|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 10|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 46g||59%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||78%|
|Total Carbohydrate 53g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 10mg||50%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This easy slow cooker pulled pork is made with just four ingredients. A pork shoulder roast (or Boston butt) is slow-cooked to perfection with onions. The pork is shredded and then it's finished with commercial or homemade barbecue sauce. This is excellent party fare. Just keep the shredded pork hot in the slow cooker for serving, and let your friends and family assemble their own sandwiches.
Shred the tender, juicy pork and put it back in the slow cooker for serving. Have split buns ready for guests, along with coleslaw, dill pickle slices, and baked beans.
2 medium onions, thinly sliced, divided
1 (4-pound) pork shoulder roast
1 1/2 cups water
1 (16-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce, or 2 cups homemade sauce
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
8 to 10 hamburger buns, for serving
2 cups coleslaw, for serving
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Place half of the thinly sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Add pork and water, along with remaining onion slices.
Cover and cook the pork on low for 7 to 9 hours or 4 to 5 hours on the high heat setting.
Drain liquid from slow cooker.
Then shred or chop the meat coarsely, and discard excess fat.
Put the pork back in the slow cooker. Add barbecue sauce and chopped onion.
Cover and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours longer. Stir occasionally.
Serve with warm split buns and coleslaw.
- Pulled pork is traditionally served with coleslaw as a topping or on the side, along with dill pickles, extra barbecue sauce, and baked beans.
- Add a potato salad for a big meal or skip tradition and serve the sandwiches with french fries or roasted potatoes.
How to Store and Freeze Pulled Pork
- Pulled pork will last in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container.
- You can freeze pulled pork for two to three months.