Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I try to avoid specifying what brands to use in my recipes. Heck, I don’t get paid to recommend Brand A over Brand B, so why should I give them free advertising? Well, here is one instance where I must insist on a particular brand. Since the barbecue sauce plays such a key roll in this recipe, I won’t use anything but Sweet Baby Ray’s. That stuff is by far the best barbecue sauce I’ve ever tried.

I like to serve this on a buttered and grilled bulkie roll, topped with extra barbecue sauce and a dash of hot sauce. My husband requested I make cornbread to go with it as well. I didn’t have fresh jalapeños for the cornbread this time, so I used a tablespoon of fresh rosemary instead. It was delicious!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 35 minutes

Yield: About 12 servings

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • 2 cups Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce


  1. Rinse the pork shoulder and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper over the pork and place in a slow cooker. Add water and liquid smoke. Cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard the remaining liquid. Pull the pork apart using a couple of forks.
  3. Place the meat back in the slow cooker along with the barbecue sauce and continue to cook another 30 to 60 minutes.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Dawn everyone in my department at work is talking about your recipes they really love the pulled pork i’m going to make it tonight your mom is my boss and she’s a nice lady