CrockPot Pulled Pork
This CrockPot pulled pork packs a punch, I know you’re going to love it! Kicked up with chipotle chili powder and a bold, yet tangy homemade BBQ sauce makes it a favorite slow cooker recipe year round. The best part, if you want more than pulled pork sandwiches, this pork loin recipe makes incredible tacos, pizza, and salads.
CrockPot Pulled Pork
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This blog post first appeared back in 2011 and oh my word, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to update the photos. But here they are. So much better.
Back in 2011, my obsession with pulled pork started. I always enjoyed using whatever barbecue sauce I had in the fridge and adding a few things to it but it wasn’t until my friend shared a recipe she liked from Amanda’s Cooking. It was a delicious recipe.
Ever since then I have used her recipe as a quick sauce base when I’m low on time. Each time I make it, it’s a little different as I add in flavors that I crave at the time). Sometimes I add tomato paste, sometimes molasses, sometimes honey mustard.
This time, I swapped a few ingredients to give me the punch I have been craving. The spicy, bold, yet zesty barbecue that makes me salivate whenever I think about it.
Pulled Pork Sauce Recipe
Everyone has a different preference when it comes to pulled pork. I like a bold bbq sauce with a little bit of a tang to it, because it has a little bit of a cheat and uses my favorite bbq sauce as a base. So with that said, your version of this sauce for pulled pork could be different than mine depending on what you use.
This is the bbq sauce I used, it’s one of my favorites.
What to do with leftover pulled pork
If you have pulled pork recipes here are some ideas:
- Make tacos
- Check out the Pulled Pork Quesadillas recipe
- Pulled Pork Sundae
- Turn it into Pulled pork pizza
- Try some Pulled pork sliders
- or just make more pulled pork sandwiches!
How to Make Pulled Pork
I don’t have a smoker, so I don’t make it the way I always see on an episode of Diner’s, Drive In’s, and Dives.
When I make pulled pork I toss it in the CrockPot. In just a few hours, it’s falling apart.
It’s the easiest way.
TBK’s Pro Tip: Make clean up a breeze by using one of these slow cooker liners.
How many calories in pulled pork?
For 1/6th of this pulled pork recipe, it’s 391 calories. That is without the bun, toppings, or sides. Please keep in mind that this will also vary with the bbq sauce you base the recipe off of, but you can find the macronutrients at the bottom of the recipe card.
By popular demand, I am now offering the container counts for the Ultimate Portion Fix. I’ll be slowly updating all my recipes so you can use my recipes for Beachbody programs like 21 Day Fix, 80 Day Obsession, Liift4, and more.
Full counts: 2 green, 1 purple, 6 red, 6 blue, 3 tsps.
Per serving: 1/3 green, 1/6 purple, 1 red, 1 blue, 1/2 tsp.
This does not include the bun, but if you need more greens or purples, add some roasted veggies to a side and more purples to your snacks.
What to serve with bbq pulled pork sandwiches
Anything summer related is what I personally believe but here are a few easy side dish recipes from the blog:
As for this easy CrockPot pulled pork? I serve it on a pretzel bun, top with slaw, and serve with a pickle.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
For the Pork
- 2-2 1/2 lb pork roast
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
For the BBQ Sauce
- 6 buns pretzel, hamburger, etc
- 1 batch coleslaw see notes for my favorite recipe
- any other toppings you love pickles, onions, etc
- Rub the pork with the chili, sea salt, pepper, and paprika. Place in the slow cooker and cook for 8-10 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
- About three hours into the cooking process, whisk together all the sauce ingredients (except the arrowroot powder).
- Pour the sauce over the pork, put the lid back on and let finish in the slow cooker.
- When done, shred the pork with two forks. It should fall right apart.
- Take the pork out and strain the sauce into a saucepan. Thicken the juices/sauce with an arrowroot slurry over medium-high heat (mix the arrowroot powder with 1 tbsp of water and whisk until thick.