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easy pulled pork barbecue

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

We love barbecue and this is a super-easy way to make it. Just be sure to use your favorite sauce.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For easy pulled pork barbecue

  • 1 lg
    pork butt or shoulder roast (4-6 lbs.)
  • 2 tsp
    salt or hickory smoked salt, your choice
  • 1 bottle
    barbecue sauce, your favorite
  • 6 quart or larger slow cooker with removable stoneware bowl or roasting pan and aluminum foil
  • heat-proof bowl for draining juice
  • platter or bowl for pulling pork
  • 2 forks
  • meat lifters, optional but helpful

How To Make easy pulled pork barbecue

  • 1
    Sprinkle all sides of roast with salt.
  • 2
    For slow cooker method: Place roast in slow cooker; cover with it's lid; set on high heat and cook for approximately 6 hours (until meat pulls apart easily.)
  • 3
    For oven method: Place salted roast in ovenproof pan. Cover roasting pan or skillet tightly with aluminum foil, set oven to 250 degrees F, cook for 6 hours or until meat pulls apart easily.)
  • 4
    When meat pulls apart easily, carefully remove to platter; drain juices from bowl or pan.
  • 5
    Using two forks, pull meat apart and discard all fat and bone.
  • 6
    Return meat to slow cooker or roasting pan, add barbecue sauce and mix well.
  • 7
    Cover with lid or foil (depending on which method is used); set slow cooker on high and reheat for 15-20 minutes, or if using oven, reheat in oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
  • 8
    Serve as desired. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.