I am a huge fan of pulled pork. It’s really one of my favorite foods. Whenever I go get barbecue, it’s always what I order. But, you can make pretty good slow cooker pulled pork at home.
Now, it’s not going to have that delicious smoke ring, or that crusty edge that’s sooo good, but this is great for a Game Day gathering, or any ol’ evening at home.
BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders
This slow cooker pulled pork is great for all kinds of things. It gives a tasty, smoky barbecue flavor, but it’s not totally swimming in sauce. A 4 qt crock pot is about the perfect size for this recipe.
- 2 pound pork shoulder roast
- 1 T. kosher salt
- 1 ½ t. black salt
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup prepared BBQ sauce
- 2 whole cloves garlic, smashed, peels removed, roughly chopped
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 T. shallot, minced
- Slider buns
- Red cabbage, thinly sliced (optional)
- Add the pork shoulder to the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
- Add apple cider vinegar, BBQ sauce, garlic, onion, and shallot. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low.
- The roast should be very tender after 8 hours.
- Carefully remove from slow cooker and place on a serving platter or cutting board reserved for meat.
- Using a fork in each hand, or a set of meat claws, start “pulling” in two directions, working on one small section of pork at a time. The goal is to “shred” the meat into small strands.
- Split slider buns and brush with butter. Toast these quickly in the oven, or under the broiler. Or you can grill them on the stove in a skillet or grill pan.
- Place shredded meat into a serving container or add it directly to the prepared slider buns.
- Top with red cabbage for some crunch and color - or add any of your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.
This crockpot bbq pulled pork is a recipe that’s really forgiving. It can easily be doubled or tripled. If you’re doubling or tripling the recipe, you’ll want to go up to a 6 qt slow cooker.
If you want more sauce on your crock pot pulled pork, you can add more to the sliders, or directly to the meat after you shred your pork. These sliders are sooo good with some broccoli slaw either on the side, or on top.