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

Randy
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 (38)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2016
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
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  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
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
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
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
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
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
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
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
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2016
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
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2015
Best pulled pork but I substituted the homemade bbq sauce with sweet baby rays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2016
I didn't use all of the sauce but it was very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2017
Served it to about 40 people and it had rave reviews! I added about 1/3 C HP sauce in place of 1/3 C of ketchup and a few other personal preferences like more fresh garlic and added no celery. With our own farm grown pork it was super tasty! Served it on homemade white dinner buns. Will definitely make it again! One thing to note - I used the Original Crock Pot to cook mine. You should know that the "Low" setting only means it takes longer to heat up to the cooking temperature. Once it reaches cooking temp "Low" is equal to "high" so watch it carefully once you mix the sauce with the shredded pork or the sugars will burn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
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
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2015
made this for a camping trip and it wowed!! very delicious and easy. Read More
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