Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Total Time:
8 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
8 hr 10 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • One 3- to 4-pound bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • One 12-ounce can spiced soda, such as Dr. Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke
  • 12 sandwich buns
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker

  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Rub the oil completely over the pork and season with the salt, pepper and cayenne. Brown the pork shoulder in the skillet on all sides; this will take about 10 minutes. Remove from the skillet and allow to cool slightly before rubbing with the mustard, then coating with the brown sugar.

  • Place the pork in a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, then add the soda and liquid smoke. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. When it is done, the pork will feel extremely tender when prodded.

  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker, then shred the meat using 2 forks and pull off the bone. Mix the meat with any remaining cooking liquid from the slow cooker. Serve with sandwich buns and toppings of your choice.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews

    This recipe is featured in:

    The Kitchen