Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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Elevate your next meal with the rich, smoky flavor of our Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork! This easy-to-make recipe will have your taste buds flying and will take seconds for everyone. Perfect for busy weeknights or weekend get-togethers, this recipe is a must-try for any home cook.

Welcome to our mouthwatering Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe that can be made in the Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Oven! We know how busy life can be, which is why we’ve created a recipe that’s easy to follow without compromising on taste. With just a few basic ingredients and your favorite cooking vessel, you can create tender, succulent pulled pork that’s sure to please. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a cozy dinner, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. We guarantee you and your family will come back – maybe a third!

BBQ Pulled Pork Tips

Tips for Making Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork: If you’re new to slow cooking, don’t worry — it’s a very forgiving cooking method! Here are a few tips to help you make the best Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork:

  • Season the meat after cooking to create more dimension. Only add the sauce you want so the leftovers are more versatile.
  • Use grilled pork chops for the most tender and flavorful pulled pork.
  • Make sure to shred the pork directly in the slow cooker, then toss it with the juices for maximum flavor and tenderness.

frequently asked questions

Can I use a different type of pork in this recipe?

While we recommend using a pork butt roast for the most tender and flavorful pulled pork, you can use a different cut of pork if you prefer. Just keep in mind that it may not be as tender or flavorful as pork butt.

Do I need to add extra liquid to the slow cooker?

No, you don’t need to add any extra liquid to the slow cooker. Pork releases its own juices as it cooks, which keeps it moist and tender.

Can I make this recipe in the oven instead of the slow cooker?

Yes, you can make pulled pork in the oven instead of the slow cooker. To do this, preheat the oven to 325°F and place the pork in a roasting pan. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 3-4 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.

Can I make homemade BBQ sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can make homemade BBQ sauce ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the garlic, salt, and pepper over the entire roast. Place the roast in the electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot and drizzle the smoking liquid over it.
  2. High pressure cook for 60 minutes, then natural release for 15 minutes. Then, switch the release valve to the vent position and remove the cap when the steam stops coming out. Add additional time if roast is larger than 5 lbs.

oven instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Place the roast in a 5- to 7-quart oven-safe pot with a lid, or use a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil later. Sprinkle the pork roast with garlic, salt, and pepper, and drizzle the smoked liquid over it.
  2. Cover the roast tightly with a lid or aluminum foil. Roast at 225 degrees for 8-9 hours, or until the pork shreds easily with a fork. Shred the pork in a pot and mix with the juices.
BBQ pulled pork on a hamburger bun.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover pulled pork can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. We recommend storing the pulled pork and barbecue sauce separately so you can customize the amount of sauce per serving. To reheat pulled pork, simply microwave for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat in a pan on the stove or in the oven.

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Pulled pork in the slow cooker.

Elevate your next meal with the rich, smoky flavor of our Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork! This easy-to-make recipe will have your taste buds flying and will take seconds for everyone. Perfect for busy weeknights or weekend get-togethers, this recipe is a must-try for any home cook.

Preparation time 10 minute

total time 8 Hour 10 minute

raw material

  • 3 to 5 pound Boneless Pork Butt Roast
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Hickory Liquid Smoke

Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

instruct

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Place the pork butts in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Rub the pork with garlic, salt and pepper, then drizzle the smoked liquid over the roast.

  • Cover the slow cooker and simmer for 8 to 9 hours, until the roast shreds easily with a fork.

  • Shred pork directly in the slow cooker, then toss the meat with the juices. Serve straight or stir in 1 cup BBQ Sauce.

notes

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the garlic, salt, and pepper over the entire roast. Place the roast in the electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot and drizzle the smoking liquid over it.
  2. High pressure cook for 60 minutes, then natural release for 15 minutes. Then, switch the release valve to the vent position and remove the cap when the steam stops coming out. Add additional time if roast is larger than 5 lbs.

oven instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Place the roast in a 5- to 7-quart oven-safe pot with a lid, or use a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil later. Sprinkle the pork roast with garlic, salt, and pepper, and drizzle the smoked liquid over it.
  2. Cover the roast tightly with a lid or aluminum foil. Roast at 225 degrees for 8-9 hours, or until the pork shreds easily with a fork. Shred the pork in a pot and mix with the juices.

Calories: 299kcal | carbohydrate: 19G | protein: 33G | fat: 10G | Saturated fat: 3G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 4G | Trans fat: 0.1G | cholesterol: 102mg | sodium: 2828mg | Potassium: 783mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 14G | Vitamin A: 203unit | Vitamin C: 2mg | calcium: 52mg | iron: 3mg

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork