Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Let me tell you a secret.

This recipe is just. There is no words. So good.

And so so easy if you have a slow cooker.

pulled pork

Hubby and I love pulled pork. There is something about its sticky, tender, sweet, smokiness that we can’t resist.

So here is our favourite recipe:


1 ¾ cup ketchup

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup red wine vinegar (I love vinegar so i probably put a bit more in maybe 1/2 cup)

3 tablespoons Worcetershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup bourbon

1 capful of liquid smoke (DO NOT PUT ANY MORE)

½ teaspoon salt


4 lbs boneless pork roast


Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, add pork, turning to coat. Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook an addition 7 hours. (Or until meat falls apart super easily, this takes between 5-6 sometimes depending on the size of the meat).


Remove pork from cooker gently. Discard the skin and any visible pieces of fat, then shred the pork with two forks. This is what is should look like when you take it out to shred. (Before adding it back to slow cooker)

TIP: Don’t shred the pork super fine. Just pull it apart gently. If you shred it too much it becomes really stringy and kind of dry. Leaving it in chucks keeps moisture in.


Return shredded pork to slow cooker and cook an additional hour. The extra hour at the end helps the meat soak up all the amazing sauce. You can serve it with homemade coleslaw, which is our favourite way, or you can have it with salads or in a burger bun.

Trust me, when the smell of it fills your house you will find it hard not to pick it straight from the slow cooker.

If you end up making this, post a picture so I can see!

PS: It freezes just fine!

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