Easy Slow Cooker Pork Barbecue for Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Barbeque Sauce
Pulled Pork. Stacy Howell / Getty Images
  • 10 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 hrs
  • Yield: 8 to 10 Servings
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This wonderful shredded pork roast is piled on toasted buns and topped with coleslaw, pickle slices, and more barbecue sauce. It's a great way to fix a pork shoulder roast and the perfect dish for the slow cooker.

The recipe calls for browning the pork in a small amount of vegetable oil, but feel free to skip that step if you're short on time.

I like this Carolina slaw on pulled pork, but a creamy coleslaw is excellent as well.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pork roast (shoulder, butt, fresh picnic), about 4 pounds
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bottle (about 16 ounces) your favorite barbecue sauce

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the pork on all sides.
  2. Peel and slice 1 large onion.
  3. Place half of the onion in bottom of crock pot.
  4. Put the pork roast in crock pot and add 1/2 cup water. Add remaining onion and the garlic.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 11 hours; remove meat and let it stand until it's cool enough to handle.
  6. Discard onion and juices in a slow cooker or crockpot.
  1. Tear roast into small pieces or shred with forks.
  2. Put the shredded pork back in crock pot and add a cup or more of barbecue sauce (until juicy - as much as you like).
  3. Continue to cook on LOW for 1 to 3 hours, or until flavors are blended.
  4. Serve shredded pork on toasted buns and pass the remaining barbecue sauce.

Serves 8 to 10.

What is Pork Butt?

Pork butt — also known as Boston butt — actually comes from the upper part of the shoulder of the pig. The whole shoulder consists of the butt and the picnic, which is the lower part.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 557
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 172 mg
Sodium 648 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 48 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)