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Best BBQ Pulled Pork

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Best BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 10 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 12

A classic go-to meal for cookouts and game day gatherings, this flavorful slow-cooker pulled pork is a guaranteed hit any time you need to feed a crowd. We start by searing the meat on all sides for maximum flavor and juiciness (with minimum effort!) before slow-cooking it to fall-apart perfection. Whether you make a pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw, or prefer yours plain, keep some napkins on hand and enjoy! MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 18, 2019

Ingredients

1
boneless pork shoulder roast (3 1/2 lb)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cups barbecue sauce
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon liquid smoke

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to skillet; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Place roast in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3
    About 40 minutes before serving, remove roast from slow cooker and place on cutting board; discard liquid in slow cooker. In slow cooker, stir together all remaining ingredients. With 2 forks, shred pork roast. Return pork to slow cooker; stir gently to mix with sauce.
  • 4
    Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated. Serve on buns.

Expert Tips

  • In a hurry? We’ve got an Instant Pot™ version just for you (and it has only 5 ingredients!).
  • Did you know traditional recipe cook times can be adjusted for using your slow cooker? Our conversion chart breaks down cooking times between traditional stovetop or oven instructions by low or high slow cooker settings.
  • To cut down on cleanup time, use slow cooker liners (like these ones from Reynolds) to save you from scrubbing.
  • When you put hot ingredients into a cold slow cooker, everything has to heat back up again, which can tack on an extra 15 to 20 minutes of cooking time. You can save those additional minutes by preheating your slower cooker before use.
  • Round out your protein-packed meal with a leafy green salad. Check out our salad recipes for more ideas.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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