Oct 6, 2016

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

When it comes to easy recipes, it doesn't get much easier than my Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe. This recipe is crazy easy! You just set it and forget it until the pork is literally so tender it falls apart!
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
The sweet and tangy flavor of the BBQ pork is so tempting, you are sure to be snacking on this every chance you get! We love to pile this pulled pork on sandwich buns and top it with a generous helping of my Best Ever Coleslaw, but it's so versatile, you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to enjoying it.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Tips

  • The pork cooks for about 8 hours in the slow cooker, so be sure to toss it in the slow cooker early in the day, season it, and pour in a 12 ounce can of your favorite root beer. It will only take you about 5 minutes to get this going and then you put the lid on the slow cooker, set it on low, and forget it until the pork shreds easily.
  • About 8 hours later, the pork should shred easily. Shred the pork and pour in a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. I use a sweet and spicy sauce.
  • Give it a taste and add more salt and pepper as needed. I also like to mix in some cilantro, but if you aren't sure everyone is going to like the cilantro, I recommend serving it on the side as a topping.
Shredding the tender and juicy pork meat
Add your favorite BBQ Sauce to the shredded pork meat
Mix the BBQ sauce into the shredded pork meat

Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes

I told you this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork was easy! It's so good too, y'all. We enjoy using this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork in a variety of ways. I slow cook the pulled pork on the weekend and then use the leftover pulled pork in recipes throughout the week. Here are our favorite leftover pulled pork recipes:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Life Tastes Good
Published 10/06/2016
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork


  • 4-5 lb Boston Butt Roast, also known as, pork butt roast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 12 oz can of your favorite root beer
  • 12 ounce bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • Freshly chopped parsley


  1. Season the pork with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Pour in one can of your favorite root beer, cover the slow cooker with the lid, and set it on LOW for 8-10 hours or until the pork shreds easily with a fork. It will be very tender.
  2. When you are ready to eat, drain off the liquid and shred the pork with two forks. Pour in a 12 ounce bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce. Use as much or as little as you like. Stir it to coat the pork with the barbecue sauce. Give it a taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve with freshly chopped cilantro if you like and enjoy!
Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 8 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 8 hrs. 5 mins.


  1. Oh, I am a huge fan of pulled pork! Pulled pork sandwiches make for one excellent meal...especially once the weather starts turning cooler. Thanks for sharing! And Barbara sounds like one incredible person. Cheers to Barbara! #client

    1. Thanks, David, I couldn't agree more on all points :) Have a wonderful weekend! ~Marion

  2. Is there any reason why i couldn't use diet rootbeer for this? Sounds wonderful.

    1. You can absolutely use diet root beer. Let me know how it turns out for you :) I'm making it this weekend too! So many uses for leftover pulled pork! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do ~Marion

  3. I'm not a root beer fan. Any other soft drinks that would be good?

    1. Sure. I've used coke with this recipe also. I hope that helps. Thanks for the great question. Have a super day - Marion


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