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Moist, tender, and full of flavor, this Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork makes a tasty sandwich or delicious entree when made in the slow cooker!
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5 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Barbeque Pulled Pork

This Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork is made with just a few ingredients, almost no prep work, and makes the most delicious meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue pork recipe, pulled pork recipe, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 447kcal



  • pounds Boston butt pork roast (pork shoulder or spare ribs works well, too)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups root beer soda
  • 4-5 cups barbecue sauce (any kind)


  • Line slow cooker with a slow cooker liner or lightly grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Season pork on both sides with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place pork into slow cooker. Pour root beer over pork, ensuring that it covers pork ¾ of the way up sides.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 ½ hours or on high for 3 ½ hours.
  • After pork is cooked, remove from slow cooker and place onto cutting board. Shred pork using two forks. Discard any fat.
  • Drain root beer from slow cooker and place shredded pork back into it. Pour barbecue sauce over pork and mix well. Cover and cook on low for another half hour. Serve on toasty buns, if desired.


  • I found that the boston butt cut of pork works best for this recipe, but pork shoulder or spare ribs will work just as well.
  • I used Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, but any kind will do. Just be sure to pick a kind that you like, as this will make or break the taste of your pork!
  • The brand of root beer doesn't matter, as you will end up draining all of the liquid from the pork when it’s finished cooking.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1734mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg