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Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

Side view of a bun filled with crockpot BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw on a cutting board.

This crockpot BBQ pulled pork is a crowd pleaser and an easy meal to set and forget in the crockpot! It’s a great meal to serve if you were hosting people for dinner too. I love meals that you can make for dinner and then enjoy as leftovers for lunch. You can also serve this pulled pork so many ways. On a sandwich, on a salad, in a rice bowl, in a quesadilla. Use your imagination and enjoy it however you’d like! It will leave your house smelling amazing & dinner on the table so easily. Enjoy!

What you need to make crockpot bbq pulled pork + substitutions:

  • Pork shoulder– I picked up a pork shoulder from Whole Foods behind the butcher counter. You can obviously go to any grocery store, but I love being able to get it fresh behind the counter.
  • BBQ sauce- We’ve tried a lot of bottled BBQ sauces and always go back to Stubb’s. They’re definitely our favorite, but use whatever you like the best.
  • Apple cider vinegar- In the crockpot, you can either use apple cider vinegar or water. Water works just fine, but apple cider vinegar will just a little touch and help tenderize the meat even more.
  • Onions– Adding onions into the recipe just adds so much delicious flavor to the pork loin. They caramelize and become so delicious covered in all the sauce. Perfect addition to this crockpot BBQ pulled pork.
  • Garlic- We pretty much add garlic to all recipes we cook with. If you’re sensitive to garlic you can take it out or use garlic powder instead.
  • Paprika– I love the addition of the paprika here. I really think it’s adds such a nice touch of flavor.

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Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

This crockpot BBQ pulled pork is a crowd pleaser and an easy meal to set and forget in the crockpot! It's a great meal to serve if you were hosting people for dinner too. I love meals that you can make for dinner and then enjoy as leftovers for lunch. You can also serve this pulled pork so many ways. On a sandwich, on a salad, in a rice bowl, in a quesadilla. Use your imagination and enjoy it however you'd like! It will leave your house smelling amazing & dinner on the table so easily. Enjoy!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: bbq, crockpot, dinner, easy dinner, pulled pork, sandwich

Ingredients

For the BBQ:

  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 12 oz bottle bbq sauce I used this one
  • cup apple cider vinegar (or water if prefer)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the Coleslaw:

  • 1 12oz package cabbage slaw
  • ½ cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

For the BBQ:

  • Start by adding your pork to your crockpot. Next, add in the rest of the ingredients: bbq sauce, apple cider vinegar, onions, garlic, paprika, salt, & pepper.
  • Cook on high for about 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. When it's ready, the pork should shred with 2 forks very easily! Make sure to shred the pork and mix it all together with the sauce.
  • From here, the pork is done! Enjoy however you prefer. I love mine on a bun with coleslaw (below)!

For the coleslaw:

  • Throw all the coleslaw ingredients in a bowl and mix it together until everything is incorporated. Done & done. I made it about 2 hours before dinner so the flavors could marinate together and it was even better the next day!

Notes

For Storing: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
For Freezing: You can take the completely cooled pork and store it in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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