Today we’re making a Crockpot pulled pork recipe that is easy enough for weeknight dinners and so perfectly juicy and tender that you’ll want to serve it at every summer BBQ you host.
This is one of my favorite recipes for the slow cooker. It’s a long, slow heat cooking process that really breaks down the tissue and fat in pork roasts. After that, they’re packed with flavor, so tender and juicy, and they shred like a dream.
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You already know that the slow cooker is a magician in the kitchen. It makes life so much easier. I use the Crockpot for everything from beef ribs to chocolate peanut butter lava cakes…because it’s just that versatile!
Another reason I really love making this pulled pork in the Crockpot is the fact that we don’t have to constantly check it.
Sure, it’s nice to put things in the smoker and cook them that way, but then they need to be pretty closely monitored. With the slow cooker I can just prep everything, put it on low, and go about the rest of my day!
Here is what you will need to make this delicious Crockpot pulled pork recipe:
You can find the full ingredient list and the amounts with nutritional information in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. We will be gathering ingredients from both the pantry and the refrigerator for this simple and delicious Crockpot pulled pork recipe.
For the broth and the pulled pork itself we will need a pork roast, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, root beer soda, hot sauce, onion powder, paprika, and allspice.
We will also be making a delicious barbecue sauce and for that we’ll need ketchup, honey, brown sugar, salt, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, and a package of rolls or bread for serving up these tasty sandwiches.
How to make pulled pork in the slow cooker:
In a mixing bowl, combine the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, root beer, hot sauce, onion powder, paprika and all spice.
Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add pork roast and pour liquid over the roast. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6-7 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°.
Open the slow cooker and allow meat to rest for 15 minutes and absorb the juices.
Using two forks, shred the meat. Remove the meat from the slow cooker, drain, and place in a bowl.
In a small bowl mix the remaining ingredients together
Add your BBQ sauce to the meat and fold in until the meat is well covered. Serve on sandwich rolls/buns.
This recipe will serve between 8 and 10 people depending on the meat/fat ratio of your roast and the exact size! You can always vacuum seal and freeze leftover pulled pork once it is shredded.
How to serve these pork sandwiches:
Serve these tasty sandwiches up however you like! We like them with coleslaw or with pickles. You can serve them on slider rolls, bread, or even longer hotdog or hoagie rolls!
No matter how you serve them, it’s going to be delicious! Try topping your favorite salad with some of this tasty pulled pork and sauce…it’s a new favorite around here!
Printable Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipe:
- Ingredients for Slow Cooker Broth:
- 3-pound pork roast
- 2 cups beef broth
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup root beer soda
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- Ingredients for the BBQ Sauce:
- ½ cup ketchup
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 package of sandwich rolls/buns
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, root beer, hot sauce, onion powder, paprika and all spice.
Step 2: Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add pork roast and pour liquid over the roast. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6-7 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°.
Step 3: Open the slow cooker and allow meat to rest for 15 minutes and absorb the juices.
Step 4: Using two forks, shred the meat. Remove the meat from the slow cooker, drain, and place in a bowl.
Step 5: In a small bowl mix the remaining ingredients together
Step 6: Add your BBQ sauce to the meat and fold in until the meat is well covered. Serve on sandwich rolls/buns.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 579Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 131mgSodium 957mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 37g
These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.