Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

Super Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches. Tender and juicy pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce and served on a bun!

Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches |

Slow cookers are a great way to cook pulled pork low and slow without keeping the oven on all day. The meat ends up super tender, juicy and loaded with flavor. These Pulled Pork Sandwiches are really easy to make and are pretty much impossible to mess up.

When I say this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is easy to make I mean it. I place the pork roast in the slow cooker overnight and when I wake up I have perfectly cooked tender pulled pork. I like to cook the pulled pork overnight and place in the fridge to reheat for dinner. You will need 11 hours to cook this pulled pork so make sure you give yourself enough time to cook.

The roast gets cooked in a homemade dry rub made of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. There is no liquid added to the slow cooker.

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches |

How to make pulled pork in a slow cooker

To make these Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the pork in the slow cooker and rub with the seasoning. Take out the roast and strain the liquid. Shred the pork and add back to the slow cooker along with you favorite barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional hour and serve! Use homemade barbecue sauce, store bought or try my Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. Serve the shredded pulled pork on your favorite bun and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 hours
Total Time: 11 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 -10
Super Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches. Tender and juicy pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce.


  • 4 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • burger buns for serving


  • Drizzle oil in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and light brown sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Place the roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with the spice blend.
  • Cover and cook the roast on low for 10 hours.
  • Take the meat out of the slow cooker and discard the leftover juice.
  • Shred the meat and add back to the slow cooker. Pour in the barbecue sauce and cook the pork for an additional hour on low.
  • Serve the pulled pork on buns with coleslaw if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 707mg31%
Potassium 1149mg33%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches


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  • These look delicious! Pulled pork is one of my favorites and I always order it when I see it on a menu.

    Have you ever tried cooking the pork in the slow cooker with root beer? It works really well. I need to post that recipe, but I want to try your method too.

  • Marsha

    Do any of you guys sear the meat first? I do with the Roast but should it be done with Pork as well?

  • Hi Marsha!

    You can absolutely sear the pork before adding it to the slow cooker for added flavor!



  • Jennifer

    I couldn’t find a bonless pork shoulder so I have a almost 10 pound porkloin, how long would you say to cook that if this 4 1/2 pounder takes 10/12 hours?

  • Hi Jennifer,

    It is hard to say for sure because I have not made this before with pork loin. I don’t think the pork loin will take as long to cook versus pork shoulder. I would try cooking for 6 hours and check to see if meat is tender. If not keep cooking.



  • Gary

    What to try this but wondering if u can put a frozen pork in slow cooker and for how long do u cook it for and on what low or high? TY

  • Hi Gary!

    It will take a lot longer with a frozen pork shoulder roast. It’s hard to say how long I would maybe do low for 10 hours then check it or high for 5-6 hours.



  • Chrissy

    Can I cook it, rest it, shred it, put in fridge and heat up 6 or 7 hours later? Does it dry out? I was planning to place it back in my slow cooker to gently reheat for dinner that night. I have a lot of people coming over and getting tis done in advance would be great!

  • Hi Chrissy!

    No I think that will be perfect. You can put it back in the slow cooker on low to warm up.

    Thanks & Enjoy!


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