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Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipe
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
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If you are looking for an easy crockpot recipe for a large family dinner or cookout, this delicious pulled pork recipe is perfect and one of our family's favorites. The all day slow cooking process causes the boneless pork shoulder roast to literally fall apart into moist and tender pieces to create mouth watering sandwiches to serve your family and guests.
The term "pulled" refers to the part of this recipe where you shred the pork roast using two forks. Because the meat is so moist and tender, it really does not take a lot of effort to pull this roast into shreds. For more information on how to make this tasty pork recipe, read further for a list of ingredients, step-by-step directions with pictures, and leftover ideas to create another quick and easy family meal.
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Pulled Pork Ingredients
- 4-5 pound pork shoulder roast, boneless
- 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1 cup cola
- 2 cups barbeque sauce
- 16 sandwich buns
BBQ Seasoning Recipe
For this recipe, I used a BBQ seasoning rub made by KC Masterpiece. If you would like to make a homemade version of this seasoning, mix together the below ingredients. This recipe makes one cup of seasoning and remains good for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container.
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp red pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
5 Quart Crockpot
Perfect size for a 4-5 pound roast.
Pulled Pork Instructions
- Place the thawed pork shoulder roast on a plate. If there is a netting around the roast, leave it on to help keep the meat together while cooking. Rub the BBQ seasoning and thyme onto each side of the roast.
- Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray. Place pork roast inside and sprinkle chopped onions on top. Pour in the cup of cola and cover with the lid. Cook on the low setting for 8 hours.
- After 8 hours, remove the roast and place on a cutting board. Remove the netting from around the pork. Shred the pork into pieces by placing a fork in the roast and pulling the meat apart with another fork. Pour the broth from the crockpot into a bowl and set aside.
- Place the shredded pork back into the crockpot. Pour the barbeque sauce and a 1/2 cup of the broth over the pork and stir well. Place the lid back on and increase the heat to the high setting. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until all the way heated through.
- Use tongs to add pulled pork to sandwich buns. If desired, warm the remaining broth in a saucepan on the stove to serve as a dipping sauce for the sandwiches.
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Pulled Pork Nutrition
|Serving size: 5 ounces|
|Calories from Fat||288|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 32 g||49%|
|Saturated fat 12 g||60%|
|Unsaturated fat 18 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 4 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 32 g||64%|
|Cholesterol 125 mg||42%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Leftover Pulled Pork
Making this recipe for my family of four, we definitely have enough leftovers to serve another dinner later on in the week. You could make another batch of delicious sandwiches or you could try one of the below leftover pulled pork ideas.
- Serve just the meat with a few other side dishes. In the South, we love to serve a plate of BBQ pulled pork with side items such as macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, fried okra, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried green tomatoes, and you can't forget the cornbread!
- Make a batch of baked potatoes for another easy family meal option. Warm up the leftover pulled pork and place on top of your potatoes along with your other favorite toppings.
- Warm tortillas and fill with pulled pork to make delicious wraps for a quick dinner option. Add any other desired fillings and serve with an easy side dish such as chips and dip or french fries.
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Easy Crockpot Recipe
Slow cooking in a crockpot is an easy way to make a delicious family meal especially if you work or will be gone from the house all day. Before you leave, apply the seasoning rub to the pork roast and throw it in the pot with the other ingredients so it can cook the day away. As soon as you walk in the house, you will be hit with the mouth watering aroma coming from your crockpot. Whip up some tasty sides to accompany your pulled pork and soon you will have a crowd pleasing dinner ready to serve your loved ones.
I hope you have found an easy crockpot recipe for your boneless pork shoulder roast. If you have any questions or comments about preparing this recipe, feel free to leave these in the comment section below.