Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Roast


Learn how you can use a pork roast for pulled pork with this mouthwatering pork roast recipe perfect for a game night get-together. Simply return the shredded meat to the slow cooker to keep warm, and serve with soft rolls and tangy coleslaw so your hungry crew can help themselves.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs


  • 1 (3 1/2) pound pork butt roast

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons pepper

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons coriander

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups Heinz Tomato Ketchup

  • 1 cup Heinz® Apple Cider Vinegar

  • ½ cup fancy molasses

  • cup Heinz® Mustard

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • Soft rolls


  1. Remove all string from roast and trim away excess fat.

  2. Place chili powder in a bowl; blend in oil, pepper, cumin, coriander, paprika, allspice, salt, and garlic to make a paste. Rub all over pork, working spice mixture into meat well. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

  3. Transfer roast to a slow cooker. Blend ketchup, vinegar, molasses, and mustard. Pour mixture over roast.

  4. Cook on Low until very tender, 8 to 10 hours.

  5. Transfer roast to a large bowl; discard any visible fat. Use two forks to separate meat into long strands. Return shredded meat to the slow cooker; stir to combine with remaining cooking juices.

  6. Remove 1 1/2 cups cooking juices and strain into a saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbling. Serve meat on soft rolls; drizzle with thickened sauce to taste.



Twist 1: For make-ahead convenience, prepare the pork a day before serving. Chill the pulled meat and sauce separately. Before serving, skim off any fat that accumulates on the surface of the sauce. Heat the meat in the oven at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) or a clean slow cooker on the highest setting until warm.

Twist 2: For a leftover solution, brush the thickened sauce mixture over chicken, ribs, or pork chops while grilling for a delicious glaze.

Twist 3: For a traditional southern-style pulled pork experience, serve the sandwiches topped with tangy coleslaw.

Twist 4: For a smoky southwest variation, add 2 chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the cooking liquid. Serve the pulled meat in soft flour tortillas with guacamole or sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
23g Fat
49g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 934mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 685mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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