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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork with coleslaw on hamburger bun on white plate

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork is an easy meal you can make in your crock pot / slow cooker. Just a few simple ingredients and you will have a delicious meal to satisfy the whole gang!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot barbecue pulled pork recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 - 12
Calories 416 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3-4 lbs Pork Shoulder (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1/2-1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ribs Spice Rub (My recipe) or your favorite rub
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups Barbecue Sauce, use your favorite


  • 1-2 Tbsp Chipotles in Adobo, with some of the sauce (for a spicy, smoky flavor)


  1. Add onion, barbecue sauce, and chipotle, if using. Stir.

  2. Rub pork shoulder with the salt and the spice rub.

  3. Place pork shoulder in the slow cooker with the fat side up.

  4. Cook on Low for 9-10 hours, or High for 5-6 hours. If you can, stir the sauce about halfway through and turn the meat over. It will be fine if you don't.

  5. After cooking, scrape off the fat layer and discard. Remove the meat to a large plate and shred it using two forks. 

  6. Skim some of the fat off of the top of the juices in the pot, using a large spoon. Return the meat to the crock and stir to combine with the juices. Add a little more bbq sauce if needed.

  7. Serve on toasted burger buns.

    Top with my Easy Creamy Coleslaw.

Recipe Notes

My spice rub recipe is here: Ribs Spice Rub