Margarita Monday Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot

After a long weekend when you need an easy meal to make this Margarita Monday Pulled Pork has only three ingredients and is very easy to make in the crock pot.  A bonus for the meal is that you can have a Margarita along with your shredded pork to cap off your day.  

The first time I made this recipe was on a Monday and we all loved how easy and delicious this meal is.  There are so many options when eating shredded pork.

Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix and Lowrey’s Seasoned salt make a delicious and memorable flavor that tastes great on a sandwich, baked potato or served with tortilla chips.

Pulled pork sandwiches next to margarita mix and shredded pork

This post was created by a partnership with the Nebraska Pork Producers Associationbut all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Margarita Monday Meal Idea – Easy Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot

Sometimes working, keeping up with the kids and all of the other adult responsibilities can be tiring.  This is a perfect easy meal idea that makes plenty of leftovers to help you through the week.  

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Our family eats a lot of shredded pork!  Sometimes in the crock pot Crock Pot with Soda Flavors and sometimes we use the Best Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe.  We love making a pork butt or pork shoulder and having sandwiches the first night and loaded baked potatoes or nachos later in the week.  A couple other easy snack or appetizer recipes we love using leftover pulled pork in is Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Crescents and BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders.

If there are any extra leftovers they freeze so easily in a freezer bag or container.  Leftovers can be frozen in individual serving sizes or with multiple servings together.  Homemade BBQ Sauce can be mixed in the meat before freezing or plain cooked pork can be frozen.

I don’t drink much alcohol and I asked my husband if it would have a strong taste.  He assured me most of the alcohol cooks out. He pointed out that there aren’t many warm drinks with alcohol for a reason.  The flavors in the Margarita Mix do stick with the pulled pork to add a nice sweetness. Our whole family eats and enjoys this pulled pork, but only the adults enjoy a margarita to wash it down.

pork shoulder, slow cooker, seasoned salt and margarita mix for the best shredded pork in the crock por

Meet Zach of Quality Pork International, Inc.

Zach Lubeck is one of the people involved in bringing quality pork to tables all over the world.  There are so many fascinating people with a role to play in helping bring pork to our dinner tables.  Zach’s role is purchasing truckloads of whole hams from processing plants all over the United States and coordinating a team to debone or take the bones out of the hams.  He then helps sell those boneless hams to buyers across the country and around the world.

As we visited, Zach shared that he buys hams from processing plants that my family sells pigs to.  So he’s a link in the food chain that helps add value to cuts of meat that family farmers all over the USA raise.  So when you buy ham at the grocery store Zach and his team may have helped further process it. And know that you are supporting family farms and family businesses when you buy pork at the grocery store!

When asked what the most challenging part of his job is Zach shared that the biggest challenge is consistency.  Keeping jobs simple and trying to make them easy to repeat is more difficult than it sounds. So when Zach shared his family’s favorite recipe for Margarita Monday Shredded Pork I appreciate the details he shared that make it such an easy crock pot meal!  The recipe is simple to remember and easy to repeat!

Pork shoulder in crock pot covered in lowrey's seasoned salt

Ingredients Needed to Make Margarita Monday Pulled Pork:

  • Lowery’s Seasoned Salt
  • Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix with 8 – 10% alcohol – we use the Classic Margarita flavor
  • Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder – Bone-in or boneless is fine
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • Slider Buns or Baked Potatoes or Tortilla Chips

How to Make Easy Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot

  1. Grease or place non-stick liner in crock pot.
  2. Measure 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt for every pound of pork and rub over entire pork shoulder.
  3. Place pork shoulder in crock pot and at least partially submerge with Margarita Mix.  You can’t use too much (unless it makes the crock overflow), but you can use too little.  Be sure to save enough for a few Margaritas.
  4. Cook on low for 10 – 12 hours or high for 6 – 8 hours.
  5. Shred and drizzle with favorite BBQ sauce.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Margarita Monday Pulled Pork collage of sandwiches and classic margarita mix will pulled pork

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How to Make Margarita Monday Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot

Margarita Monday pulled pork or shredded pork sliders on a plate next to jose cuervo margarita mix

Margarita Monday Shredded Pork

Servings 12 people
Author: Jennifer
After a long weekend when you need an easy meal to make on Monday this Margarita Pulled Pork is very easy to make.  A bonus for the meal is that you can have a Margarita along with your meal to cap off your Monday.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pound Pork Shoulder or pork butt
  • 6 Tablespoons Lowrey's seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
  • BBQ Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Grease or place non-stick liner in crock pot.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt for every pound of pork and rub over entire pork shoulder.
  • Place pork shoulder in crock pot and at least partially submerge with Margarita Mix.  You can’t use too much (unless it makes the crock overflow), but you can use too little. 
  • Cook on low for 10 – 12 hours or high for 6 – 8 hours. Pork shoulder is done when it is tender and can be easily shredded with two forks.
  • Shred and drizzle with favorite BBQ sauce. 

Notes

  • Shred and drizzle with favorite BBQ sauce. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 42gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 3657mgPotassium: 769mgSugar: 6gCalcium: 34mgIron: 3mg

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3 Comments

  1. The margaritas were so good I had two bottles while making this meal.

  2. 5 stars
    So good! Making a triple batch for a group tomorrow!

    1. Hope you love the recipe! Thanks so much!

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