If you are looking for an easy crock pot pulled pork recipe, you’ve come to the right place. With three young kids to manage, I don’t do difficult recipes. If you don’t either, you are sure to love this BBQ pulled pork crock pot recipe that’s a breeze to put together for a crowd. It’s the easiest way to serve a pulled pork sandwich.

Easy crock pot pulled pork recipe

Serve a Crowd with this BBQ Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe

Slow cooker pulled pork is the easiest way to make pulled pork for a crowd. It’s so simple because you set it and forget it. There is no way to overcook it or forget about it and let it burn. The only way to make this simpler is to make it in an Instant Pot (follow this recipe but cook for 90 minutes on manual).

I’ve been making this recipe for years, and even blogged about it for a BBQ taste test party tutorial, but I never put it on my blog as a stand alone recipe. It’s crazy how that happens sometimes! Some of my most simple and most loved recipes and ideas never make it to the blog. I’ve got to make more of an effort to put recipes like this on my blog, especially since I make it so often.

The easiest pulled pork recipe you will ever make. Try making this pulled pork in the crock pot. Slow cooker pulled pork.

Is slow cooker pulled pork any good?

Absolutely! It can’t beat smoked pulled pork, but it’s a great option if you don’t have a smoker.

When I do BBQ, I always do pulled pork. As a southerner, I can’t imagine a BBQ without pulled pork. While I prefer the flavor of pulled pork that has been slow cooked in a smoker, we don’t have the time or energy to start perfecting our smoker recipes. Not to mention the fact that we are too cheap to buy a Big Green Egg or smoker. It’s on our wish list though!

Until then, we are content to make our BBQ pulled pork in the crock pot. What started as an easy way to get dinner on the table when we were both working has turned into a family favorite recipe that we use even when entertaining. It’s so easy that we even make our own simple pulled pork rub for this BBQ pork recipe.

How to make pulled pork in crock pot

Y’all, it’s so simple that I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe. There are only 7 ingredients here! Of course, you can make it more complicated by making your own barbecue sauce, but we like to keep things simple here by serving our crock pot pulled pork with store bought barbecue sauce.

BBQ Pulled pork steps

To get started, make a rub. We make ours with paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Rub it all over a 3 pound pork shoulder and put it in the crock pot. Combine apple cider vinegar and BBQ sauce and pour over the pork. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours. You can cook it on high for 5 hours or until the pork shreds easily.

Perfect for a pulled pork sandwich or slider

BBQ pulled pork in the crock pot is absolutely perfect for a pulled pork sandwich or a slider. Can you ever go wrong with sliders? I think not.

Taste test bbq sauces with sliders

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1/4 pounds

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe


  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3 pounds of pork butt
  • 1/2 C. BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 C. of apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine 1st 4 ingredients to make a rub
  2. Rub pork butt with seasoning
  3. Mix the BBQ sauce with the apple cider vinegar and pour into crock pot
  4. Place pork butt in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours, or until pork is tender enough to shred easily
  5. Take out of crock pot and shred with two forks
  6. Serve the pulled pork with more BBQ sauce if desired
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