This Salsa Verde Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe is embarrassing me. You’ll soon find out why one of the best crockpot recipes for pork can be life changing.

Platter of salsa verde pulled pork made in a slow cooker

I’d like to tell you that this juicy, spicy, and oh-so-saucy meal that prompted Ben to propose to me all over again was a product of careful flavor planning, spice grinding, mother saucing, and generally impressive, difficult-to-pronounce culinary technique. Sous vide! Flambé! Gratiné!

The truth, however, looks less Julia Child and more…

The EASIEST Salsa Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

jar of green salsa to make salsa verde pulled pork

Why I Love This Easy Recipe

Yes friends. My secret to cooking the meal that earned the highest distinction of household praise—an urgent request that I make it every week—is a jar of store-bought green salsa. All together, this easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe is seven ingredients, two of which are sugar and salt, yet its flavor is rich, complex and addictive. Honestly, it’s so simple and the results are so fantastic, I’m starting to wonder why I make anything else.

overhead image of a jar of salsa verde and fresh cilantro

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe Directions

Are you ready to see how easy this 7 ingredient salsa verde pork recipe is to make? It’s the easiest crockpot recipe. EVER.

  • Dump your salsa verde pulled pork ingredients into a crock pot
  • Stir everything to combine
  • Turn on the slow cooker

That’s it! In the slow cooker, the pork absorbs the flavor of the salsa and becomes fall-apart, melt-in-your-mouth tender. We tend to like food hot around here, so I picked a spicy jalapeno salsa, but choose whichever level of spice best suits your family’s taste.

plate of crock pot pulled pork made with green salsa

I served this easy slow cooker pulled pork over brown rice with sour cream and avocado, but it would be equally delicious as filling for tacos or mixed up with black beans, Chipotle burrito bowl-style. Or go all out and serve it with Kristen’s easy Mexican Quinoa Salad or Deborah’s Mexican Corn Salad.

plate of pulled pork made in a crock pot seasoned with jarred green salsa

Though long afternoons spent lovingly preparing elaborate meals are special and have their place on occasion, for the days when time is too little and energy too faint, recipes like this are a treasure. Seven ingredients, three steps, marriage proposal-inducing results.

Put a ring on it.

platter of Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Salsa Verde

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plate of salsa verde easy slow cooker pulled pork
Print Review
5 from 9 votes

Salsa Verde Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

An easy recipe for juicy, spicy slow cooker pulled pork that’s perfect to serve with rice or use as a filling for tacos. With only 5 minutes of prep time, this recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 16 ounces prepared salsa verde - green salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic - about 4 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pork loin - 2-1/2 to 3-pounds, trimmed of excess fat

For serving

  • Prepared rice or corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges


Serving: 1(of 6), Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 43g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 119mg, Potassium: 911mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 881IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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