slow cooker bbq  pulled pork
slow cooker bbq pulled pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Pulled pork in the slow cooker is one of the easiest recipes to make and one that comes out tasty and delicious. I have yet to find a pulled pork recipe that I did not like! And, this is the one food that my kids will eat no questions asked.

Pork shoulder is what I used on this recipe. You can also use a pork roast or even a pork tenderloin. I have used all three before and really it depends on the price of the cut at the store in what I choose to use. The key is to remove the extra fat. Some fat is good, but too much is not.

I prefer to cook my pulled pork slow and low. 8-10 hours on low is what I suggest. I feel the meat is more tender this way and the flavors are better. But, that is just me. My sister prefers to cook it on HIGH and for a shorter time.

Once the meat is cooked, either remove it and shred it or you can leave it in the slow cooker and shred it that way. Serve the pulled pork on WARM straight from the slow cooker.

slow cooker bbq  pulled pork
slow cooker bbq pulled pork
slow cooker bbq pulled pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Delicious bbq pulled pork slow cooked to perfection. Serve on toasted buns with plenty of meat and juices and a side of cole slaw.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People


  • 3-4 Pound Pork Shoulder trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 Buns


  • In a medium bowl, combine onion, ketchup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar and spices.
  • Season the pork shoulder with the salt and pepper and place in the bottom of a 5 qt or 6 qt slow cooker
  • Add the ingredients in the medium bowl to the top of the pork shoulder.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours or until the meat is fork tender.
  • Remove pork shoulder and shred with two forks and add back to the slow cooker. Mix the meat in with the leftover juices.
  • Serve on buns.
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