Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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Serve these hearty sandwiches with baked beans, potato chips and bread-and-butter pickles for a fun, casual meal.

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

480 minutes


16 Servings


3 1⁄2 pounds pork shoulder (boneless, or butt roast)
1 onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (sliced)
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces barbecue sauce
1⁄2 cup apple juice
16 hamburger buns (toasted)
  coleslaw (prepared, for garnish, optional)


Place the pork, onion and garlic in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt. Mix the barbecue sauce and apple juice in a cup and pour over the meat; turn to coat. Tightly close the lid and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove the lid and use two forks to place the meat on a large plate, and remove any bone or gristle. Use the forks to shred the meat. Pour the liquids from the pot into a 2-quart pot and place over high heat on stovetop. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a vigorous simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half. Pour the sauce over the pulled meat, and either refrigerate for serving later or reheat to serve.

Place about ½ cup of the pork on each hamburger bun and top with coleslaw, if desired.


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