Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is incredibly easy to make and you can do SO many things with pulled pork. The classic cut for pulled pork is a pork shoulder, which you may also see named at the store as pork butt or Boston butt. For a leaner pulled pork, you can get away with using the top loin boneless roast, but it won’t be as moist as your typical pulled pork.
To make the sliders: Simply pile the pulled pork onto your choice of slider buns and add your desired toppings.
How to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork:
Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Next, place the pork shoulder into the crockpot and cover with you choice of BBQ sauces. Cook the pork for 8 hours on low, until the interior reads 190F. There will be liquid in the crockpot that the pork gave off while cooking. Remove the pork to a board and let it rest for 20 minutes. Then shred it with a fork. The pork should yield quite easily to the fork, and fall apart nicely.
- 4 pound boneless pork shoulder
- BBQ sauce of choice
Memphis BBQ Wet Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion , minced
- 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup apple cider or red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Spice Island old hickory smoked salt
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat to almost a boil, stirring well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before using. Note: This bbq sauce also goes great with ham and steaks.
Piedmont BBQ Sauce
- 1 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer over a low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely before using. Note: This is a classic Carolina style barbecue sauce served used with smoked pork suck as pulled pork sandwiches.