you're feeling something exotic.

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Italian-Braised Pork with Polenta

Italian-Braised Pork with Polenta
Photo: Randy Mayor

Recipe: Italian-Braised Pork with Polenta

Pork and polenta are a dynamic duo in this dish, with the creamy and succulent textures and flavors molding in the perfect way. Garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and Italian herbs give the pork its Italian flair.

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Coriander-Coconut Braised Ribs

Coriander-Coconut Braised Ribs
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Coriander-Coconut-Braised Ribs

These ribs are well-spiced with cumin, coriander, brown sugar, and more before they even hit the slow-cooker, then simmering low and slow in a bath of coconut milk. Serve over warm basmati rice.

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Honey Lime Ginger Pork

Honey Lime Ginger Pork
The Recipe Critic

Recipe: Honey Lime Ginger Pork

A tangy, bold marinade made with honey, lime, soy, garlic, and ginger make this a new go-to easy recipe for maximum flavor.

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Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Carrots

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Carrots
Photo: Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Carrots

Quickly sear the pork chops (but not for too long) before putting them, along with the veggies, in the slow cooker. Serve over egg noodles for an easy, hearty meal.

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Easy BBQ Ribs

Easy BBQ Ribs
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Easy BBQ Ribs

These ribs are slow-cooked to perfection with homemade rib rub, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, and garlic. Serve these with anything—they'll still steal the show!

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Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops
via Betty Crocker

Recipe: Smothered Pork Chops

These chops are covered in warm, smoky gravy complete with bacon, Worcestershire, and garlic. This old-fashioned Southern recipe is sure to please your crew.

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Cuban Mojo Pork

Cuban Mojo Pork
Dinner Then Dessert

Recipe: Cuban Mojo Pork

What makes this recipe so great is its versatility—you can use this pork in a variety of ways for quick dinners. Serve with rice, throw it in tortillas, place over a salad, or make it a hearty sandwich.

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Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

Bacon Garlic Pork Loin
Dinner Then Dessert

Recipe: Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

This ultra-savory pork loin—pork on pork, in this case—only has five ingredients, but doesn't need any extra flavor. The bacon wrapped on the outside of the loin gets perfectly crispy.

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Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew

Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew
Photo: Helene Dujardin

Recipe: Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew

This dish is filled with authentic flavor, thanks to the tomatillos that cook down into a sauce.

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Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Sauced Noodles

Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Sauced Noodles
Oxmoor House

Recipe: Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Sauced Noodles

Think of this as a healthier, and easy, alternative to Chinese takeout. The pork is juicy and tender, and the noodles are full of flavor.

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Slow-Cooker Pork Roast

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast
via Food Network

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pork Roast

Sear the pork before popping it in the slow-cooker, rubbing it first with a fresh herb paste. This dish is cooked alongside carrots, celery, and onion for a traditional roast and served with egg noodles.

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Pork Chops and Onions

Pork Chops and Onions
The Magical Slow Cooker

Recipe: Pork Chops and Onions

For the onion lovers out there, this dish is full of sweet, slow-cooked onions that are complemented by the savory pork chops and a tangy sauce.

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Easy Brunswick Stew

Easy Brunswick Stew
William Dickey

Recipe: Easy Brunswick Stew

Okra, pork, lima beans, corn, and a bevy of other veggies make for a hearty stew that can be thrown in a slow-cooker and left alone for hours (making for an easy afternoon for you!).

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