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Dinner is a breeze with this easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork. It’s so tender and delicious for the best weeknight meal with hardly any work.

Pulled pork sandwich topped with slaw on a plate
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We love BBQ pulled pork crock pot recipe! It’s so simple to make. This easy sandwich recipe is always a big hit with our family plus feeds a crowd. It is a little bit tangy and has the best flavor for an easy slow cooker recipe.

It is so tender that it shreds so easily. You can literally use your fork. It’s amazing! I have served this for parties, ballgames and more! Everyone always loves it. We also love to make Crock Pot Pulled Chicken.

Why This Recipe Works

Cooking pulled pork in the slow cooker results in tender and juicy shredded pork to make the best pork sandwiches. The pork shreds easily and adding the BBQ sauce gives it amazing flavor.

If you are looking for the best meal to feed a crowd, make this pulled pork recipe.


Pulled pork ingredients - kosher salt, onion, pepper, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ Sauce, pork roast, garlic, buns

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Variation Ideas

  • Seasoning – Feel free to use a different spice to add to this slow cooker pulled pork recipe. You can substitute the minced garlic for garlic powder and add in tsp of paprika and cumin for delicious flavor.
  • BBQ Sauce – You can easily use any type or flavor of BBQ Sauce.

How to Make Crock Pot Pulled Pork

  • Step 1 – Put all of the ingredients in your crock pot. We used a 6 quart crock pot and it fit perfectly to cook the pork.
Placing the ingredients in the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Second, let this cook all day. I prefer to cook on low and it normally takes 8-10 hours. Your house will smell amazing.
Cooked pork in the slow cooker with the juices
  • Step 3 – Next, remove the pork then shred the pork and stir into the juices. This is the time where I sometimes add a little more BBQ sauce, This is totally up to you and based on preference. I like the ones with brown sugar. We also have this super easy homemade barbecue sauce. Yum! It is literally good on everything!
  • Step 4 – Finally it is time to enjoy. Serve the tender pulled pork on buns and dinner is ready.

Recipe Tips

  • Crock Pot Liners – I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze with this pulled pork in the slow cooker. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
  • Pork Shreds – Shred the pork easily with a fork but you can also shred pork with a mixer. This helps to easily remove excess fat.
  • Cook Time – Cook time will vary depending on the size of your pork roast.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze Pulled Pork?

Yes, you can freeze this shredded pork. It takes minutes of prep work to store the leftovers in a freezer back. Make sure it has cooled to room temperature and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

Reheat the leftovers in a skillet, microwave or in the oven. This will depend on how much leftover pulled pork you have left.

Can I Make in the Instant Pot?

Yes, Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe is another quick and easy recipe that leaves the pork tender and full of flavor.

What is the Best Pork to Make Pulled Pork?

We used a boneless Pork Shoulder Chuck Roast. Ours was about 6-7 lbs. This is perfect for a family and you should have leftovers. This recipe is perfect for parties, holidays and more. Just get a larger roast depending on how big your crowd is for the best cut of meat for pulled pork. You can also use a pork tenderloin, pork butt or Boston butt for a good pull pork recipe.

Do you need liquid in slow cooker for pulled pork?

We do recommend adding in liquid to the slow cooker to cook the pulled pork. This helps to keep the pork juicy and tender.

Can you Overcook Slow Cooker Pulled Pork?

You can overcook the pulled pork which can cause the pork to dry out. We do recommend cooking the pork on low for about 8 hours. After the pork is cook and you are still serving, make sure to put the slow cooker on warm so the meat stays moist.

Pulled pork sandwich on a plate with chips

Serving Suggestions

Crockpot pulled pork is really yummy topped with the Best Coleslaw Recipe. This slaw is so easy to make and better than store bought for sure. You may even like this Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe. It is even better served with these Lazy Day Crock Pot Baked Beans and Grilleed corn on the Cob and you have a complete meal idea.

Sometimes we also make Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries to serve with pulled pork for the perfect busy weeknight meal. Check out Best Sides for Pulled Pork Sandwiches for more ideas.

Find even more crock pot recipes to try, we also love Crock Pot Shredded Beef Sandwiches, pork tacos or pork nachos. We also love crock pot pork chops with delicious sauce for another amazing and easy dinner idea.

Pulled pork sandwich on a plate with chips

More Crock Pot Pork Recipes

If you make this Slow Cooker Pull Pork Sandwich Recipe, please leave us a comment or a star review.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

4.93 from 40 votes
Try this Crock pot Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe for a delicious and quick dinner idea. Crock pot pulled pork recipe is tender and packed with flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 20
Cuisine American
Course Crockpot, Main Course
Calories 394


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  • Combine all the ingredients in a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Shred.
  • Stir in more bbq sauce if desired.
  • Serve on toasted buns.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute with pork loin. I typically will use whatever we have in the freezer, or what is on sale at the store. And also, don’t forget to freeze any leftovers! Makes a super easy meal for a future night.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 394kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 30g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 841mg, Potassium 571mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 50IU, Vitamin C 1.1mg, Calcium 106mg, Iron 4.5mg

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  1. Johnny says:

    This recipe is always a great go to for family dinner night in our home. I trim all the silver skin off of my tenderloin. We use sweet baby rays and it’s Dynomite.

  2. Carrie says:

    I would still cook for 8 hours on low so that it’s shreddable.

  3. Jill Hetherington says:

    if I was going to get a 3-4 pound pork roast, how long would it need to cook on low?

  4. Angel says:

    5 stars
    Super super easy. First time I made pulled pork and it was perfect. I added more sauce to the sandwiches.

  5. Trevor Castaldo says:

    5 stars
    Have made this over and over again, it is a total hit in our home, we bring it to work and share with all our friends and family, amazingly good

  6. Cheryl Davidson says:

    I made this Sunday for my great grandson’s birthday party. It was a big hit. I used Sweet Daddy’s BBQ sauce instead of Stubbs. We also put the pork on little rolls instead of hamburger buns. I made some homemade coleslaw to go with it. Delicious!!!!!

  7. Marlene says:

    4 stars
    This is a very quick easy recipe and the Leftovers can be made in so many different ways; wraps, potato topping, quesadillas, nachos! Yum!

  8. Kristin says:

    5 stars
    Delicious. Family loved them.

  9. Kristin says:

    5 stars

  10. Mary Zimmerman says:

    This is a great recipe and made enough for multiple meals which I like

  11. Angelique says:

    5 stars
    Amazing!!new family favorite!????

  12. Angelique says:

    5 stars
    This was family favorite!!?????

  13. Amy Lomeli says:

    5 stars
    Made this in the crock pot..delish!

  14. Carrie says:

    Love that idea – I bet it was delicious!

  15. Carrie says:

    I leave the liquid in the crock pot as it adds to the sauce. You can definitely cut off the fat if you prefer. I cut off some but not all as I think it adds to the flavor.

  16. Deb Lynn says:

    5 stars
    What about all the liquid in the crockpot? Do you drain any of it? Also, what about the fat? Do you pull it out while shredding?

  17. Jack Patton says:

    5 stars
    I made this and added 1 drop of liquid smoke and it tasted like it was smoked in a smoker. Delicious recipe.

  18. Gail B. says:

    5 stars
    This is the first recipe I made from Eating on a Dime. I used a pork loin because I prefer it over shoulder, and bought the Stubbs Sticky Sweet bbq sauce to match the recipe.
    This is also delicious on a baked potato!