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The Best Pulled Pork Recipe makes delicious pulled pork that’s always a favorite for so many dishes! Easily made in the slow cooker, this pulled pork is loaded with flavor!

Piled high on a bun and topped with coleslaw for a favorite pulled pork sandwich or served with a drizzle of homemade bbq sauce and delicious side dishes, this recipe results in the best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted.

Pulled Pork Sandwich drizzled with homemade bbq sauce and topped with coleslaw on white plate //

This Pulled Pork is easy to prepare, but leaves everyone thinking you tended to it all day long. I love that the prep time is only around 5 minutes and the slow cooker works its magic while cooking it low and slow and easy!

The Best Pulled Pork Recipe

Full of rich, smoky sweetness, pulled pork just couldn’t be easier than this recipe!

Blue casserole dish with pulled pork and two forks //

How to Make the Best Pulled Pork

To make this pulled pork in the slow cooker, you’ll need:


  • Pork – pork shoulder blade roast, pork butt or pork picnic
  • Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • Stone House Seasoning – house seasoning I created for my family (hence the name) that brings out such heightened flavor
  • Barbecue sauce -this is optional, but adds another level of delicious flavor

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Place pork in slow cooker.
  2. Add coconut aminos or Worcestershire sauce to the meat, along with Stone House Seasoning.
  3. Set slow cooker on Low and cook for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Then leave meat in the slow cooker on Warm setting for 4 more hours until pork pulls easily with two forks.
  5. Turn off the slow cooker and allow the pork to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Pull the pork into large pieces with two forks.
  7. Serve warm with Homemade Barbecue Sauce or your favorite sauce.


The prep time for the delicious Pulled Pork is only minutes, but the pork reaches it’s juiciest, most savory flavor by cooking it low and slow. So in the morning before you head off to work or the day’s activities, prepare the recipe, set the slow cooker and be greeted with a dinner you can have on the table in a flash.

The pork can also be prepped the night before by adding ingredients to the slow cooker insert. Then place the covered slow cooker insert in the refrigerator overnight, remove insert in morning and return to slow cooker. Proceed with instructions for cooking time and temperature settings.

This slow cooker pulled pork is also perfect for serving on holidays, for tailgating or watching football games, for barbecues with family and friends – and really any time you want an easy, yet delicious and comforting meal to serve!

Make Ahead Instructions

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

Freezer Instructions

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

What to Serve with Pulled Pork

Classic pulled pork is often served with sauce on the side, along with pickles and potato chips. It’s also enjoyed with some favorite side dishes whether served as a platter or a pulled pork sandwich!

Side Dishes


And for dessert, some Southern classic choices to accompany pulled pork are:

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Banana Pudding

Lemon Pound Cake

Whenever making this, it turns your kitchen into the most popular BBQ place in town!

Here’s how I my easy Pulled Pork recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

5 from 4 votes

The Best Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker 12 hrs 5 mins

The Best Pulled Pork Recipe - This easy pulled pork recipe lets your slow cooker do all the work while making the best pulled pork! Easy, delicious, and the only pulled pork recipe you'll ever need! //
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Servings 10 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
The Best Pulled Pork Recipe makes delicious pulled pork that's always a favorite for so many dishes! Easily made in the slow cooker, this pulled pork is loaded with flavor!


  • 1 (3-5 pound) Pork Shoulder Blade Roast, Pork Butt or Picnic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Stone House Seasoning
  • barbeque sauce optional


  • Place pork into the slow cooker. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce to the meat along with the Stone House Seasoning. 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. 
  • Allow the pork to rest about 5-10 minutes. Then, pull the pork into large pieces using two forks.
  • Serve warm with your favorite 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. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 146mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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

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Recipe Review


  1. 5 stars
    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


    1. I make it according to this recipe all the time in my slow cooker. Use the ingredients and cook and low and slow like the recipe says, and it will turn out like this. Thanks!

  2. 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!!

    1. 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. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      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 🙂

    3. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Thanks so much for all of these great recipes. I am relatively new to all this and would like to know if you had your choice of the three cuts of meat, which one would you use ?? I have had slow cooked pulled pork (Boneless Boston Butt) on the charcoal cooker before but have no experience with the crock pot. Thank you, Jim Mann

  5. Where are the seasoning ingredients shown in the video? I don’t see it listed but the video recipe shows adding the seasoning. Thanks 

    1. Hello, can you also make this with beef? Would you suggest covering it with water while in the crockpot if you do use beef? Beef tends to dry right? Thank you in advanced! I’ve never made bbq at home before but we have an oversupply of roasts since we homegrow all our beef!

  6. The recipe lists 1 tablespoon of your stone house seasoning (which I love and use on many dishes). The video looks like you are using much more than 1 tablespoon. Is that 1 tablespoon just to clarify?

    1. Hi Susan,
      I probably added a little more in the video – we love it so much that sometimes I add a little extra. The recipe amount is correct, but you can always add a bit more to taste if you wish.
      Thanks so much! xo

  7. 5 stars
    WOW! I followed Robin’s recipe as written and it turned out fantastic. I got the nice bark on the top of the pork and, Oh My, is it delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with everyone. It’s hard to believe it was so easy to make and yet taste this good. Also, I made Robin’s Coleslaw and is is also the bomb! Match made in heaven!

    1. I’m so glad the pulled pork and the coleslaw worked so well for you, Katherine. Don’t you love how easy they both are to make!

  8. 5 stars
    Best BBQ ever! I am not a chef by any means, so I try and try to google simple recipes that are still delicious to make for me and my family, and it’s 50/50 on whether they are actually good or not, but this BBQ recipe is the best I have ever come across. It is simple to make, and the Stone house seasoning is now a staple in my home. The meat comes out tender, with just the right amount of flavor, and the homemade BBQ sauce was a huge hit, even though I actually prefer the BBQ by itself with a little hot sauce. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! It will now be the only way I make BBQ from now on!

    1. Sarah, I am happy you loved the pulled pork and my Stone House Seasoning. I love to hear from people who make my recipes part of their family meals.

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