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 and enjoy.


The spices in this dish are simple but give it that barbecue taste. Although you’ll notice there is not actual barbecue sauce in this recipe.

It’s not spicy but you could kick it up a notch by adding hot sauce or a few jalapeños to the mix. I like to leave the recipe as is and let everyone top it with their favorite sauce although it really doesn’t need anything extra. Try horseradish sauce, hot sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce.

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 for a day before warming it up in the microwave.

Our family loves this dish and it’s great for those times when you need to make a large meal to feed a lot of people. Make this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork for your next potluck or family picnic.

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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 (do not lift the lid even though it may be tempting!)
5. After 8 hours the meat should pull apart easily with a fork. If not cook a bit longer. If you need to add more water do so.
6. Serve immediately. You can also freeze a portion. Read more about freezing above.

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