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Crock pot pulled pork barbecue is one of our favorite recipes.  We get wonderful reviews on this dish.  You can do the same thing with beef roast using this same recipe.  Great as sandwiches or as a main dish anytime.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Barbecue - TSLC

Ingredients for Crock Pot Pulled Pork Barbecue

1 (5 pound) Boston butte pork roast
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 or 4 drops tabasco (could use more)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin


Place pork roast in crock pot with 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours until roast is tender or high for 4 hours.  Remove roast and drain off liquids. (Reserve some of the liquid)  Shred roast with a fork and put back in crock pot. Mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl with a wire whisk along with 1/2 cup of drained pork juices.   Pour over roast and cook for at least 2 more hours in crock pot on low.  Roast should be wet but not soupy.  If it looks too dry add a little more of the juice you drained off.
This can be done with beef roast, too.  Makes 10 to 12 servings and keeps well in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. (I think this gets better each day and love it on a big bun with pickles and Dijon mustard)  Enjoy!
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  1. Jodie Swann says:

    I am planing on making this for the 4th. I bought a 7.64 pound roast. I have a good many to feed. Would you suggest changing this recipe up a bit since I’m using more meat? Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Would I cut the ingredients in half if I do a 3lb roast? Only 2 of us.

  3. Barbara D Veal says:

    Do you have a good slaw recipe to go along with this?

  4. Do you have a recipe for anything sauce which I saw on fb? I didn’t copy it and now the ones I’ve found have a zillion ingredients

  5. thank you , I will let you know how it turns out 🙂

  6. Could I use chicken breasts to make this recipe???

  7. WOW!!! I was looking for a pulled pork recipe to make tomorrow. I have one thawing in the frig now. We like spicy but not sweet. Any adjustment ideas would be appreciated!

  8. I made this last night and it was out of this world. The homemade BBQ sauce was so wonderful and easy to make definitely a recipe I’ll place in my recipe box for future use. I’m hooked on your website. Thank you so much.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      So happy you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for letting me know. Happy to have you on the site. Have a great week.

  9. This is absolutely delicious! I’d never made homemade BBQ sauce before, but am sure glad I did using this recipe!

  10. I made this pulled pork for our Super Bowl party on Sunday and it was a hit! Perhaps the best pulled pork I’ve ever had (and I’m from Texas!) I’ll be keeping this recipe, that’s for sure. Thank you!

  11. Vicki Boisselle says:

    I made this tonight… say it was delicious is an understatement. I served the sandwiches with Cole slaw and my husband piled it on the bun. I had mine with pickles and Dijon mustard. The pork is sweet, spicy and juicy but you can still taste the pork. You have another winner recipe for my family!!!

  12. This sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. I’ll serve it on big buns with coleslaw like my family does in North Carolina. Yummy

  13. Nancy Fisler says:

    I made the crock pot pulled pork receipt today…..Its the best I’ ever had. I made only one change, and that was the catsup. Instead of only 1/2 cup, I used 1 1/4 cup, but it turned out so good.

  14. Melinda Thomason says:

    Can you use a 3lb beef roast for this

  15. I made this for the first time today and we loved the flavour! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. Cora Lea Gaither says:

    Am making this Saturday.

  17. This is an excellent recipe. I prepared two, froze them, and gave them as Christmas presents (yes, it freezes well). Thanks much!

  18. After putting back into crockpot…what temperature do you cook for the additional two hours ?

  19. Your sandwich looks terrific. I have a slow cooker but don’t use it enough. Boston or shoulder pork roast is perfect cooked this way.

  20. This is similar to the recipe I have. I never thought to add hot sauce. I will have to give it a try. My husband would love it.

  21. It is simple and easy delicious dishes like this that make we want to go out and purchase as slow cooker.

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