Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow cooker barbecue pulled pork is easy to put together with a few simple ingredients! Serve it as a sandwich or with cornbread and baked beans!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork


5 lb boneless pork shoulder (or butt)

1 onion, chopped

½ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup fresh tomato, pureed in a blender (1 small, ¼ lb)

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp spicy brown mustard

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp liquid smoke


Place pork and onion in the slow cooker. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or until fork-tender.

Remove roast to plate and use two forks to pull the pork into small pieces. Return to the sauce.


12 serving, 500 calories per serving

Hack:  Pulled pork pairs perfectly with Broccoli Coleslaw!

Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Freeze serving-sized portions in freezer bags or containers for up to 3 months.



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6 Replies to “Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork”

  1. oh, this sounds so yummy. Thank you for this recipe. I really like the special taste that comes out of the pork and onion combination.

    I went to my kitchen and checked and I’m glad to say I have all the ingredients, so I’ll delight all my family with a nice barbecue pulled pork tonight. 🙂

    1. I always slow cook meat with onions, whether it be in the slow cooker or on the stove.  I love the flavor it imparts.  Please let me know how your family likes it!

  2. Who’s hungry? I definitely am now! This recipe looks so delicious and it sounds so easy to be cooked (that’s the important part). One question, can I replace this with either beef or chicken? My family and I rarely eat pork, but we do enjoy a good pulled beef! Looking at the ingredients, I am only missing the liquid smoke and the Worcestershire sauce (hopefully i can find them).

    This is so easy to follow through while being short and sweet! Tho it will be perfect if there is a video to follow through (I always rely on cooking videos haha!). Maybe it is time for me to take my cooking to the next level and not rely so much on videos! Thank you Cynthia for this amazing recipe and keep it up! Looking forward for more. 

    1. I have added videos to some of my content and am considering adding more.  Everyone learns differently and that’s ok!  I, personally, learning by doing something as opposed to reading or watching the video.  Whatever works, right?  I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  3. Thank you for this article on slow cooking pork.  The picture has my mouth watering and is making me hungry.  I am glad I came across this article.  I will pull out the slow cooker and prepare this Saturday night for Sunday’s dinner.  For some reason, I had gotten away from using the slow cooker.  This recipe is a game changer.  The two hacks you give are great.  I am especially interested in the idea of freezing serving size portions for future use.  I have been looking for great tasking easy to prepare recipes and your website appears to be the answer to my quest.  Thank you.

    1. I’m happy I could help!  I don’t use my slow cooker as much as I could, either.  What a shame we don’t think of it more as it makes life so much easier!  I hope your family enjoys the pulled pork.

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