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BBQ Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8


  • 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.