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

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Course Main Course
Servings 12
Calories 500 kcal


  • 5 lb boneless pork shoulder (or butt)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 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 and serve.
  • 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.
Keyword barbecue pulled pork, crock pot meal, easy meal, make ahead, pork butt, pork roast, pork shoulder, pulled pork, slow cooker meal

Did you know?  The slow cookers we know and love today began as The Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker back in the 1940s.  Check out the whole story here!

Suggestion: Pulled pork pairs perfectly with colorful and creamy broccoli coleslaw!

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4 Replies to “Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork”

  1. Let me just say that I loooove pulled pork. It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn how to make. This recipe is extremely simple and will undoubtedly aid me in learning and sharing it with those around me. I will, without a doubt, save this to my computer. And who knows, maybe I’ll make it for my family’s next gathering. Thank you for the recipe; it looks delicious.

    1. My family has made pulled pork in a slow cooker for years and years because it IS so easy.  I hope you’ll give it a try at your next get-together as it’s always a crowd-pleaser!

  2. I can say that pork barbequed is the best way to eat it. I may not be a fan of eating animals, but the smell of it being barbequed makes me want to relish the smell and taste.

    What a wonderful way you have put it, the recipe and instructions on how to cook this type of meat. I need to learn to cook, since hubby loves meat but I am a vegetarian by nature.


    1. My sister-in-law is a vegetarian, my brother and nephew are not. Their solution is to make a meal they can all enjoy but with different proteins.  Perhaps your husband wouldn’t be against trying some vegetarian meals as well!  I have a wide variety of recipes that can help.  Please let me know which ones are your favorite!

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