Crock pot bbq pulled pork is tender, flavorful and really easy. This recipe makes a lot and you can enjoy on sandwiches, over potatoes and more.
Crock pot bbq pulled pork
Pulled Pork is super easy in the slow cooker. The meat gets so tender that you can shred it with a fork. Plus, the flavor is really amazing from being slow cooked all day. Come home to a great meal thanks to this simple recipe.
From family dinner to parties, this can go along way on a budget. It makes a bunch! You will save a ton of money making this at home and we think it tastes better.
Cleanup is much easier when you can just toss the liner. I always really appreciate that during busy weeks.
Our family also likes Crock Pot Pulled Chicken. I am loving these easy dinner ideas.
Let’s make slow cooker bbq pulled pork!
- Pork Shoulder
- White Onion
- Brown Sugar
- Minced Garlic
- Salt and pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Barbecue Sauce – You can use your favorite BBQ sauce. We love this easy homemade BBQ Sauce.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chicken Broth
This all comes together for a fabulous meal everyone will enjoy. Your friends and family will love this pork shoulder. The flavor can’t be beat and your house will smell amazing as the crockpot bbq pulled pork cooks.
How to make crock pot bbq pulled pork
First, put the pork shoulder in the crock pot. Add all of the seasonings- brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Rub this in good and make sure the entire pork shoulder is coated.
Second, top with the sliced onions. Now, add the barbecue sauce all over the top.
Next, pour the apple cider vinegar and the chicken broth on top of the pork shoulder.
Finally, cover and cook. I prefer to cook on low for 8-10 hours but you can cook on high for 4-5 hours if you prefer. The pork just needs to be tender and easy to shred.
Side dish Ideas:
- Best Coleslaw Recipe – This is delicious served as a side or top your BBQ sandwich with slaw.
- Lazy Day Crock Pot Baked Beans – the slow cooker does all of the work. The flavor is amazing.
- Corn on the Cob – my kids favorite!
- Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries – always a hit.
I like to make sandwiches with hamburger buns or rolls. You can make sliders for children or if you need a smaller portion for parties. The pork is really delicious so you could even it alone. This is a great option if you are trying to reduce carbs.
Can you freeze leftovers?
Yes! Just use a freezer bag or storage container. I actually will often buy a larger pork shoulder just to have leftovers. If you are short on space in your freezer, I would use bags so they can lay flat.
It is so handy to grab a container from the freezer for a quick lunch or dinner during the week. We have even been able to bless others with a meal during busy weeks because we already had it ready to go in the freezer.
Pulled pork lasts about 3 to 4 days in the fridge and freezing extends the shelf life by months. If you use freezer containers, the pork should last 6 months in the freezer.
I also like to use these Hands-Free Baggy Rack Storage Bag Holders. They are so helpful and it is like having another set of hands in the kitchen.
Tips for Slow cooker bbq pulled pork recipe:
- fat separator – This will help you get rid of any excess grease easily. You can very quicly remove the fat from the bbq sauce. This is a really handy kitchen gadget. It saves a bunch of time and you can do this in minutes.
- Hand mixer- This meat is tender enough to use a fork to shred. However, I like to use my hand mixer to shred the meat. It’s very quick and you can shred the pork shoulder super fast. Plus, I like the texture of the meat.
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Print this crock pot bbq pulled pork recipe below:
- 4-5 lb Pork Shoulder
- 1 White Onion Sliced
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 cups Barbecue Sauce
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
Place the pork shoulder in the crock pot.
Season it with the brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
Top with the sliced onions and pour the barbecue sauce over the top.
Then top with the apple cider vinegar and the chicken broth.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the pork shreds easily.
Shred the pork and serve it over buns or over potatoes or rice. Enjoy!