Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy pork is slowly cooked in a homemade barbeque sauce that easy and always a crowd pleaser. Topped with optional homemade coleslaw.
I live in the south y’all–that is why I said, y’all, in case you were wondering!
And in the south, particularly the Carolinas were I currently reside, BBQ essential to life and always causes a bit of controvery over who does it better.
Personally, I am a HUGE fan of anything smoked. Um yum.
But I don’t have a smoker (yet–maybe one day)
So instead when I am at home I opt, for low and slow and hands-off–AKA my slow cooker.
Throw in a homemade barbeque sauce that is not ladened with high fructose corn syrup, but is still sweet and spicy, well I am in HEAVEN.
I often make BBQ Chicken drumsticks in the slow cooker, but also adore barbeque pork.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Barbeque pulled pork loin is the ultimate go-to.
These barbeque sandwiches are super easy, inexpensive, and a crowd pleaser–who doesn’t like BBQ?!!
Don’t like pork–use any cut of boneless, skinless chicken you like!
To me it is genius to serve this pork topped high with creamy coleslaw.
But if you don’t like coleslaw on your sandwich, serve it on the side. If you have never tried the combo, I promise you it takes a great sandwich and makes it out of this world!!!
How to use leftover pulled pork:
You can also freeze the leftover barbeque pork in 2-3 cup portions for up to 3 months. Pull out of freezer for a quick dinner.
To reheat frozen pork: let pork thaw out overnight in fridge. Place in microwave safe dish and heat for-2-3 minutes per cup of pork. Add in a splash of apple juice, water, or stock to loosen up pork if needed.
I am telling you this is a great dinner to have going in the summer as well when you want to spend the whole day at the pool and come home famished. Or when you have slaved away at work all day and don’t want to turn the oven on or even think about dinner–it is done for you!! Or even for a party! Such a crowd pleaser!
Tips for Homemade Crock-Pot Pulled Pork:
- My favorite cut of meat for pulled pork is a boneless pork loin. You can use a pork butt or pork tenderloin if you would prefer. Cook a pork butt for an additional 2 hours (10-12 hours on low) and the pork tenderloin for 2 hours less (4-6 hours on low).
- My recipe for pulled pork is gluten-free. So you can serve this barbeque meat over potatoes or on gluten free buns for an easy gluten-free bbq pork recipe.
- If you would like to use your favorite store-bought barbeque sauce instead of my homemade version, the cooking directions will be the same, but you would use 3 lbs pork loin, 1 onion, and 2 cups barbeque sauce along with 1/2 cup additional liquid (like apple juice, beer or stock.)
Recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Easy homemade barbeque pork sandwiches made in crock pot.
- 3 lbs boneless pork loin trimmed of fat
- 1 onion diced
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbs paprika
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 1 cup apple juice or chicken stock or beer
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey or brown sugar
- 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
Place onion in crock pot and lay pork on top of onion. Combine the dry spices and cover pork with the mixture. Combine the juice, vinegar, honey, and tomato sauce (and feel free to use less sugar). Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred with 2 forks and stir the meat into the juices. Serve.
And here is hands down the BEST creamy coleslaw I have EVER had (and my husband agrees who frequents BBQ places.)
Recipe for Homemade Coleslaw:
Simple old fashioned coleslaw recipe. Perfect for a side dish or topping barbeque pork with.
- 1 head green cabbage
- 1 onion
- 1-2 large carrots
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Hellman's Mayo
- 1 tsp vinegar I use apple cider to compliment pork
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Using a food processor, shred the cabbage, carrot and onion. Toss together. (Or you can thinly slice the cabbage and finely dice the onion and shred the carrot if you don't have a food processor.) Mix together remaining ingredients and stir into cabbage mixture.
Best after refrigerating for 1 hours.
Now invite some friends over and enjoy.
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