Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe

I’m here today with an important public service announcement: you should buy a crock pot! If you already own one than dust it off and put it to work!

Why am I suddenly ‘tooting’ the horn of crock pots everywhere? Because I’m convinced the crock pot is a miracle worker. Once a non-believer, I had the false impression they were old-fashioned relics not worthy of a spot in my kitchen. I was wrong. Since seeing firsthand the magic they weld, I’m a believer who will never be without one again.

I love that I can make dinner before lunchtime and the smells that fill the house all day long as it slowly simmers away. I love the feeling of having dinner all taken care of so early in the day. I love how it takes a giant piece of tough meat (or a cheap cut) and turns it into something so tender you don’t even need a knife to cut it. I love that I don’t have to constantly tend to it. I love that I can make large amounts and easily feed a crowd or have lots of leftovers to use for lunches and reinvent for more meals. I love using it during the summer when it’s too hot to slave over a stove or turn on the oven.

This barbecue pulled pork makes the best sandwiches! The tangy, brown sugar barbecue sauce renders an incredibly sweet and succulent pork. When served on homemade rolls with a spot of coleslaw or a few pickles these will go far in spicing up any boring meal! The pulled pork can also be used to make the most delicious tacos, burritos, nachos or chili.

Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow cooker pork in a tangy barbecue sauce.


3 teaspoons sweet paprika (use half smoked if desired)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 + 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 + 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup cider or white wine vinegar
6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 + 1/2 cups sliced onions
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of visible fat


  1. In a large crock pot whisk everything except the onion, garlic and pork together until well combined. Stir in onion and garlic add the pork roast (you can cut the pork roast in half first for a shorter cooking time).
  2. Cook on high 4-6 hours or until you can shred the pork easily with two forks. Remove to a dish for easier shredding. Mix well to coat thoroughly with sauce. Serve on rolls with coleslaw or pickles, or use as a filling for tacos, burritos or in chili.


Adapted from Emeril Lagasse

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  1. Pegasuslegend says

    I know nothing better than pulled pork done in the crockpot. I lined up 11 crockpots with pork loins in them for my whole store and fed 110 people at work, Nothing to it, of course I cheated with the sauce and used bottled, I will have to try this out since it looks fabulous! Emeril seems to be foolproof with his southern flair for sure and you aced this one!

  2. Tammy says

    Hi Reeni, that is funny we both posted crockpot meats,but yours is pulled bbq pork and mine is mexican shredded roast for the post the day before for my enchiladas! I love pulled bbq pork, it is awesome, and the longer it sits the better! It smells so good while it cooks! Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe!

  3. Elisabeth says

    It'a been ages since I've made pulled bbq pulled pork in a crock pot. I will have to pull out my crock pot and make this amazing and "fingerlickin'" seriously great and yummy recipe, by Emeril.Reeni, you've made Emeril proud, and he should know about this!!!

  4. Kerstin says

    Sold! I totally need a crock pot – my mouth is watering looking at your pulled pork – yum!!

  5. ♥Sugar&hearts says

    Omg after drooling over this deliciousness i sure wanna a crock pot even more now.Oh i love ur thoughts and the way u say it , take a giant piece of meat and there u have a tender filling , absolutely delicious for the filling.And ur recipe looks and sounds super delish!Wanna grab one of those pretty cookies too.

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