Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

There are probably as many recipes for slow cooker pulled pork as there are celebrity chefs…

And, this recipe for it is a cinch ~ easy, easy, thanks to the slow cooker. The pork cooks for hours in its penetrating smoky, slightly sweet, spicy sauce, until it’s falling-apart tender, and you can pull it into shreds with a fork. 

As a bonus, it fills your house with mouth-watering aromas ~ you will be drooling!

Why spend all day cooking when the slow cooker can cook this scrumptious dish for you, vastly cutting your kitchen time?



Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork


3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed
1 onion, sliced thin
2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
8-10 soft hamburger-style buns


Trim pork and place in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Spread sliced onions over top.
In a medium bowl, combine next 10 ingredients and stir well.
Pour into slow cooker, set on low for about 8 hours, or until meat shreds easily.
Place on buns and serve.

Mouth-watering delicious!

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes! 


  1. My mouth is watering because I think I smell it. WOW..nice recipe.

  2. Pam, This recipe sounds great but we don't cook pulled pork at home anymore... All of our pulled pork comes from our neighbor Larry, aka. Big Dude. We are definitely spoiled! I hope that the snow season ends soon for you up there in the north country! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Pam,
    Oh Yum! Your pulled pork looks amazing, and I can just imagine how good your kitchen smells.

  4. There are so many recipes that come from your part of the world with liquid smoke in them. I have never seen it for sale anywhere I have ever lived, and I have no idea what it tastes like. Presumably it gives a smoked flavour? Take care Diane

  5. I can always take another recipe for pulled pork! Since leaving Texas, we haven't had very much BBQ. I need to make my own! Thank you for sharing, Pam!

  6. Perfect use for a crock pot, and you can use this pork in SO many dishes!

  7. These pictures are harmful to my diet! I enjoy using liquid smoke..adds so much flavor...
    Can't beat pulled pork!!

  8. Mouth watering! You got that right.

    M :)

  9. Pam Im not a fan of meat but this pork look absolutely delicious:))

  10. The slow cooker is the best way to make pulled pork! This looks great!

  11. Love this recipe, will make it this weekend!!! (tomorrow if I can get to the grocery, LOL) Any idea on a slow cooker bbq beef?? I miss the Texas style brisket for sure. Have not found one that taste that good though.

  12. Simple and perfect.... love bbq pulled pork!!!

  13. Pam, I agree...a Slow Cooker & Pulled Pork go hand and hand! I like adding a dollop of Fat Free Sour Cream before adding the top of the bun. Looks YUMMY!

  14. I adore slow cooker pulled pork and am salivating over your photo! It doesn't get much better than this for a a meal that makes itself :)

  15. Susan, it's a great aroma!

    Dave, lucky you! I've read about that and it has to be the best!

    Becky, thanks and have a good day!

    Diane, exactly, liquid smoke gives a smoked taste. A little goes a long way, and it's the next best thing to cooking meat in an actual smoker.

    Monet, bet that Texas BBQ was great! Have a good rest of the week!

    Karen, I like how easy it is with the crock pot.

    Stephen, you said it!

    Shug, I like the liquid smoke flavor too. Good luck with your diet!

    Melinda, thanks! We really like it!

    Gloria, thanks! You and my DIL would definitely not like this!

    Joanne, thank you! It makes it shred easily.

    Marianne, I've never tried it with beef---I'd love it though and will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

    Jenn, thanks! I know how much you like good sauces!

    JG, interesting, I've never heard of the sour cream dollop. Thanks, I will be trying it!

  16. ST, thank you! I like those meals once in a while that cook themselves!

  17. The crockpot makes the "best" pulled pork on the planet.

  18. Perfect way to bring a little summer into the winter! What yummy pulled pork!

  19. I love my slow cooker, this looks delicious. The buns look really good too!

  20. I love pork recipes! Especially when they are cooked in a slow cooker!

  21. Pork shoulder is my proof that God did not intend for humans to be vegetarians.


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