This BBQ Pulled Pork is the perfect meal to throw in your crock pot at the beginning of the day and come home from work to a delicious simple dinner.
This Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe is so simple you’re going to think I’m lying. But I’m not, I swear! It’s pure delicious. Serve with a side of icebox cake for dessert!
Sure, I still love my stand-by pulled pork recipe for something mild and easily incorporated into other dishes, but if you’re looking for sweet barbecue goodness? This is the ticket! A BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe is such an easy way to bring the goodness of a summer barbecue home no matter the time of year.
BBQ Pulled Pork
BBQ Pulled Pork Ingredients
Pork Shoulder – 4- 6 pounds
Seasoned Salt – You could substitute and all-purposed seasoning if preferred.
Barbecue Sauce – A bottle of your favorite store bought, or your favorite homemade version.
Diced or Crushed Pineapples – Undrained!
Optional Garnish – Some suggestions include shaved or pickled red onions (check out my easy pickled onion recipe!), sliced green onions, or chopped cilantro.
BBQ Pulled Pork Directions
First, rub pork shoulder all over with all purpose seasoning and place in slow cooker.
Next, dump can of pineapples (undrained), and bottle of barbecue sauce over pork.
Then, cook on high for six (6) hours or low for ten (10) hours
Next, shred in the pot and mix with the juice.
Finally, strain and serve!
Frequently Asked Questions
You got questions? I’ve got answers!
What Is The Best Cut Of Meat For Pulled Pork
The best cut of meat for pulled pork is a pork shoulder, but these can be hard to find in grocery stores. Grab it if you see one! If not, the next best choice is a Boston butt, which is half the shoulder (the other half is the picnic shoulder).
That being said, the size of your slow cooker may determine the cut and size that you choose!
How Much Pork Do I Buy For Pulled Pork
Buy 1/3 to 1/2 pound of pork per person when preparing to make pulled pork. Remember that a bone in cut will lose up to 40% of its’ weight once cooked and shredded, so a 10 pound roast (for instance) will end up at about 6 pounds of meat. That would be enough for 12 to 18 people.
How Long Can I Keep Pulled Pork In A Slow Cooker
You can cook your pulled pork in a slow cooker for 6 to 10 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 190F. If you choose to leave it in the slow cooker to serve, at a pot luck for instance, make sure that the internal temperature stays in the safe range of 145F or above.
How Long Can I Keep Pulled Pork In The Refrigerator
Pulled pork can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days if stored properly. Keep in an airtight container or plastic bag.
Can I Freeze Pulled Pork
You can freeze Pulled Pork after allowing it to cool. It is important that the meat is frozen within a couple hours of cooking or cooling to prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria.
Place in airtight containers or plastic bags, then label and date. It should keep indefinitely at 0F or below, but will probably maintain the best flavor if eaten within 6 months.
How Do I Reheat Pulled Pork
You can reheat pulled pork in the microwave or the stovetop. If you are thawing, always allow to thaw in the refrigerator to prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria.
Is Pulled Pork Paleo
Pulled pork can be paleo, if you are careful about which barbecue sauce you are using. Look for one with no added sugars.
Is Pulled Pork Keto
Pulled pork could fit into a keto diet with a couple of adjustments. First, you would need to lose the pineapple, due to it’s high sugar content. You could substitute a different acidic ingredients, such as apple cider vinegar (just a small amount), but it will change the taste.
For keto dieters, the barbecue sauce can add significant carbohydrates; choose or make a sauce that is low in sugars.
Is Pulled Pork Gluten Free
Pulled pork is gluten free if the barbecue sauce you choose contains no gluten. A homemade sauce will give you more control of ingredients.
What To Serve With BBQ Pulled Pork
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How To Make BBQ Pulled Pork
BBQ Pulled Pork
- one 4 - 6 pound pork shoulder
- all purpose seasoning or seasoned salt
- one bottle of barbecue sauce
- one 15 ounce can of diced or crushed pineapples undrained
- optional garnish: shaved or pickled red onions check out my easy pickled onion recipe!
- Rub pork shoulder all over with all purpose seasoning and place in slow cooker.
- Dump can of pineapples (undrained) over pork, then pour bottle of barbecue sauce over pork (lift pork a little to let the sauce get underneath).
- Cook on high for six (6) hours or low for ten (10) hours.
- Shred in the pot and mix with the juice.
- Strain, serve (with pickled onions, of course), and ENJOY!