How to Make Pulled Pork in the Crockpot

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27-09-2016, 15:00
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Pulled pork is a great, flavor-filled dish for family dinners, barbecues and potlucks. Making pulled pork in a crockpot couldn't be easier, all you need to do is throw the ingredients together, leave to cook, and go about your day. Delicious pulled pork will be waiting for you when you come home. It takes a little time, but the results are worth it!

Easy Barbecue Pulled Pork

  1. Prepare the ingredients. Rinse the pork well in cold water. Trim off any excess fat using a sharp knife. Roughly slice the onions.
  2. Assemble the ingredients in the crockpot. Place one sliced onion in the bottom of the crockpot. This will prevent the meat from burning. Place the roast on top, then cover with the second onion. Pour the ginger ale over the pork and onions.
  3. Begin cooking. Cover the pork and cook on low for approximately 12 hours. Depending on the size of your pork and the type of crockpot, you may need to adjust this time upwards or downwards. When it's cooked, you should be able to shred the pork easily with a fork. If you cannot, it probably needs more cooking time.
  4. Drain and shred the meat. When the meat is tender, remove the pork from the crockpot and drain the liquid. Set the onions aside for now. Using two forks, shred the meat, discarding any fat, bones or skin. Most of the fat will have melted away by now.
  5. Return the meat to the crockpot. Place the shredded meat and onions back in the crockpot. Stir in the entire bottle of barbecue sauce. Continue to cook on low heat for another 4-6 hours.
  6. Serve. Serve your barbecue pulled pork with hamburger buns or rolls and additional barbecue sauce. Any leftovers will keep well in the freezer.

Pulled Pork with Spice Rub

  1. Make the spice rub. Place all of the spices in a small bowl and stir until combined.
  2. Rub the mixed spices into the meat. On a clean surface, sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the pork and massage into the meat with your fingers. Use a double layer of plastic wrap to firmly cover the meat. Leave it to sit in the refrigerator for as little as three hours, or as long as three days. The longer you leave the meat, the more flavor it will develop.
  3. Unwrap the pork and place it in the crockpot. Pour 1/4 cup of water over the meat, then add the liquid smoke, if using. Set the crockpot to a low heat and cook the pork for 8-10 hours, until the meat is tender enough to shred with a fork.
  4. Remove the pork and drain any liquid from the crockpot. Place the roast of pork on a cutting board. Then, using two forks, shred the meat, discarding any fat, bones or skin.
  5. Continue cooking. Return the shredded meat to the crockpot and stir in a cup of barbecue sauce. Continue to cook on low for 30-60 minutes, until hot.
  6. Serve. Serve the pulled pork with hamburger buns or rolls, additional barbecue sauce and some homemade coleslaw.


Easy Barbecue Pulled Pork

  • 4 lbs boneless or bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce

Pulled Pork with Spice Rub

  • 6-8 lbs boneless or bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons table salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper


  • Serve your pulled pork in the crockpot to keep the meat warm while serving.
  • This is a great dish to bring to potlucks.
  • Let your guests choose from a variety of toppings, such as onions, horseradish, vinegar/brown sugar, or barbecue sauce.

Things You'll Need

  • Crockpot or slow cooker.
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Two forks
  • Small bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Hamburger buns or rolls
  • Additional barbecue sauce.
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