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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

  • Author: Morgan
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 14-16 servings 1x


  • 1 cup bbq sauce, plus more to serve
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 to 5-pound) pork shoulder


  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder


  • Brioche burger buns, toasted
  • Coleslaw


  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, whisk together the bbq sauce, chicken stock, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke. Add in the onions and garlic and stir to combine.
  2. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and rub all around the pork, including inside any folds in the meat. There should not be any remaining spices when finished.
  3. Place the pork in the slow cooker, cover, and cook on low until easily shredded with a fork, about 10 hours. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred.
  4. Ladle over some of the juices from the slow cooker. Top with extra bbq sauce and toss.
  5. Serve on toasted brioche buns with coleslaw, if desired.