BBQ Pulled Pork is cooked in the slow cooker, with only 7 ingredients, for an easy recipe with almost no prep work that is perfect for pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, salads, and more!
I found a love for bbq pulled pork back when I worked at Legend’s Grille, a sports grill on BYU campus where I went to college. This bbq pulled pork is cooked in the slow cooker, where at Legend’s we smoked the meat, but it still has perfect fall apart, tender, flavorful pork, and it even has some of that smokey flavor thanks to this delicious mesquite seasoning you add in to the mix.
You only need a few ingredients, seven in fact, which includes water. Rootbeer gives the pork a sweet taste, and the sweet mesquite seasoning (which I’ve used Kirkland signature brand, but McCormick and other brands have some too!) gives it a bit of a smokey taste. Coat it in your favorite barbecue sauce, and you’re pork is so juicy and gooooood.
The pork is cooked almost all day long in your crock pot, 8 hours for best results, as it soaks in the delicious sweet smokey flavors. Then you’ll drain out the juices and shred it up. Add some bbq sauce and use it in any of your favorite recipes, on top of some yummy rolls, on a tasty salad, over some crunchy nachos and cheese, you name it. Its an easy meal, and it’s delicious.
BBQ Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker
- 2-3 lbs boneless pork roast (pork shoulder, pork tenderloin, pork butt, etc)
- 2 cups water
- 12 oz rootbeer (1 can)
- 1 TBS pork or beef bouillon
- 1 TBS minced garlic
- 1/4 cup sweet mesquite seasoning
- 1-2 cups barbecue sauce
- Combine water, root beer, beef bouillon, minced garlic and sweet mesquite seasoning in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
- Put pork in your crock pot and pour liquid mixture over the top.
- Cook in your crock pot on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
- Drain the liquid from your crock pot. Remove excess fat from the sides of pork roast.
- Shred pork using 2 forks.
- Add desired amount of bbq sauce to the pork and stir.
- Serve bbq pork on sandwiches, salad, nachos, etc.
- Leftover pork can be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container for 4-5 days.
Recipe first published on June 18, 2013. Photos and text updated on May 14, 2018.