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BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

Is there anything better than a delicious pulled pork sandwich topped with creamy coleslaw? I think not! This sandwich is perfect for your BBQ backyard parties.

You can set and forget your pork in the slow cooker and come back hours later to find the perfect shred of delicious meat begging to be placed on a soft bun topped with slaw and devoured. 

What’s the Best Cut for Pulled Pork?

While a marbled cut of pork like the pork roast makes great pulled pork, pork shoulder and pork butt make the perfect pulled pork. 

The shoulder and butt contain healthy amounts of intramuscular fat; thus, it is the superior cut when it comes to pulled pork. 

Can I Use Pork Loin To Make Pulled Pork?

Of course, you can substitute pork loin for pork shoulder or pork butt. This pulled pork is cooked using a slow cooker.

Therefore, pork loin will transform into an extraordinarily tender and flavorful pork loin ready to be pulled. 

How Long Do I Cook Pulled Pork in a Slow Cooker?

Cooking pulled pork in a slow cooker is easy. With pulled pork, you option to cook it 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.

Additionally, you can program your slow cooker to the warm function and keep the pork warm.

Can I Over Cook Pulled Pork in a Slow Cooker?

While cooking pulled pork in a slow cooker is convenient, it is very easy to overcook pulled pork in a slow cooker.

Whether you cook your pork on low or high, be sure to set a timer and program your slow cooker to warm once the timer goes off if you are not eating the pulled pork immediately. 

Homemade Pulled Pork Burger With Coleslaw And Bbq Sauce

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

A bun filled with juicy, delicious pork and topped with creamy slaw? Yes, please! Get ready to eat the best-pulled pork you've ever eaten!
4.99 from 52 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 790 kcal


  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cookie sheets
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Slow cooker


For the slaw:

  • ½ cup mayo mayonnaise 
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper 
  • 14 oz slaw mix

For the pulled pork

  • ¼ cup BBQ dry rub 
  • 7 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke 
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • cup BBQ sauce

For the sandwiches:

  • 8 buns


  • To make the slaw whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt, black pepper in a large bowl. 
  • Add the slaw mix to the dressing and toss to combine, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.  
  • To make the pulled pork, place the BBQ rub onto a cookie sheet and press the pork shoulder into it. 
  • Massage the pork shoulder with the remaining BBQ rub and place it into the slow cooker insert. 
  • Add the bay leaves, onion, liquid smoke, chicken broth, and water, fasten the lid to the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-6 1/2hours. 
  • Transfer the pulled pork to a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan.
  • Remove the bone from the pulled pork and shred the meat using two forks. 
  • Arrange the sandwich buns on a serving dish top with the pulled pork, slaw, and BBQ sauce. 


Serving: 640gCalories: 790kcalCarbohydrates: 40.71gProtein: 81.42gFat: 31.76gSaturated Fat: 9.195gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.631gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.155gTrans Fat: 0.174gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 1319mgPotassium: 1694mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 17.31gVitamin A: 1007IUVitamin C: 16.2mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 6.97mg
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