Trisha Yearwood Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe With BBQ Sauce!

Trisha Yearwood Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe With BBQ Sauce!

Trisha Yearwood Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe With BBQ Sauce!

Slow cookers are the perfect way to prepare pulled pork. It is one of the easiest meals you can make in advance and is an excellent choice for making ahead of time. Whether you serve it alone or add a little bit of your favorite barbecue sauce to it, it will be delicious.

A pork butt or Boston butt is a type of meat that comes from pigs. This type of cut of meat is relatively tough and therefore does well when it is cooked for a prolonged period of time. Also, because the pork is well marbled with fat, it prevents the meat from drying out while it is cooking, which prevents the pork from going dry. The fat melts as the pork cooks, and as a result, it sort of self-bastes as it cooks.

Trisha Yearwood Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe With BBQ Sauce!

Here is the list of ingredients for Trisha’s slow-cooker pulled pork recipe. After that, we have also included some bonus tips for making pulled pork in a slow cooker.


BBQ Sauce:

1 cup finely chopped onion

2 cups cider vinegar

6 ounces tomato juice

1/2 tablespoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne

Dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco

1 teaspoon sugar


2 medium sweet onions, such as Vidalia, quartered

2 teaspoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoons salt

Pinch black pepper

One 4- to 6-pound Boston butt pork roast, bone-in

Buns, for serving

Please refer to the video above for instructions in assembling the ingredients into your slow cooker.

Our tips for making perfect slow cooker pulled pork

There are a number of ways to make pulled pork in a slow cooker or crockpot, but here are a few tips for you so that you can make it the best that it can possibly be.

Season the meat

It is extremely important to season the pork, especially if you are using a slow cooker to cook the meat. In the beginning, you won’t want to lift the lid of the pot once you have hit start, so it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about flavors and seasonings before you get started.

Our go-to method is to use a lot of salt and pepper in the beginning; we usually rub the pork with salt and pepper to make sure that it gets into all the nooks and crannies of the meat. Before we put it in the slow cooker, we season it for between 15 and 20 minutes.

Slowly cook the pork on a low heat for a long period of time

Having seasoned the meat, mix it together with a mixture of cooked onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices after seasoning it to your liking.

Once that mixture is poured over the pork, it is ready to begin cooking.

Skim the fat off cooking liquid and save it for later use

Upon the completion of the cooking process, you will get juicy and tender pulled pork, and a rich and flavorful broth as well. There are no words to describe the beauty of it. It’s important to remove the liquid in the slow cooker from the pork shoulder and to skim as much fat as possible – remember, the fat in the pork shoulder is well marbled, so it’s going to all melt into the liquid during cooking. To keep the meat moist and flavorful, discard the excess fat (which will rise to the top), and stir back the liquid into the pork to keep it extra moist and flavorful when it is served.

In addition, the pork can be refrigerated in its cooking liquid if you wish to do so. Usually, the fat will solidify by the time it is cold, so it will be easy to scrape off with a spoon once it is cold.

You’ll want to shred the pork and mix it with the skimmed cooking liquid

As soon as you have skimmed the cooking liquid, place it back into the slow cooker. It is then a simple matter of shredding the pork, which I do simply with two forks. Due to the fact that the pork is so tender, it literally falls apart when you touch it.

After shredding the pork, place it back into the slow cooker with the skimmed cooking liquid, then serve it up!

Pulled Pork Side Dish Serving Suggestions

Some side dishes that go great with pulled pork sandwiches include the following:

  • Cole slaw
  • Herb potato salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Baked macaroni and cheese
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