Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork


Serve the pulled pork with coleslaw and pickles, or mound it on hamburger buns and top with coleslaw and thinly sliced onion and dill pickles.

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 45 mins
8 to 10 servings


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek or other chile sauce

  • 4 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the onion with the ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, molasses, mustard, and sambal oelek. In a slow cooker, cover the pork with the ketchup mixture. Cook on high until the pork is very tender, about 6 hours. Transfer the pork to a work surface and, using 2 forks, shred the meat.

  2. Pour the sauce into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir the shredded pork into the sauce, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

    Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

Make Ahead

The pulled pork can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

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