Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe – Easy pulled pork recipe that lets your slow cooker do all the work. Get this simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe everyone will love!

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Pulled pork is easy to prepare, but leaves everyone thinking you tended to it all day long. Whether you serve pulled pork sandwiches topped with a few pickles as a delicious lunch or dinner or pulled pork with a side of baked beans, coleslaw, or potato salad, everyone will ask for your recipe. 

Full of rich, smoky sweetness, pulled pork just couldn’t be easier than this recipe! Add your pork into the crock pot in the morning before you head off to work or the day’s activities and you’ll be greeted with a dinner you can have on the table in a flash. I especially love to do this on busy weeknights or even busy weekends so that we have a hearty home cooked meal waiting on us in the evenings.

This slow cooker pulled pork is also perfect for serving on holidays, while watching fall football games and really any time you want an easy, yet delicious and comforting meal to serve!


Whenever I make it, I feel like my kitchen has turned into the most popular BBQ joint when I’m putting these babies on the table. And they are so easy to prepare, you’ll swear you’ll never eat them from a restaurant again.

Here’s how I my super easy Pulled Pork recipe.

Easy pulled pork recipe that lets your slow cooker do all the work. Get this simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe everyone will love! //
Yield: 10 servings
Course Main Course

Pulled Pork Recipe

Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Easy pulled pork recipe that lets your slow cooker do all the work. Get this simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe everyone will love!
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  • 1 (3-5 pound) Pork Shoulder Blade Roast, Pork Butt or Picnic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 cups barbeque sauce optional


  1. Place pork into the slow cooker. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce to the meat. Cook on low setting of slow cooker for 8-10 hours. Leave meat in the slow cooker on the “warm” setting for about 4 more hours or until the meat easily will pull with two forks. About an hour before your time has expired, add about ½ - ¾ of your BBQ sauce.
  2. Allow the pork to rest about 5-10 minutes. Then, pull the pork into large pieces using two forks.
  3. Serve warm with remaining BBQ sauce.


If the pork butt rendered a large amount of pan juices, drain some of the juices away before adding the BBQ sauce.

Store any leftover pulled pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Freezer Friendly:
Allow the pulled pork to cool and then store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts
Pulled Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99
% Daily Value*
Sodium 595mg 25%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 19g
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch


If you are like my husband and sometimes prefer to not use BBQ sauce on your pulled pork, you might like this pork roast recipe instead. It uses a dry rub instead of the wet BBQ sauce. So many options!

Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2010.

21 comments on “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe”

  1. I absolutely love pulled pork, and so does my boyfriend, so easy, versatile, and always tasty!

  2. oh pulled pork… how do I love thee??? ALL THE TIME! SO SO good!!

    I dont even use vinegar- just one can of Root Beer in the crock pot with my pork. Drain it, and add your fave bbq sauce after shredding. SO EASY!

  3. Thank you for this share, we love pulled pork!

  4. This is a favorite around here too! Randy makes some mean pulled pork. YUM!

  5. You know what’s yummy on a pulled pork sandwich? Cole slaw and Tiger Sauce. Have you tried it before?

  6. I have yet to actually make pulled pork. Just added it to the meal plan, it sounds so easy!

  7. Busy weekend coming up and a pulled pork in the crock pot is my go to meal.

    Whip up a batch a coleslaw and there ya go.

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  9. How perfect is this for the start of tailgate season? PERFECT! Go Clemson Tigers – it’s game day today! xoxo

  10. Robin,
    I love Brunswick stew Do you have a recipe?

  11. Im just in awe that you got that bark and what looks kinda like a smoke ring in a slow cooker? Your pulling our leg! Do you ever use an electric pressure cooker? Im thinknig of doing this tomorrow in a pressure cooker


  12. So you cook it for 8-10 hours and then 4 more hours on warm? I just want to make sure I do it right 🙂 Also, which meat do you usually use out of the three options you gave?
    Thank you so much!!

    • Hi Libby,
      I do! That amount of time for the pork on warm really does the trick for the most tender pork I’ve ever cooked! I hope you enjoy it! As for the cut of the pork, I generally go with whatever my local grocer has at the moment. Being in a fairly small town, my grocery store doesn’t always have all three available. 🙂

      • Thank you so much for responding!! I can’t wait to try this! I have never commented here but I’ve been following you for years and I love your recipes! They are so easy to follow and delicious!! Thanks so much again 🙂

      • You are most welcome, Libby! I hope you enjoy this – I make it all the time and we love it!
        I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the recipes! I sincerely appreciate you letting me know this and hope you continue to find recipes that you enjoy! Thanks! xo

  13. Will enjoy this recipe! Looking at the nutrition info I have a question, Robin. It says one serving is 595mg sodium. is that JUST for the meat, before any sauce? If so, WOW that seems high. If you were including your choice of sauce with the meat, would you please note the nutrition info for the meat only? Thanks.

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