This is a pulled pork BBQ that is sure to please everyone's taste. Best to use a slow cooker!



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Barbecue Sauce:


  • Place pork in a slow cooker and season to taste with garlic powder, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add quartered onion, apple, and 3 celery stalks. Pour chicken broth into slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until very tender, about 8 hours. Transfer pork to a large platter and discard juice and vegetables. Shred pork with a fork and return to the slow cooker.

  • Prepare barbecue sauce while pork is cooking. Melt butter in a large saucepan or small Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir 2 cups celery and 1 1/2 cups onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, liquid smoke, and 1 tablespoon garlic powder; mix. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Pour barbecue sauce over shredded pork.

  • Continue cooking pork on Low heat until flavors combine, about 2 hours.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

548 calories; 23.5 g total fat; 131 mg cholesterol; 1514 mg sodium. 44.2 g carbohydrates; 41.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Made this according to directions and it was excellent! Made slaw and had BBQ sliders. Excellent! Instead of throwing the broth away I froze it for future use. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. Family loved it. I used a 2 1/2 lb. Pork loin and didn't have any celery but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Served with buttered buns and seasoned Curly Fries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so yummy! I cooked a 6.5 lb. pork loin roast for 12 hours in the slow cooker exactly as the recipe specifies. It was fall-apart tender. Didn't make bbq sauce although it sounds really good. But I didn't have time for that so I used KC Masterpiece Original. We did a taste test between that and Sweet Baby Rays original and KC won out hands down. I served this to 10 guests and several went back for seconds (and thirds) and I still had a good bit left over. But no one seemed to object to taking a little home for a snack later. Thanks for this recipe! Will no doubt make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best pulled pork but I substituted the homemade bbq sauce with sweet baby rays. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The first thing that did not make sense to me about this recipe is to discard all the juices the pork was cooking in. I was not about to toss all that goodness away so I separated it from the meat pureed it and reduced it before adding it into the sauce. I will continue to search for the ULTIMATE pulled pork recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn't use all of the sauce but it was very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made exactly as recipe is written and it was awesome! My husband said it reminded him of pulled pork his Grandmother used to make. Trying again w/sweet baby rays just to try as quicker option. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I was disappointed. The roast had no BBQ flavor without sauce. I did use a good commercial sauce but in the south the meat is primary. I will not make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
made this for a camping trip and it wowed!! very delicious and easy. Read More