Our Favorite Slow-Cooker Pork Recipes
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.
5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pork Tacos Al Pastor
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.
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.
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.
Creamy Ranch Pork Chops
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.
Coconut Pork Curry
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.
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.
Coriander-Coconut Braised Ribs
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.
Honey Lime Ginger Pork
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.
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.
Easy BBQ Ribs
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!
Smothered Pork Chops
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.
Cuban Mojo Pork
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.
Bacon Garlic Pork Loin
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.
Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew
Recipe: Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew
This dish is filled with authentic flavor, thanks to the tomatillos that cook down into a sauce.
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.
Slow-Cooker Pork Roast
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.
Pork Chops and Onions
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.
Easy Brunswick Stew
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!).