Korean Pulled Pork Recipe for the Slow Cooker

Korean Pulled Pork Recipe for the Slow Cooker

The sweet spicy flavor of Korean pulled pork is a cinch to attain with this easy recipe made entirely in the slow cooker.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut the pork into three large pieces. Place them in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together the Gochujang, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pour over the pork. Cover, and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (see Cooking Tip).
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the pork to a cutting board. Shred with two forks. Place in a bowl, and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Skim the fat off the liquid in the slow cooker. Transfer the liquid to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat to low, and let the liquid simmer until it is reduced by half. Pour over the shredded pork.
  5. Step 5

    Serve the pork on the rolls topped with slaw or kimchi. Note: Gochujang Sometimes called Korean red pepper paste, it's a dark red concentrated ingredient made from chilies, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sometimes a bit of sweetener.  It adds wonderful heat and flavor to various dishes.  It lasts for months in the fridge. Cooking Tip: This is one of those recipes that really benefits from a long, slow cooking process.  It makes the pork fall-apart tender.  So don't try to cut the cooking time by cutting it in half.