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5 from 18 votes

Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ

This crock pot recipe for pulled pork BBQ has amazing reviews. Great for a large gathering or to make and enjoy over a busy week! 
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: crock pot pulled pork, pulled pork bbq
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.