CrockPot Pulled Pork

So this was my first ever attempt at pulled pork and ever slow cooking anything.  Who needs a smoker when you have a crock pot?  This was absolutely amazing and I have eaten a lot of pulled pork, this with my Beasty BBQ Sauce and its delicious.  I almost ate 2 lbs of this pork by myself.  Hope you enjoy.

 CrockPot Pulled Pork

5.0 from 28 reviews
CrockPot Pulled Pork
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Serves: 8
  • 4 lb bone in pork shoulder
  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 full batch of Beasty BBQ Sauce
  1. Mix all of the above ingredients except the pork shoulder and the BBQ sauce in a small mixing bowl, mix it all well making your spice rub
  2. Massage the spice rub all over the meat in every crevice you can find
  3. Wrap tightly in a double wrap of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, I did mine overnight. You can refrigerate this for up to 3 days
  4. Unwrap the roast and place it in your crock pot, add 1/4 cup of water and turn your crock pot on low and cook for 8-10 hours until the meat is fork-tender
  5. Transfer your roast to a cutting board and discard all the liquid in your crock pot
  6. Pull the meat apart by tearing the meat into thin shreds with two forks or your fingers
  7. Place all the shredded meat back in the crock pot and toss with Beasty BBQ Sauce and heat on low for 60 minutes until hot.
  8. Serve and enjoy

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  1. LOVE this! Made it for the first time and will again for sure probably every other week! I have a ton of sauce leftover. I’d like to now do this dish which pulled chicken and use the sauce on it–is that possible? How can I use chicken instead?

  2. hi! If I half the recipe since it’s just me, my husband and little one, would I half all the spices too or does it become too bland then? Prob a stupid question but just making sure :)

  3. I rarely post feedback but for this recipe I just had to.
    Hands down the best, not just pork but entire meal I have ever cooked!
    The flavours are out of this world!
    This will be getting cooked again for sure.
    I made the BBQ sauce to go with it and it goes together very well. I did however need to stop myself eating it all before I added the sauce!

  4. I had never cooked pork of any kind before and decided to start with this recipe last night. WOW! Fantastic! Melt in your mouth wonderful! My dad, who is a self-described connoisseur of BBQ and takes an annual BBQ road trip to hot spots in TN, MS and AL, pronounced it as good as any he’s EVER tasted anywhere! Will be making this often! Thanks! Oh, an I had an 8.8lb shoulder and let it cook for 13 hours. It was falling off the bone IN the crockpot!

  5. I made the crock pot pulled pork and the beasty BBQ sauce. It was sooooo good. Forget ever buying jarred BBQ sauce ever again! I used the whole 20 oz of pineapple since I like the sauce a little bit sweeter. It was a bit smokey, had a nice kick, and went beautifully with the pulled pork.

  6. I have a 2.6kg pork leg roast, will that work as well? Dead keen to try your recipe out :-) Given the size of the roast do I need to up the amount for the rub? It also has the lovely fat on it,should I cut that off and make crackling as a side? Have you got a good crackling recipe?

  7. Made today for the first time. Incredibly tasty and easy. A nice balance of flavors — not too spicy, not too sweet (FYI – I didn’t have sweet paprika for the sauce, so I used smoked paprika). Fantastic recipes. The tastiest pulled pork I’ve ever had.

  8. We make this every other week or so…and everyone we’ve ever fed it to has asked for the recipe. I’m another that doesn’t care for the sauce at all…but yeah…the flavor is so good it doesn’t need it! We use it for tacos, taco salads, nachos, quesadillas, sandwiches, etc…SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing!

  9. WOW! Made this today and it was delish. We served it with cole slaw and sweet potato as recommended and it was a hit. Thanks for the great recipes.

  10. Love! I left out the BBQ sauce, because my husband prefers a vinegar style BBQ – it was perfect! My 4 year old had a giant bowl for dinner and woke up asking for more. My 6 year old thought it was a little spicy, but easy to change for the next time…which there will be many! Thank you so much, looking forward to trying your other recipes.

  11. George, We aren’t 100% paleo but we are organic/non-gmo and today I just had to write and thank you for sharing your recipes. We have made several of them now and tonight we had this pulled pork – OMG it was the BEST in the world – we could not stop eating it!! Perfect flavor and melt in the mouth tenderness. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! I had 5 jars of Beasty BBQ Sauce in the freezer and even gave some to friends for Christmas. The rave reviews are in – you are Number 1. Thanks again for helping us eat GOOD and healthy – YUM!!!

  12. Has anyone doubled the recipe? If so, is the cooking time the same or longer? I could only find a pork shoulder at 8lbs in my grocery store so I went for it.

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