Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork

This slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork is so easy to make and the perfect weeknight supper. Great on buns, eaten plain or overtop rice.

This slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork is so easy to make and the perfect weeknight supper. Great on buns, eaten plain or overtop rice.

I’m one of those people who equally uses her slow cooker in the summer and winter. In fact in the summer it almost makes even more sense because who wants to heat up the whole house? I personally like my house as cold as a freezer so running the oven all day is a big fat no-no for me. That’s why when the awesome folks over at the Ohio Pork Council and the Ohio Soybean Council asked me make a delicious slow cooker pork dish I couldn’t turn them down! I have worked with them before and made pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa and pork tenderloin with blackberry mint sauce. Those recipes were HUGE hits and I have no doubt this one won’t be as well.

PLUS when you use your slow cooker you get to proclaim” set it and forget it!” as you slam your lid down. Ok well maybe lets not slam the lid down. That could cause cracking or other random slow cooker injury. Lets not injure our slow cookers – ok?

This slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork is so easy to make and the perfect weeknight supper. Great on buns, eaten plain or overtop rice.

For this recipe I used a 5 pound bone-in pork shoulder and it turned out to be the perfect cut of meat. I personally like using bone-in because it keeps the meat super flavorful and the bone is really easy to remove after the meat becomes tender. PLUS I threw in a little honey mustard flavor because who doesn’t love honey mustard?

No, I’m serious. Who doesn’t love honey mustard? It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory and totally perfect on anything. This dish is also perfect for crazy weeknight back to school dinner rushes. Prep it before you leave, let it cook all day, shred when you get home and then devour over rice, in tacos or on soft pillowy rolls. You can use this pulled pork in just about any way you dream. In fact I used the leftovers to make delicious corn tortilla tacos topped with creamy cole slaw.

Trust me – you want to make this slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork ASAP!

{Do you have more questions about how to properly cook pork or want to learn more about the life of a pig? Visit the folks over at the Ohio Pork Council website or check out their Facebook page!}

This slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork is so easy to make and the perfect weeknight supper. Great on buns, eaten plain or overtop rice.

Oh and don’t worry if you have tons of leftovers. This pulled pork freezes beautifully!

{Looking for more slow cooker recipes? Try my ginger beer pulled pork tacos, slow cooker pumpkin chili or my slow cooker beef barley soup.}


Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork

This slow cooker honey mustard pulled pork is so easy to make and the perfect weeknight supper. Great on buns, eaten plain or overtop rice.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes


  • 5 pound bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • Brown rice, prepared
  • Chopped cilantro


In your slow cooker add pork shoulder and onion. Season pork shoulder with kosher salt and pepper. Don't be afraid to give a nice coat since this will be used to season a lot of meat.

In a small bowl whisk together mustard, honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and apple cider. Pour over the pork and cover the slow cooker with the lid.

Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.

Once the meat is fall apart tender simple shred the meat in the slow cooker. Remove any large pieces of fat or bone. There should be enough sauce in the pot to coat the meat and keep it moist.

Serve the pulled pork over prepared rice, add a little sauce over the pork and rice and sprinkle with cilantro.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Ohio Pork Council. 

37 Responses to “Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork”

  1. #
    KalynsKitchen — September 8, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Ditto on using the slow cooker all year! I think pork is the perfect meat for a crockpot and I love the sound of your mustardy pulled pork.

  2. #
    Christie — September 8, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I love that you made pulled pork in the slow cooker and the honey mustard sauce sounds amazing.

  3. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — September 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Pulled pork has got to be one of my most favorite foods EVER. Except I’ve only ever had it slathered with BBQ sauce, but I am totally diggin’ this honey mustard goodness. I sense a new sandwich obsession comin’ on HARD. Pinned!

  4. #
    Miss @ Miss in the — September 8, 2015 at 8:51 am

    This is my kind of comfort food. I often enjoy pulled pork over rice or on a sandwich with a big scoop of slaw! Love the honey mustard flavor!

  5. #
    Catherine — September 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Dear Brandy, what a marvelous dish. I have not yet made pulled pork in a slow cooker, but that is a fantastic idea! I have to try this next time I make pulled pork…so good! xo, Catherine

  6. #
    kristy @ the wicked noodle — September 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

    What a wonderfully simple slow cooker recipe! I love it when you can make a big batch and throw the extra in the freezer for a busy weeknight.

  7. #
    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — September 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Love anything in the slow-cooker! This looks fantastic!

  8. #
    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron — September 8, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I’ve only just made my first batch of pulled pork, and I can’t get over how tender and delicious it is! Your honey mustard version has me drooling…perfect for busy nights!

  9. #
    Stephanie — September 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Honey mustard is the best! What a great dinner idea!

  10. #
    The Food Hunter — September 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love this recipe! I usually do honey mustard chicken but I bet it is amazing on pork.

  11. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — September 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I also use my slow cooker just as much in the summer as in the winter! It just makes sense! Love this pulled pork dish and can’t wait to try it.

  12. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I’m the same – I love using mine in the summer! But heck I use it all year round. This looks divine – three cheers for Ohio piggies!

  13. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — September 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Love the mustard sauce you’ve used here, Brandy – delicious!

  14. #
    Kristyn — September 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    OH BOY!! This looks so good. Going to try this asap!

  15. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I’m all about the honey mustard pulled pork!

  16. #
    Julia — September 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    My husband loves pulled pork! I have never tried this version with honey mustard but I bet it is so good.

  17. #
    Aggie | Aggie's Kitchen — September 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    This looks incredible!!

  18. #
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — September 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I LOVE pulled pork! I just bought a roast today to make it later this week. I love the addition of honey mustard!

  19. #
    Laura — September 8, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I bet this is fantastic! Love the cider vinegar in it as well! This is a great fall meal.

  20. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — September 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I’m with you – the slow cooker is a lifesaver in the summer (especially since we don’t have air conditioning!). This honey mustard pork looks insane. Love. it.

  21. #
    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — September 8, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    That pulled pork looks so tender! My kids and friends would love this — I am going to make it for them soon. But I have to confess … who doesn’t like honey mustard? *cough, cough* me 😉

  22. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    This recipe is the perfect excuse to bust out my beloved Wegman’s honey mustard and for that, I love you 🙂

  23. #
    Deborah — September 8, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I have been on a bit of a pork roll lately – definitely adding this to the list!!

  24. #
    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — September 9, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I love honey mustard anything! This sounds so good, I have to make it! Shared to my FB page. 🙂

  25. #
    Rachel Cooks — September 9, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I use my slow cooker equally in the winter and summer too! And this is getting put on the must-make list! YUM.

  26. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — September 9, 2015 at 10:05 am

    We always serve our pulled pork on buns but now I’m wondering why I haven’t served it over rice before! I’m loving that idea!I’m so glad that this will make lots of left overs too because I am going to need to have this for a few meals. It looks so good!

  27. #
    eat good 4 life — September 9, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Well yes this is something my family would love me to make. I have not made pork before and the fact that it is in the slow cooker it is easy for me to try. I might give this a go 🙂

  28. #
    Cookin Canuck — September 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I’m an equal opportunity slow cooker user as well – winter or summer, it’s all good. Loving the honey mustard flavor of this pork!

  29. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — September 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    This looks amazing! Perfect for game day parties!

  30. #
    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet — September 9, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I can’t live without my slow cooker right now! It helps for busy nights! This pulled pork looks so delicious! I need to try the honey mustard version!

  31. #
    Kristen — September 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I really want this for dinner, right now. Or in my slow cooker right now so I can have it for dinner tonight. It looks amazing, Brandy!

  32. #
    Rose | The Clean Dish — September 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    You are so right about the slow cooker — it makes much more sense to use it in the summer! I never thought about it that way. This dish looks fantastic!

  33. #
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — September 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Yes! I love yelling “set it and forget it” . . .and then placing the lid down very gently 😉

    Honey mustard is one of my favorite condiments for pulled pork, so I love that you actually (slow) cooked those flavors right into the pork!

  34. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — September 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I make pulled pork quite a bit…yet I’ve never thought to make a honey mustard version.. For Pete’s sake…I love it! I actually think I would like this better!!

  35. #
    tanya — September 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I’m not worried about leftovers because I don’t think there would be any! Love the honey mustard flavor.


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