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BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich

Perfect Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker Version)

  • Author: Mike
  • Total Time: 8.5 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 2 lb boston butt pork roast
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (optional)


  1. Remove pork from oven and score fat criss cross diagonally with a knife.  Then poke six holes into the meat and place a single garlic clove deep in each hole.
  2. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.  Rub pork roast with worcestershire sauce to help rub adhere, then rub generously with 3/4 of your rub.  Wrap tightly with saran wrap and place in fridge overnight.
  3. The next morning, preheat oven to 350°.  Uncover pork and place onto roasting rack.  Place rack in center of oven and roast for one hour.  Remove and immediately transfer to a slow cooker.  Add apple juice and close lid.  Set to low for 7 hours.
  4. Remove pork to bowl and shred with fork or bear claw shredder.  Sprinkle with remaining rub and toss to sir.  Add BBQ sauce if desired.
  5. If serving on buns, place buns inside-up on a broiler pan and broil in oven for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.  This will help them from becoming soggy.


If cooking for a large crowd, upgrade from a boston butt to a full pork shoulder.  You can find them at most Costco stores if you are a member.  Just make sure it will fit fully inside your slow cooker!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: BBQ

Keywords: BBQ Pork, Slow Cooker Meals, Pulled Pork

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