Texas BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Texas BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Hello, my name is Julie, I have a confession, I am a pulled pork addict.

It has been two days since my last binge.

I think about pork all the time, its not just pulled pork I crave. I have fantasies about suckling pig or charcoal BBQ pork in a tasty rub.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Rolls

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Rolls

I love crackle, slow cooked pork belly, BBQ pork ribs, Char Sui Pork, pork buns, pork dumplings.

Char Sui Pork

Char Sui Pork


I find myself making excuses to walk past the butcher, just to look at the meat. I’m weak!

The cooler weather is all the excuse I need.  My cravings for the sweet, tender, fatty meat intensify. Pork is my ultimate comfort food.

Juicy Pulled Pork Delish!

Juicy Pulled Pork Delish!

So today I am sharing my addiction for this delicious meat with readers. Be warned once you try this dish you will never be the same again.  My slow cooker pulled pork recipe has all the rich, barbecue flavours and produces meat that just melts in your mouth.

BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork

Another benefit of cooking the dish in a slow cooker is the amazing aroma. Slow cookers are perfect for adding a homely aroma and warm atmosphere to the winter home. You can get the same result in an oven by baking the meat at 125 degrees in a baking tray covered in alfoil.

  • Texas BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 9 hours

    Total Time: 9 hours, 5 minutes

    Yield: 10 serves


    • 2kg Boston Butt or Pork Shoulder
    • 1 onion (finely diced)
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
    • 1 Tbsp Smokey Paprika
    • 1 cup coke
    • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Worstershire sauce


    1. Combine all the sauce ingredients and place in the slow cooker.
    2. Add the pork to the slow cooker, spoon the sauce over the pork to marinade.
    3. Cook with the lid on for 8-10 hours on low.
    4. Remove the pork from the cooker, using two forks shred the meat.
    5. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and boil on high until sufficiently thickened.
    6. Add the pulled pork to the sauce and gently combine.
    7. Serve

So be warned, this is a “gateway recipe”. Once you’ve tried the dish you may find yourself craving the little piggy as much as I do!

BBQ Pulled Pork Rolls

BBQ Pulled Pork Rolls

We have been using the pulled pork in everything from soft taco’s to burgers. My butcher now knows me by name! Oh, I have a little tip, when you are buying your meat in Australia you will find we don’t have the Boston Butt cut. My friendly butcher debones the shoulder to produce the equivalent cut of meat. He even takes the pigs rind off so I can make crackle! YUM, gotta love that man!

BBQ Pulled Pork- Pin ME! Oink Oink

BBQ Pulled Pork- Pin ME! Oink Oink

In case you live in Coffs Harbour, my “pork dealer” is Big Country Meats on Harbour Drive, they will look after you.

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  1. This looks so awesome. I love winter because it’s the best excuse to dust off my slow cooker. I can’t wait to try this. If I get addicted to pig, I’m holding you personally responsible!

  2. Ahhh pulled pork. Don’t fear Julie…I am also a pork addict. This recipe is the hit that I needed.

  3. There is nothing better than pork bbq. I prefer it slow cooked overnight on a bbq but these days, the slow cooker does the job just fine. I once flew from Knoxville, Tennessee to Austin, Texas with friends just to eat BBQ. πŸ™‚

    • Omg!!! I would do that trip in a flash Maureen!! I’m still getting the hang of cooking the slow cooked BBQ meats American style.

  4. Sounds amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  5. Pulled pork…. mmmmmmmm.

  6. I have never made this dish to date Julie and can’t wait to see your photos! Sounds YUM!

  7. This sounds soooooo good.
    I have loved using my slow cooker over the warmer months, any excuse for not putting the oven on!
    And now winter is here I will still be using it, but more for warming dinner that hug you as you eat them.
    Pulled pork is perfect for all seasons! I love it, can’t wait to try it with coke.
    Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  8. Hello. My name is Alesah and I’m a pork fan, too. And yes, even cracklings and lechon and pulled pork. πŸ˜€ Why didn’t I get to try this when I was in Coffs?! *Sobs*

  9. This is killer recipe Julie, pulled pork looks really yumm. I can’t resist, I am pinning and tweeting now.

  10. Oh yum, love anything served with a pickle and coleslaw too. Just bought a big leg of lamb today, wonder if I could pop that in the Slow Cooker and do an abridged (kosher friendly) version for Mother in Law tomorrow night….might just give it a go. x

  11. YUm, this looks so good! I’m all about a good BBQ place!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  12. Love BBQ! Ribs, brisket, pork shoulder — they’re all wonderful. I’ve been playing with a slow cooker recipe for pulled pork. Fun way to make it, isn’t it? Anyway, really good stuff — thanks.

  13. Hehe..I loved the way you started the post! I love pulled pork and the boys are getting addicted to it as well. I always buy the packaged stuff, never cooked at home. Now I am inspired to invest in a slow cooker. I will definitely keep your recipe in mind!

    • Hi Sugar, you don’t need a slow cooker! Just put the ingredients in a baking tray and cover it completely with foil. Cook for about 6-7 hours at 120 degrees Celsius. Done! Xx

  14. wow my mouth is watering terribly, Julie. I am going to give this a try too.

  15. Loved te way you started this post, so funny I can imagine you with a band in your eyes ! This recipe can make any one addict ! Looks terrific !

  16. It sounds like you have a very good butcher. I have never heard of a Boston Butt. I have a weakness for pulled pork too. It’s fantastic at this time of year. I will make this! xx

    • Good Charlie, I hope you do make the dish. If you follow me on Instagram you would have also seen the amazing pork crackle I got off the cut. YUM!

  17. I too have a little crush of pork. So tasty, we even had a whole pig for a wedding thats how much we love pig. I love this recipe it looks too easy. oh, and I am moving closer towards coffs perhaps our meat will come from the same place.

  18. This sounds great – Coke would be such a sweet tenderiser!

  19. What is it with food bloggers at pork!! lol. I think I am the odd one out that doesnt go weak at the knees for it! I have to say if all the pork I ate looked as good as this I would be past halfway converted!

  20. Love pulled pork and this one is calling my name πŸ™‚ I don’t make it that often but I should!Yours looks delish!!

  21. Ok, this seriously looks delicious! I’ve been dying for a pulled pork sandwich lately and I too put coleslaw on mine (is there any other way?)

    I stopped by from Whimsy Wednesday.

  22. I discovered your blog at Foodie Friends Linky Party. I like to make pulled pork and it’s a great party food. Love your pics!

  23. What could I substitute for coke? Thanks in advance


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