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Pulled Pork Recipe (VIDEO)

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 (we used Stubb’s Sticky Sweet), 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

4.95 from 57 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

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.

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $16-$18
Keyword: pulled pork
Calories: 397
Servings: 8 people for pulled pork sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 6 lbs boneless Pork Shoulder Chuck Roast (or 2 smaller roasts totalling 6-7 lbs)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ Sauce we used Stubb's Sticky Sweet
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke optional but nice
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 large garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Chop 1 large onion and place it into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. 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.

  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. Stir to combine. Pour the marinade over the pork.

  4. 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 Facts
Pulled Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 1453mg63%
Potassium 880mg25%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 216IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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  • Veronica Dela Cruz
    August 16, 2021

    My family love this pulled pork recipe. Really good, and so easy to make.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2021

      Isn’t it the best with a recipe is a hit for the entire family!! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Jane
    July 25, 2021

    This pork is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD!
    I cooked it overnight (silly), woke up at 3 am from a super good smell! Couldn’t fall asleep after that.
    Whole family (husband and three kids) required this pork after they finish eating it!!!
    Highly recommend. Natasha, You are the best!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2021

      Oops, too early but I’m sure it was all worth it! Thanks for sharing that with us, Jane.

      Reply

  • Kelly Pallesen
    July 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Could I use pork shoulder rib? That’s all they had available at my local store.
    Thank you!

    Reply

  • Kimberly
    July 12, 2021

    Could you use a boston butt instead?

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  • Theresa
    June 23, 2021

    I tried your slow cook pulled pork recipe love it I look for
    ward to your recipes thank you so much for sharing

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      You’re welcome, Theresa! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    June 21, 2021

    We made this yesterday for Father’s Day dinner along with your coleslaw & it turned out great! Everyone really like it. Thank you for this great recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Debbie!

      Reply

  • Julia
    June 18, 2021

    I add pineapple to my coleslaw will that be good with your pulled pork recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      I bet that gives it a nice crunch! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

    • JFG
      June 23, 2021

      I used smoked paprika instead and skipped the Liquid Smoke. The whole house loved it. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        June 23, 2021

        Thanks for your great feedback and review! Glad you loved it.

        Reply

  • Taisa
    June 17, 2021

    As usual, YUM! Such an easy, tasty recipe. And it made my house smell amazing!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 18, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your great review, Taisa.

      Reply

  • Gina Jensen
    June 16, 2021

    I want to make this ahead for a group of 25 youth and adults. How many servings does this recipe make? Thank you! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2021

      Hello Gina, Servings: 8 people for pulled pork sandwiches it is also on the recipe card. If you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • marisal
    May 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I just wanted to say, I love reading your recipes and have not made one bad meal yet. I always receive compliments and I always give the credit to you.😊. I would like to try this recipe however I had to buy two little pork roasts as I could not find one large. My question is would I sprinkle the dry rub measurements you have listed for each roast or would that be too overpowering? Thank you again for your help!
    Marisa

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    • Natasha
      May 24, 2021

      Hi Marisal, I would use the seasoning in proportion to how much meat you have.

      Reply

  • Anuji
    May 20, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Can you freeze pulled pork, I did too much

    Reply

  • Sam
    May 4, 2021

    For a slow cooker pulled pork recipe, liquid smoke is mandatory, not optional.

    Reply

  • Ivanka Rodriguez
    May 3, 2021

    I don’t have a crockpot – can this be done in an oven?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      Hi Ivanka, It would probably work well in a dutch oven, using a cooking method like this (Martha Stewart’s). I would prepare everything the same as for the slow cooker except put it in the dutch oven at the end instead of the slow cooker.

      Reply

      • Suz
        May 9, 2021

        Please change recipe to reflect 1 TB smoke instead of 2. Too late for my butt! Making this now. Didn’t read comments till now. :/

        Reply

        • Natasha
          May 10, 2021

          Thanks for letting me know! I had changed it in the print-friendly version a long time ago and forgot to update the youtube video list. Fixed!

          Reply

  • Kristina Martinelli
    April 20, 2021

    Hey Natasha,
    My husband and I are huge fans of all your recipes we have made so far! Giving this one a try tomorrow, but all I could find at store was bone-in pork shoulder. Hopefully that will be ok? Thank you in advance!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      Hi Kristina, I haven’t tested this recipe with bone-in, but I would probably let it go 8-10 hours or until very tender.

      Reply

  • Jon
    April 11, 2021

    Made this recipe today and it rocked, as do your other recipes. Only feedback is that the marinade is too much and next time I will cut it in half. This is my go to pulled pork from now on.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      Hi Jon, thanks for your comments and feedback. Yes, you may adjust the marinade if you feel like it is too much.

      Reply

  • Kristin
    March 11, 2021

    Looking forward to making this but just realized I only have a red onion. Will that completely change the flavor? Or will it be ok to use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 11, 2021

      Hi Kristin, that will work fine too. It wouldn’t change the flavor that much.

      Reply

  • Elizabeth
    March 10, 2021

    Can I do this recipe with a beef brisket??

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Hi Elizabeth, I haven’t tested that to say it will work but it may! If you happen to try it I’d love your feedback.

      Reply

  • Lucy Whiting
    February 22, 2021

    Do you have a good coleslaw recipe

    Reply

  • Kali
    February 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I’m planning on making this recipe this week, but as I have a small family: just me, my hubby, and a 2 year old, I don’t need 6lbs. If I cut the meat in half, do I also cut all the other ingredients in half? And do I adjust the amount of time it cooks? Thanks!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Kali, yes, halving this recipe will work great. I recommend clicking “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the number of servings highlighted in red and slide it to how many servings you would like to make. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • forex trading
    February 18, 2021

    Nice

    Reply

  • Kristine Malacad
    February 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha, Is the 8 servings above to be used in a regular sized bun? If using dinner rolls, how many servings is this recipe for? Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi Kristine, it’s for the regular-sized bun. I haven’t measured it that way yet but definitely just close to this number too.

      Reply

  • Shannon
    February 9, 2021

    This is hands down my go to pulled pork crockpot recipe! So easy and so delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      Thank you so much, Shannon! I’m glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Josee
    February 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha in your video you say to put 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke. But in the recipe you have one tablespoon. I put like in video.

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    • Natasha
      February 3, 2021

      Hi Josee, the written recipe is correct. We reduced it to 1 Tbsp as we found 2 to be overpowering with some brands.

      Reply

  • Elaine
    January 31, 2021

    Hello Natasha, what type of salt do you use? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Elaine, I use fine sea salt for most everything. Sometimes I use kosher salt, but I will always specify if I use something besides a fine sea salt.

      Reply

      • Tiffany
        March 22, 2021

        Hi! Can you make this with pork tenderloin? I have two in the freezer I need to cook. If so, how long and high or low? Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 22, 2021

          Hi Tiffany, I think that would work but start checking it at 4 hours on low because it is a thinner cut of meat and it doesn’t have as much fat so you don’t want to overcook it. P.S. have you tried our roasted pork tenderloin? It’s literally one of the top 3 recipes on my blog (out of about 700) and has excellent reviews. I hope you give it a try!?

          Reply

  • Elaine
    January 30, 2021

    Hello Natasha, what type of salt do you use?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Elaine, I use fine sea salt for most everything. Sometimes I use kosher salt, but I will always specify if I use something besides a fine sea salt.

      Reply

  • Julie H.
    January 18, 2021

    Can you make this in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours in stead of 8?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Hi Julie, I haven’t tried cooking this on high, but if I did, I’d put it on high for 4 hours then turn to low for 2 more hours or until it pulls apart easily to be sure it’s done.

      Reply

  • Katie
    January 7, 2021

    Hi there, we dont eat pork but I’m looking for a good bbq pulled chicken recipe. Can I use chicken instead on this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Hello Katie, you can check my Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe.

      Reply

      • Judy Lopez
        February 22, 2021

        Hi Natasha,

        Does bone in change cooking time?

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 22, 2021

          Hi Judy, I haven’t tested this recipe with bone-in, but I would probably let it go 8-10 hours or until very tender.

          Reply

  • LINDA BARNHART
    January 1, 2021

    I woke up to a wonderful smell coming from my kitchen. Took a tiny taste, so tender and flavorful. Now, I need to find some ideas to use this 7.5 lb deliciousness. No bread limits us, so I think we’ll be having lots of salads and lettuce wraps! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2021

      Yum! I know that smell, so so good! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review, Linda! I’m glad you enjoyed it, and don’t you just love how versatile this recipe is.

      Reply

  • Jeff
    December 8, 2020

    Made this last night, came out phenomenal. Kids asked for it for lunch . Didn’t change a thing. Great recipe

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    November 29, 2020

    This was amazing and SO tender! My husband, who is not a pulled pro fan, loved it. He put it on some nachos he made.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2020

      Hello Sarah, that sounds perfect. This is definitely great with nachos, I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Starr Rentrop
    October 26, 2020

    Can you make half of this recipe and how long to put in crockpot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Hi Starr, we have the slow cooker version HERE. Yes, you can halve this recipe. I hope this is helpful.

      Reply

  • Shannon
    October 16, 2020

    Hey Natasha, I would love to see some kind of hibachi steak filet with bacon fried rice!! I get it at my favorite Japanese restaurant but I always love your recipes so if you had a version I would attempt it myself!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      That sounds good! Thanks for your suggestion, Shannon. I’ll try if it’s something that we can do in the future.

      Reply

  • Angelina
    September 27, 2020

    Would this work with a 7 pound bone in pork?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Hi Angelina, I haven’t tested this recipe with bone-in but I would probably let it go 8-10 hours or until very tender.

      Reply

  • Juliane Wonsul
    July 28, 2020

    Would love to see this in an “Instant Pot” version. Has anyone substituted smoked paprika?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2020

      I haven’t tried that yet to advise, maybe others can comment and share!

      Reply

  • Karen
    July 5, 2020

    Would a pork loin work well in this recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2020

      Hi Karen, someone commented and shared this “I make this with boneless pork loin, have made 3 or 4 times and I love it! I finally found my permanent BBQ recipe. Thanks!” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Erin
    July 5, 2020

    We really enjoyed this, including my kids! And it was so easy to make. I used a boneless pork loin (because that’s what I had on hand) and it turned out great! Will definitely make this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that, Erin. I am so glad you and your kids enjoyed this pulled pork recipe!

      Reply

  • Debi Simpson
    June 30, 2020

    Can you use pork sirloin roast?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      Hi Debi, Pork sirloin? It might be a little dry for this, but it may still work. I’d probably cut the meat in half if using a sirloin to make sure it cooks through well.

      Reply

  • John
    June 23, 2020

    Prepping this now, it it ok to leave rub in pork overnight and prep marinade and put in the fridge to use tomorrow morning. Have a morning appointment so can’t waste time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

      Great idea! I hope you love this recipe John!

      Reply

  • Lauren
    May 29, 2020

    Can I use minced garlic instead of pressed garlic clove?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2020

      Hi Lauren, that should work!

      Reply

  • Alena
    May 20, 2020

    Amazing recipe! Definetly a HIT!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Viktoriya
    May 2, 2020

    Just made this yesterday and I was surprised how BOMB this recipe is. Had to come back to write a comment. It’s perfect with your coleslaw recipe! Thank you for all that you do! You’re my ‘go to’ for all of my meal plans!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Viktoriya! Thank you for that amazing review!

      Reply

  • Twylux
    April 22, 2020

    I made this yesterday, it was so delicious. I will definitly be making it again. Thank you from Australia

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed this dish!

      Reply

  • Kris
    March 31, 2020

    Hey Natasha I was wondering if I can use this recipe but put it in the insta pot?
    How long would you recommend to pressurize it for?

    Thank you!!

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    • Natasha
      March 31, 2020

      HI Kris, I haven’t tested that yet but it would be a great experiment and I will add it to my list. If you test it out before me, please let me know how it goes.

      Reply

  • ilya Shokur
    March 3, 2020

    Made this easy pulled pork at my firehouse last rotation, the guys loved it… very easy to make and very delicious! (Firefighters are usually outstanding cooks).
    Thanks Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      That’s so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with us Ilya!

      Reply

  • Jamie Gibbs
    February 11, 2020

    Big fan of your recipes. I am trying to make this in my instant pot on slow cook mode, it only has 2-3 hours left and it’s still uncooked. Do you know what I did wrong?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      Hi Jamie, it should cook in that time but I’m more than happy to troubleshoot. Did you substitute anything or alter the time or heat level by chance?

      Reply

      • Kathy
        December 6, 2020

        Could you use smoked paprika instead of regular paprika?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          December 7, 2020

          Hi Kathy, I saw someone commented on this ” I made this yesterday using smoked bbq sauce and smoked paprika because I couldn’t find liquid smoke in Australia. It tasted sooo good!” Hope that helps.

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    • Wei Han
      February 26, 2020

      The “slow cook” option on the instant pot is at a lower temperature than regular slow cooker.

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 26, 2020

        Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  • Dustin
    February 1, 2020

    I had to cook it for 9 hrs in low. So the second time I did 2 hours on high than turned it to 8 hrs on low. Great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2020

      That’s so great, Dustin!

      Reply

  • Allyson Zea
    January 29, 2020

    This turned out fabulous! Thank you for the easy recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Allyson! Isn’t the flavor amazing!

      Reply

  • Rachael Yerkes
    January 29, 2020

    one of our favorites!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      One of our favorites also! That’s so great, Rachael!

      Reply

  • Julia F
    January 29, 2020

    What an easy and delicious recipe! I also love all the suggestions for using up pulled pork in case of leftovers. My favourite is to top nachos!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      I bet this is so good over nachos! Great idea, Julia!

      Reply

  • Billy
    January 29, 2020

    This is seriously the easiest to follow most delicious pulled pork recipe I’ve ever made. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Brandy
    November 25, 2019

    This is definitely a winner. I have a picky family and it got their approval, which is no easy task. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2019

      That’s just awesome! Sounds like you found a new favorite, Brandy!

      Reply

      • eleanor brown
        February 4, 2020

        Can this recipe be made in a dutch oven instead of a slow cooker?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 4, 2020

          Hi Eleanor, It would probably work well in a dutch oven, using a cooking method like this (Martha Stewart’s). I would prepare everything the same as for the slow cooker except put it in the dutch oven at the end instead of the slow cooker.

          Reply

  • Ann Marie
    August 26, 2019

    Is there honey in this? The one picture looks like honey going into the marinade.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2019

      Hi Ann, are you referring to the photo with the liquid smoke being poured in? This recipe does not call for honey bit it does have brown sugar. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • susan
    August 16, 2019

    I make this with boneless pork loin, have made 3 or 4 times and I love it! I finally found my permanent BBQ recipe. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Susan!

      Reply

  • Holly Foshee
    July 25, 2019

    I accidentally bought pork loin roast boneless instead of pork shoulder and went ahead made it. It’s cooking now. I hope it’ll still work pulled pork. Will it?

    Thank you, Holly

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    • Natasha
      July 25, 2019

      Hi Holly, pork loin roast is a very lean meat and not generally recommended for use in pulled pork, but I have had a couple of readers report good results using pork loin. I hope it works well for you!

      Reply

  • Jocelyne
    June 18, 2019

    Hi! just wondering if this would work on high for 4-5 hours?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2019

      Hi Jocelyne, I haven’t tried cooking this on high, but if I did, I’d put it on high for 4 hours then turn to low for 2 more hours or until it pulls apart easily to be sure it’s done.

      Reply

  • Olga
    May 19, 2019

    Amazing!! It was definitely worth the wait. My family loved it. Thanks for recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

      Reply

    • Maria
      September 12, 2019

      Can I use a bone in pork

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 12, 2019

        Hi Maria, I haven’t tested this recipe with bone-in but I would probably let it go 8-10 hours or until very tender.

        Reply

  • Amy Dodson
    May 9, 2019

    Hi, I have not made this just yet but plan on making it for my son’s graduation party this month. I am cooking for 30+ people. I will need to make several of these. Do you have any tips for making larger amount? I will be making in the oven or a larger roaster. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2019

      Hi Amy, my 2 pieces of meat were 6-7 lbs together. If you have a large enough crockpot and wanted to make a double batch, that would work to put both of them in. For 30+ people you may need 2 crock pots.

      Reply

  • Garrett
    May 4, 2019

    This recipe looks delicious! I plan to use it tomorrow. How do you think adding 1-4tbsp of bourbon would work in this? I’ve never really cooked with bourbon (other than adding it to buttercream frostings and stuff), but I’ve seen a few other recipes adding it to their pulled pork. I have no idea of the amount needed, but I imagine the flavor could work in this?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2019

      Hi Garrett! I honestly haven’t tested that so I cannot advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that!

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  • Janine
    April 12, 2019

    Can you use a pork butt for this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2019

      Hi Janine, yes I think that would work fine, to use the butt cut.

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  • Lilly White
    March 18, 2019

    Just wondering if this can be made with a boneless pork loin?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2019

      Hi Lilly, We used boneless pork for this recipe.

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  • Pat hagmann
    March 14, 2019

    Would like coleslaw recipe!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2019

      Hi Pat! You may find a couples versions following this link here! I hope you enjoy that!

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  • Trisha
    January 20, 2019

    This recipe is the best pulled pork recipe I’ve tried, and I’ve tried quite a few. Definitely do not omit the liquid smoke as this added such a depth of flavor. Also do not omit the onions. I had so much pork I had to split it in two separate slow cookers, one of which did not have onions. The batch with onions was better. This will be my go to recipe for pulled pork going forward! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2019

      You’re welcome, Trisha! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Heather
    December 25, 2018

    This was seriously the BEST pulled pork recipe I have ever used/tasted! My hubby, the super picky eater really liked it. Thank you for an awesome recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 25, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • JRL
    November 25, 2018

    Trying your pulled pork today after eating Turkey left overs for 2days! What sides would you recommend ? Veggie?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2018

      We like it on a bun or with some coleslaw. Make yourself a pulled pork sandwich or pulled pork taco topped with extra BBQ sauce, or serve it as a savory side.

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  • The Pincook
    November 4, 2018

    This is my go-to recipe for pulled pork. I’ve made it numerous times, with and without the liquid smoke. It’s always moist and flavourful. However, I do add an amazing Apple Coleslaw, which in my opinion takes it to the next level.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2018

      That sounds fancy!! Thank you for sharing that!

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  • Mel
    October 21, 2018

    Delish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Mel!

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  • Luba
    August 22, 2018

    Is there a way to convert this recipe for an Instant Pot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2018

      Hi Luba, I haven’t tried this one specifically in an Insta Pot. I think it is possible though. If you experiment please let me know how you like it!

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      • Luba
        August 22, 2018

        Tried it and the pork turned out dry and stiff.. not sure if I over cooked it or what. I am new to the Instant pot so not sure what I did wrong on my end

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        • Natasha
          August 22, 2018

          Hi Luba, an instant pot or pressure cooker will cook foods much quicker than a slow cooker so you would want to cut the time down significantly. I haven’t tested this particular recipe in an instant pot but from what I’ve researched online, it looks like you would want to cook it on manual high pressure for 45 minutes then let it depressurize for 10 minutes naturally before releasing the remaining pressure via the valve at the top. I hope that helps!

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  • Lily
    August 15, 2018

    Delicious!! Just made some today and planning to make it again in near future.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2018

      Awesome! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the great review!

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  • Sarah
    August 14, 2018

    Hi there
    Really excited to try this! How do I know exactly when the pork is done. I’m using a 5lb boneless sholdour? I just don’t want to over cook. Any suggestions?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2018

      We recommend following the cooking instruction but since times vary so checking the internal temperature may help verify 🙂

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  • Patricia Smith
    July 28, 2018

    Can I use Frozen tenderloin? And if so what changes should I make? Under a time crunch.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 28, 2018

      Hi Patricia! I have not tried using a frozen roast, so I can’t say for sure. You would definitely have to increase the cooking time. If you test it out, let me know how you like it!

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      • Patricia Smith
        July 30, 2018

        Hi Natasha
        I ended up make a run to the store to get a fresh one. Thank you for your response. Every one loved the recipie. I strained the juices and left the onion bits in a serving dish as a topping. Hubby loved the flavour.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 30, 2018

          Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Danielle
    July 23, 2018

    Just finished making this with a pork loin. I was very nervous because of it being a loin AND I didn’t have any chicken broth, so replaced with just water.. it is absolutely DELICIOUS! This recipe will be added to my favorites. Thank you 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2018

      I’m so happy you were able to make that work! Thank you for sharing this with us, Danielle!

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  • Ro
    July 18, 2018

    Followed the recipe to the letter (doubled it however). Added liquid smoke as suggested and used a loin that was 4.6 pounds. Other than increasing the cook time to 10 hours no other changes.

    Turned out WONDERFUL. My first time making pulled pork in the crockpot. Will definately do it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that, Ro! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Gale
    July 13, 2018

    Reading this is literally making my mouth water! I was wondering if Pork Butt could be substituted?

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  • Dyan
    May 14, 2018

    My sister made this last night for a party and it was AMAZING! We all had to get the recipe. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      My pleasure Dyan! I’m glad to hear the recipe is an absolute hit. Thanks for sharing your awesome review!

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  • Jessica
    March 23, 2018

    Hi. I have a 10 lb bone-in pork shoulder. How long would you suggest to cook it for?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 23, 2018

      Hi Jessica, I haven’t tested this recipe with that cut but I would probably let it go 8-10 hours or until very tender.

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  • Ally Thornton
    March 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I love this recipe! It was my first time using a slow cooker and makes for easy meal planning on my student budget because of all the leftovers! What bun would you recommend using? I used an olive oil ciabatta bun which was good, just wondering what you use.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2018

      Hi Ally, a variety of buns would work and I do think the ciabatta sounds really good! The one in the photo is a potato bun from Winco.

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  • Jenny
    March 12, 2018

    HI Natasha, Sounds great! Planning on making this for a party. Any thoughts on making this recipe a day ahead, so I could shred it earlier? How would you recommend reheating it? In the crockpot again on low? Do you think it would dry the meat out? Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 13, 2018

      Hi Jenny, this would work to make it a day ahead and then reheat the following day. If you need a quicker reheat, I would suggest a deep skillet to reheat it. You can also reheat in the crock pot – put it on low if you have some time to warm it up or set it to high and keep an eye on it and turn it down to warm once it’s well heated through.

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      • Jenny
        March 24, 2018

        Thank you so much! Everyone LOVED the meat and asked for the recipe. It worked out perfectly, cooking and shredding the meat the day before, then reheating on low the day of the party! thank you

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      • Jennifer Dailey
        September 2, 2020

        Hi Natasha! Like Jenny, I’m looking to make for a party ahead of time. After shredding the meat, would I just put it back in crock pot with the juices and then just reheat that all the next day on low? Thanks!!

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  • Travis Y
    February 3, 2018

    If time permits do you think it would be helpful to Season the pork and let set overnight in fridge or do you think this wouldn’t make much of a difference?
    Thanks,
    Travis

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2018

      Hi Travis, with the slow cooking and then shredding, it isn’t necessary to marinate in advance.

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      • Travis Y
        February 4, 2018

        Ok, thank you for getting back to me on this. My pork shoulder will be going into the crock pot in about an hour…wish me luck 🙂

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 4, 2018

          You’re welcome Travis! Please let me know what you think!

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          • Travis Y
            February 5, 2018

            It turned out great and my whole family loved it…very tender and flavorful! However, I will say, I also made your recipe for Smashed Pot’s to go along with it and they stole the show…OMG, I could’ve eaten the entire tray myself they were soooo good!

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            February 5, 2018

            That’s great to hear! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review!

  • Jenny Grandfield
    January 16, 2018

    I just had this for a ladies club meeting at my house and it turned out wonderful! I will definitely keep this recipe on hand to make again. I used a 7 pound pork shoulder that I trimmed. One of the girls, that I go camping with, commented that we needed to add this to our repertoire of camping meals for times when her son doesn’t feel like smoking a pork butt. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      You’re welcome Jenny! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!

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  • Virginia P. Machado
    January 5, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I’m a big fan 🙂 Your recipes are great! I don’t have a slow cooker pot. Can I prepare this recipe on a normal pan on gas stove top? If it is possible, can you give some advice? Thanks.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Hi Virginia, It would probably work well in a dutch oven, using a cooking method like this (Martha Stewart’s) . I would prepare everything the same as for the slow cooker except put it in the dutch oven at the end instead of the slow cooker.

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  • Kristina
    December 27, 2017

    I can’t find the link to the coleslaw. Can you share where to find the recipe?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 27, 2017

      Hi Kristina, we have 2 great coleslaws that we use: coconut coleslaw and apple coleslaw. If I were to choose a favorite, it would be coconut but both are very good.

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  • Vickie Mendoza Hendershot
    December 20, 2017

    This was the best pulled pork recipe I’ve ever used. I used a pork loin instead of the shoulder. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2017

      You’re welcome Vickie! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review!

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  • Lori
    November 25, 2017

    Can you use a smaller pork shoulder with the same amount of other ingredients? Or would you half all ingredients?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2017

      Hi Lori, I would cut the sauce in half if using half the amount of meat and if it is still the same size of slow cooker, you might consider cutting the meat in half so it is sitting closer to the sauce and does not get dry.

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  • Victoria
    November 7, 2017

    Hi, Natasha,

    How many coconut coleslaw sandwiches does this pulled pork recipe make?
    When you make the coconut coleslaw sandwiches, do you find that you have a 1:1 ratio of coleslaw to pulled pork? Or does one or the other run out first?
    Do you use this pulled pork recipe to make anything else?
    I’m asking because I usually only make food to serve two people (me and my husband). Often times, we find ourselves eating the same leftovers for over a week…which can get a bit sickening.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 7, 2017

      Hi Victoria, that is a tough question since I didn’t measure exact quantitites. If you are planning to serve all of the meat as sandwiches and are planning to do 1:1 amounts, I would probably do 1 1/2 times to double the coconut coleslaw recipe that we have posted. We usually just refrigerate the leftovers and enjoy them later but we do always have alot of people around to eat them :). I haven’t tried freezing this but I bet it would be a good candidate for freezing leftovers.

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  • Heracles Cannon
    September 29, 2017

    This is an amazing recipe, I adventured off the reservation a bit replacing brown sugar with chili honey and instead of chicken broth sub with beef broth.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 29, 2017

      I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers!

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  • Megan
    September 28, 2017

    Natasha,

    Could you cook it in the slow cooker on high for 4-6 hours to shorten cooking time?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 28, 2017

      Hi Megan, haven’t tried cooking this on high, but if I did, I’d put it on high for 4 hours then turn to low for 2 more hours or until it pulls apart easily to be sure it’s done.

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  • Allison WIlder
    September 22, 2017

    I have a 5 pound Pork Loin. Do you think I will have good results using this recipe with this cut of meat?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 23, 2017

      Hi Allison, I haven’t tried it with a pork loin, so I can’t say for sure, but one of my readers wrote in with the following review: “I made this today, and we all loved it! Thank you so much for the great recipe! By the way, I used a 3.5 pound pork loin.” You might want to cut the pork loin in half if it is a 5 lb pork loin.

      Reply

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