Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is our favorite way to make shredded pork because the meat is so juicy and tender. The sweet and smoky barbecue flavor makes it perfect for pulled pork sandwiches.

This is an easy, crowd-pleasing crockpot recipe everyone will love. Watch the video tutorial and it will make your mouth water! P.S. You can even freeze leftover pork for another busy weeknight.

BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw on a bun

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe:

My sister Svetlana is a natural cook; someone who throws lots of ingredients together and it turns out amazing. This is her recipe and as the story goes, she had planned to make a pot roast and purchased the wrong kind of meat! This crockpot bbq pork turned out to be the best kind of mistake and is now a family and reader favorite.

This pork is easy to prepare; just toss everything into the slow cooker and it does all of the work. You can use all of that free time for making some delicious sides to go along with your meal. We love serving this with our favorite coleslaw (pictured above). This would also be delicious with a side of our smashed potatoes or crispy baked potato wedges.

Shredded BBQ pork in a crockpot

Ingredients for Pulled Pork:

Here are the things you will need to make pulled pork in a slow cooker: a large onion, 6-7 lbs of boneless Pork Shoulder Chuck Roast, and a simple homemade pork rub with salt, black pepper, and paprika.

For the marinade, you’ll need chicken broth, BBQ Sauce (use homemade Barbecue Sauce or Stubb’s Sticky Sweet storebought), liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, fresh garlic, and brown sugar. The liquid smoke is optional but does add great smoked pulled pork flavor.

Ingredients for slow cooker pulled pork with bbq sauce

How to Make Pulled Pork:

Shredded Pork in the crockpot doesn’t get any easier. There is no pre-cooking or searing required. Watch the video tutorial below.

1. Add diced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. To make the Pulled Pork Rub, combine 1 Tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp paprika. Sprinkle seasonings over the meat and massage to rub the seasoning into the meat. Place meat in the slow cooker.

3. For the marinade, combine: 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup BBQ sauce, 1 Tbsp liquid smoke, 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp brown sugar and 3 pressed garlic cloves then stir to combine. Pour the marinade over the pork.

4. Cover and set the crockpot on low for 8 hours. Remove the meat to a large bowl and remove any fat. Shred with two forks. Pour some of the remaining sauce in the slow cooker over the pork, adding it to taste. Brush the shredded pork with more BBQ Sauce.

Step by step how to make crockpot pulled pork

How to Serve Pulled Pork:

The great thing about crockpot cooking is it’s easy to take along and serve other places outside your home while still keeping things hot and fresh. Here are a few ideas of other ways to use this great crockpot recipe. Pulled pork leftovers are the best kind of leftovers!

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches on a soft potato bun is our favorite way to serve shredded pork.
  • Pulled Pork Tacos are a fun twist to Taco Tuesday!
  • Shredded Pork Nachos served with tortilla chips, cheese, and all the fixings are great for parties.
  • Pork Wraps are delicious with some corn and black beans.
  • Pork Salad is a smart and lighter meal option, adding pork for protein.
  • Pulled Pork Sliders are so good in homemade dinner rolls.

Shredded pork with coleslaw on a bun on top of a blue plate.

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Pulled Pork Recipe

4.98 from 183 votes
This meat for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is fall-apart tender. The marinade enhances the natural flavors of the pork. It's a delicious staple that works great on sandwiches, salads, or wraps.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people for pulled pork sandwiches

Instructions

  • Chop 1 large onion and place it into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Combine 1 Tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp paprika and generously sprinkle the pork roast. Massage the roast to rub the seasoning into the meat. Place meat over the onions.
  • For the marinade, combine: 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup BBQ sauce, 1 Tbsp liquid smoke, 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, and 3 pressed garlic cloves. Stir to combine. Pour the marinade over the pork.
  • Cover and set on low for 8 hours. Remove the meat to a large bowl and remove any fat. Shred with forks. Pour any drippings from the crockpot over the meat to taste then brush meat with warm barbecue sauce to serve.

Nutrition Per Serving

397kcal Calories21g Carbs42g Protein15g Fat5g Saturated Fat139mg Cholesterol1453mg Sodium880mg Potassium1g Fiber16g Sugar216IU Vitamin A4mg Vitamin C53mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Pulled Pork Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
397
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
139
mg
46
%
Sodium
 
1453
mg
63
%
Potassium
 
880
mg
25
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
42
g
84
%
Vitamin A
 
216
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
53
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword: pulled pork
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 397

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork - Easy recipe and the pulled pork is so juicy and flavorful!

Natasha Kravchuk

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  • Adina Hollinger
    April 18, 2024

    Hi Natasha..I absolutely love your recipes but was wondering if you could do a recipe for Greek Style Gyros…Ty A.J.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 18, 2024

      Hi Adina! I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes. Thank you for the suggestion. It is currently something that is on my list to do.

      Reply

  • Fran Malczynski
    April 11, 2024

    Another masterpiece. Great pulled pork recipe. Fork tender and added au jus and/or barbecue sauce makes it customizable to your taste.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2024

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with me, Fran!

      Reply

  • Kathy johnson
    April 7, 2024

    The recipe link to favorite cole slaw in the paragraph is different than the video that mentions creamy coconut coleslaw. Which is it. Thank you

    Reply

  • Holly Alvaro
    March 17, 2024

    This recipe is delicious! The flavors meld to resemble a summer cookout- so nostalgic. I used my food processor to shred the pork & it all came together very easily. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us all!

    Reply

  • Emma
    March 15, 2024

    This was unreal!
    Although – to anyone else making this – I made the mistake of putting the shredded pork back into the pot to absorb the juice, rather than spooning on as directed – it was then sooo salty. A quick strain and hopefully saved the dish (eating tomorrow, time will tell). Definitely follow Natasha’s instructions to the letter! Drizzle the juice and taste on repeat until happy!
    Thank you though Natasha, the initial taste was excellent and next time will drizzle!
    Another banger from Natasha!

    Reply

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