Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Nothing beats a good pulled pork sandwich in our books and if you want a great way to make pulled pork while you are at work or away for the day, why not use your slow cooker? This method makes a delicious pulled pork sandwich that is so nice to come home to!

If you love sandwiches, try our Air Fryer Hamburgers or this delicious Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo as well!

slow cooker pulled pork on a plate with a side of coleslaw

How to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This is the pulled pork recipe our family has been enjoying for many years and we make it regularly (hint: it also freezes really well if you make extra to save for another day).

To get started, brown the roast in the skillet on the stove on all sides with a bit of oil in the skillet over medium heat. If you want to skip this step, you can, but browning adds a bit of flavor to the dish (just know that it isn't mandatory if you are in a hurry to get this on).

We recommend using a 3 lb pork shoulder or pork butt roast with strings removed. Mix together the sauce ingredients in the recipe card below and pour over the top of the roast and cook, covered, on low until the meat is tender (this usually takes between 8 and 10 hours).

Remove the roast from the slow cooker and place into a large serving bowl, then add in ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Shred the pork with two forks, stir in the other half of the barbecue sauce and serve hot.

pulled pork in a slow cooker

Love coleslaw on your pulled pork? We've got you covered: To make a delicious coleslaw to top this with, we've got a great recipe over on our sister site, The Kitchen Magpie which you can find here: Homemade Coleslaw Recipe.

Happy Cooking!

The Fast & Slow Team.

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Simple slow cooker pulled pork either by itself or on a bun is a great dinner / lunch that your family will love.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Simple slow cooker pulled pork either by itself or on a bun is a great dinner / lunch that your family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
306
Equipment
Slow Cooker
Author
Fast & Slow Cooking

Ingredients
 

  • one 3-4 pound pork shoulder roast pork butt roast cut into smaller chunks, strings removed
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups barbeque sauce divided
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • one batch homemade coleslaw
  • buns of your choice

Instructions
 

  • To get started, brown the roast in the skillet on the stove on all sides with a bit of oil in the skillet over medium heat. If you want to skip this step, you can, but browning adds a bit of flavor to the dish (just know that it isn't mandatory if you are in a hurry to get this on). We recommend using a 3 lb pork shoulder or pork butt roast with strings removed.
  • Mix together the sauce ingredients in the recipe card below and pour over the top of the roast and cook, covered, on low until the meat is tender (this usually takes between 8 and 10 hours).
  • Remove the roast from the slow cooker and place into a large serving bowl, then add in ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Shred the pork with two forks, stir in the other half of the barbecue sauce and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 306kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 854mg, Potassium: 602mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 427IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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