Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


This pulled pork recipe is a cinch to make when you whip it up in the crockpot. Add some BBQ sauce and your dinner is done!


  • 1 pork butt roast (mine was 2.5 pounds) (here is where we buy our pork from)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups store-bought or Homemade BBQ sauce, plus more on the side


Make It Now:

  1. Put pork and beef broth into a 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, until the pork shreds easily.
  3. Drain the excess liquid out of the slow cooker. Using two forks, shred the meat.
  4. Gently stir in the BBQ sauce. Serve warm on buns or by itself with extra sauce on the side.

Freeze For Later:

Method 1 (Uncooked): Simply place the uncooked pork and broth into a freezer bag and seal. Place the BBQ sauce in a separate freezer bag and freeze together.

Method 2 (Fully Cooked): Fully cook the pork. Drain the liquid off, shred, and stir in the BBQ sauce. Once the meal is cool, place in an air-tight freezer bag or container. Freeze in smaller portions, if desired, or as one big freezer meal.

Prepare From Frozen:

Method 1 (Uncooked): Thaw the pork using one of these thawing methods.. Then, follow cooking instructions below.

Method 2 (Fully Cooked): Thaw the pork using one of these thawing methods. Warm up using low heat on the stovetop, in the slow cooker, or in the microwave in short increments.