This Crock Pot Pulled Pork takes just a few minutes to prep but has lots of flavor. A great weeknight meal your family will love!
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Joe has been driving me a little crazy lately, which is nothing new, with a craving for pulled pork. I’ve never been a huge fan (please don’t tell anyone I know in Texas, I’m pretty sure they would kick me out for that!) I’ve been keeping an eye on Pinterest looking for just the right recipe. I wanted something flexible enough that I could use it for a bunch of different meals because I knew we were going to have a ton of leftovers. This Guinness Pulled Pork from Gimme Some Oven looked perfect so I decided to give it a try. I was a little hesitant because my crock pots (I have 4 of the buggers) and I don’t always get along but with my sanity on the line, it was worth a shot. Y’all I am so glad I did, I loved the flavor and this will definitely be my go to pulled pork from now on.
The thing I love the most about crock pot recipes is easy prep and this one didn’t disappoint, it took about 5 minutes to throw together. Joe and I spent the morning running errands so I didn’t get this started until late in the day. I meant to stop somewhere while we were out and pick up some Guinness but I completely forgot about it so I substituted it for Shiner Boch.
I sliced up an onion and wandered off to mix the rub for the pork. I got carried away and rubbed down the roast and forgot to put the onions in first. Oops…I went ahead and threw the onions over the top then dumped a beer (minus a few sips) over the top.
The few sips of Shiner weren’t quite enough so I made a toast to my crock pot with one of my own hoping that being nice to it would keep it from destroying dinner.
Over the years, I have figured out that my crock pots (every single one!) tend to cook faster than they should so I have to keep an eye on them. The pork was finished in about 2 1/2 hours. I shredded it and left it alone on warm until we were ready to eat.
That night we went with a basic pulled pork sandwich. I didn’t have any BBQ Sauce in the house (I know, I know…my right to live in Texas is going to be revoked) but I found one that looked perfect on the same blog as the pulled pork, how handy is that? This BBQ Sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. The best part was that it was really easy to throw together and went perfectly with the pork.
I dumped everything in the pan, went after it with a whisk and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Perfect!
This is my ideal BBQ Sauce, a hint of sweet but nice and zesty. Joe prefers a sweeter sauce so he didn’t love it as much as I did but he got his pulled pork, right?
There was a lot more flavor in this than I expected. It was more on the savory side, which I was happy about. I had plans for the leftovers, which went up in smoke when Joe pulled it out of the fridge to get to something else and left it on the counter for a few hours. It almost made me cry…then I realized that I had a perfect excuse to make it again!
Y’all this is a great pulled pork recipe and so easy! You’ll love it…and I can’t wait to hear what you’ll do with the leftovers.
- 1 Pork Butt or Shoulder
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1 Bottle Shiner Boch, or your favorite full bodied beer
- 1 15 Oz Can Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste
- 1/4 Cup Molasses
- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Layer sliced onion on the bottom of the crock pot.
- Combine spices and rub over the outside of the pork.
- Place the roast on the sliced onion and pour beer over the top.
- Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours*
- Shred the pork with two forks, serve and enjoy!
- Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan, whisk and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and continue to simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- Serve warm or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
*Time may vary depending on your crock pot
Recipes adapted with permission from Gimme Some Oven