Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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This Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork comes out juicy and just like the name it pulls apart easily with a fork when done.

This is one of those put it in the Crock-Pot in the morning, set it, and eight hours later it’s ready for dinner. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or on a bun with a side of french fries.

The spices in this dish are simple but give it that barbecue taste. Although you’ll notice there is no actual barbecue sauce in this recipe.

It’s not spicy but if you want to add heat, feel free to add hot sauce or a few jalapeños to the mix or serve BBQ Pulled Pork with a hot sauce or horseradish sauce on the side.

I went a little crazy and made 7 lbs. of pulled pork but if you decide to use a smaller cut of meat it will not change the ingredients listed below. This is a very forgiving recipe so anywhere between 4 and 7 pounds of pork will work.

Just as a side note, much more than 7 lbs. of meat will not fit into a large Crock-Pot. I had to really work to get 7 lbs of meat plus all the other ingredients in there.

And 7 lbs. will feed a small army so I froze half for another meal. If you want to freeze a portion wait until it’s completely cool and put it in a gallon ziploc or a plastic container and freeze. When thawing, let it completely thaw in the refrigerator a day ahead before warming it up in the microwave.

Our family loves this crockpot meal. Make Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork for your next potluck or family picnic.

Related: Two delicious and easy appetizer ideas… Mild Baked Jalapeño Poppers & 5-Minute Guacamole Dip

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork


Main Dish

Prep Time

25 min.

Cook/bake time

8 hrs.


10 +

Here's What You'll Need

Crock-Pot slow cooker
Large skillet


4 to 7 pounds boneless pork but (I used 7 lbs. of boneless pork shoulder butt here)
2 (10.75 oz.) cans of tomato soup
1 large onion chopped
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of celery salt
2 cups of water


1. Brown meat in a large skillet on all sides in oil or butter. This is an important step to seal the juices into the meat.
2. After browning place the meat in the Crock-Pot and add the chopped onions over top.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork prep in crockpot
3. Mix all of the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the meat.
4. Put the lid on the Crock-Pot and set it to low. Cook for about 8 hours.
5. After 8 hours the meat should pull apart easily with a fork. If not cook a bit longer.
6. Serve immediately. You can also freeze a portion. Read more about freezing above.