Ever since I learned how to make pulled pork in the crock pot, it has been a regular around our house. It’s SUPER easy, freezes beautifully, and makes a lot of servings. Since we used rolls to turn the last batch into pulled pork sandwiches, it was enough to feed 10+ people! A butcher will tell you to plan for 1/2 pound per person but I find that to be pretty generous. I guess it just depends on the appetites of those you are feeding.
This crock pot pulled pork recipe is hard to screw up. Simply plop the chunk of meat in the crock pot with some water, wait, stir it up with some BBQ sauce and you’re done!
To be more specific, buy a pork butt roast from the store. Mine was about 2.5 pounds.
Add 1 cup of water and cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours.
After it’s cooked, here is what it will look like.
Add about half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.
Now with two forks, start pulling apart and shredding the meat while mixing the BBQ sauce in. It should pull apart very easily.
My favorite way to eat it is as a sandwich. I use our homemade wheat roll recipe.
- 1 pork butt roast (mine was 2.5 pounds)
- ½ bottle BBQ sauce
- 1 cup water
- Put pork and 1 cup water into slow cooker
- Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours
- Add BBQ sauce
- Using two forks, shred the meat while mixing in the BBQ sauce
Cook pork fully and shred. Let cool completely. Freeze in air-tight/freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
To reheat, thaw in refrigerator or on defrost setting in microwave. Gently warm on the stove or in a crock pot on low. Add more BBQ sauce, as needed.