The Simplest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork doesn’t have simple flavors. Robust flavors from a great cut of mean that has slow cooked all day in beer!
Pulled Pork is a great dish that you can prepare quickly, then let your slow cooker take over to do the rest. You’ll love being greeted to dinner when you get home from work. Yum
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The Simplest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
My husband regularly makes this pulled pork in the slow cooker. It is a favorite in our house because it is so simple to make and it’s so delicious.
We watch for sales to snag Pork Butts, aka Boston Butts, when they are on sale so we have dinner, and plenty of leftovers at a great price.
Pulled pork is a great dish to make because it’s so adaptable!
You can easily make a pulled pork sandwich by piling some pulled pork high on a roll or between two slices of thick white bread before you sloppily dive in.
Get creative with leftovers for breakfast by mixing in some of the scrumptious pulled pork into a potato hash. Top that with a runny egg for a great hearty brunch dish.
To start your pulled pork, generously coat the meat with your favorite BBQ spice rub.
In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the pork to brown the meat. Rotate the meat so you brown all sides of the pork butt.
After adding it to your slow cooker, add a can of beer, or broth. You can even try using soda, such a Dr Pepper for a sweeter pulled pork.
Let your pork cook all day in the slow cooker so it becomes fall off the bone tender. Shred it with your hands or forks. Remove any fatty pieces as you do that. Mix in just enough BBQ sauce to moisten all of the pulled pork.
When you are enjoying your pulled pork sandwich, be sure to top it off with some extra BBQ sauce and a great slaw. Take a BIG bite and enjoy!
What are the ingredients?
This pulled pork is great because it is just 4 ingredients!
- Pork Butt
- BBQ Rub
- BBQ Sauce
Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder
You can use either Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder, but Pork Butt is suggested.
Pork Butt is also known as “Boston Butt”. This is from the upper part of the shoulder and is very tender as it’s marbled with a lot of fat.
If you want to learn more about these cuts of meat, you can learn more about them at Cooks Illustrated.
What BBQ Sauce do you use?
Want to feel adventurous? Then mix a few together to get a one of a kind blend of sweet and spicy.
- 6-8 pound pork butt, bone in is preferred
- BBQ seasoning blend
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 12-ounce beer, such as a Stout or an IPA*
- 1 18-ounce bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Generously coat the pork butt with the BBQ spice blend.
- In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Place the meat in the pot to brown. Rotate to brown all sides of the meat.
- Place the pork butt in a 5+ quart slow cooker. Pour the beer over the pork butt. Cook for 8 hours on low heat.
- Remove the meat from the slow cooker for shredding. Remove the bone and any areas that are too fatty. Then shred the pork with 2 forks.
- Return to the shredded meat to slow cooker. Add just enough BBQ sauce to coat.
In lieu of the beer, you can use broth or soda, like Coca Cola or Dr Pepper.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 740Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 610mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 55g