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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork


Posted: October 12

Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Juicy, flavorful, and slow-cooked to perfection, Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork has the texture and taste of Sunday barbeques in the heat of the summer! Slathered in savory, sweet, tangy sauce with just a touch of heat, Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork is perfect whether it’s sandwiched in a potato roll or piled on a loaded baked potato. Tender, seasoned, and endlessly enjoyable, this pulled pork will pull at your heartstrings.


Ingredients

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 extra-large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
8 hamburger buns, split, for serving
2 tablespoons butter, plus more as needed

Directions

Step 1

Pour the vegetable oil into the bottom of a slow cooker.

Step 2

Set the pork roast into the slow cooker.

Step 3

Pour in the barbecue sauce, chicken broth, and apple cider vinegar.

Step 4

Mix in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, onion, chili powder, garlic, and thyme.

Step 5

Cover and cook on high until the roast is easily shreddable with a fork, about 5-6 hours.

Step 6

Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred it using two forks.

Step 7

Place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker, and stir the meat into the juices.

Step 8

Slather the inside of both halves of the hamburger buns with butter.

Step 9

In a skillet over medium heat on the stove-top, toast the buns, butter side down, until they are golden brown.

Step 10

Spoon the pork into the toasted buns, then serve.


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