This Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe is so easy & flavorful – and requires just FOUR ingredients! It slowly cooks in the crockpot until it’s fall apart tender.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork is one of my favorite meals. I grew up in Memphis, where BBQ is a really big deal, and easily found at many local restaurants and even concession stands. My family owned a small restaurant that served Pit BBQ, so it’s a meal that I’m used to enjoying on a regular basis.
When I first got married, Nick was in the Navy and we were stationed in Jacksonville, FL. The first time I ordered BBQ it was sliced and not at all like the BBQ I grew up eating.
I quickly learned to make Pulled Pork in my crockpot so I could enjoy the taste and style I loved to enjoy.
What is the best cut of meat for pulled pork?
I always use a pork shoulder or a Boston Pork Butt. You can get this with or without the bone in. It’s a pretty inexpensive cut of meat, currently $1.28 per pound at my local Sam’s Club. Typically after cooking in the slow cooker or smoking with our pellet smoker, the meat falls right off the bone, so it’s not an issue to remove it. Most of the marbled fat cooks away, leaving behind a very moist and tender pulled pork.
What to do with leftover pulled pork:
Depending on the number of people you are serving, and how big their appetites are, you may have some pulled pork leftover.
- Freeze it! It freezer perfectly for up to 3-4 months in a heavy duty freezer bag or freezer container. – I freeze in individual portion sizes. This allows the kids to grab some and enjoy a quick sandwich after school.
- Make BBQ pizza. You can use BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce, top with some pulled pork & cheese, bake, and enjoy.
- Make tacos – Pulled Pork tacos are amazing!
- Make BBQ Nachos – I’m from Memphis, these are a staple at concession stands.
What to serve with slow cooker pulled pork:
We usually eat Pulled Pork with some buns (Sometimes toasted, sometimes not), pickles and chips, etc. I previously shared one of my other Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipes, and our Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe from smoking on our pellet smoker coming soon. As I mention there, we like to enjoy our pulled pork sandwiches with bacon cheddar ranch potato salad, Often we have a side of Instant Pot baked beans or Loaded Cream Cheese Corn as well, and usually top it with Copycat Cracker Barrel coleslaw. Crock Pot Pulled Pork is an easy crockpot meal that the whole family LOVES!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 35g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing Crock Pot Pulled Pork:
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