A wonderfully easy, exceptionally tender pulled pork recipe. The meat literally falls off the bone and the marinade adds an excellent flavor that can complement any BBQ sauce. This recipe is great if you're looking for a make-ahead meal. Pulled pork is great served on fresh baked rolls or pita bread with sharp cheddar cheese and coleslaw. You can serve the pork as is or mix in your favorite BBQ sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
18 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix beer, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt in a bowl until honey is dissolved. Pour a small amount of the beer marinade into a slow cooker; add pork. Pour remaining marinade over pork. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning pork occasionally.

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  • Cook pork on Low in the slow cooker for 8 hours, basting occasionally. Add water if the pork becomes dry. Drop onion around pork and continue to cook until pork is very tender, about 2 hours more.

  • Pull and shred pork with two forks, discarding any pieces of fat. Transfer pork to a serving dish. Skim remaining onion from the slow cooker using a sieve and add to pork.

Cook's Notes:

If frozen, thaw the pork roast in your refrigerator.

For best results the roast should begin marinating the evening before you are planning to serve this dish. Unless you are looking for a lower fat recipe, do not remove the fat from the roast at this point. The fat adds flavor and helps keep the meat moist and tender.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 28.5g 57% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 108.1mg 36% DV; sodium 785.5mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
This recipe is great and because I was looking for a flavor that had some barbeque undertones I took the suggestion of adding barbeque. After I shredded the pork I took the juice that it cooked in placed it in a pot and added one large bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Original. I must say that I made 25lbs of pork for a party and that was why I used the large bottle. You can adjust your recipe by taste. It was just enough to add the barbeque flavor to the delicious cooking juices. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2018
Meh. Too wet waste of a good beer. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
This recipe is great and because I was looking for a flavor that had some barbeque undertones I took the suggestion of adding barbeque. After I shredded the pork I took the juice that it cooked in placed it in a pot and added one large bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Original. I must say that I made 25lbs of pork for a party and that was why I used the large bottle. You can adjust your recipe by taste. It was just enough to add the barbeque flavor to the delicious cooking juices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2014
Loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2014
Long process but well worth the wait. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2014
I didn't have time to marinate overnight and it still turned out super yummy! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2016
Yeah so this was an awesome marinade. I cooked fora bout 13 hours total mainly because I was working the day it slow cooked. I got home added the onion (only 1/2 as a whole seemed over powering) and then added a half bottle of sweet baby rays. When I make them again I'll add a bit more red pepper but everything else was on point. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2017
I actually didn't have time to marinate, so I just mixed up the marinade and threw it in my slow cooker. I also used 3 lbs of boneless pork rib meat. I cooked it on high for about 6 hours, shredded it, removed about 8 oz of juice. I added half a (small)bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Original Barbecue Sauce. It was amazing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
A perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors topped with the smoothness of the BBQ sauce and the kick of the pepper and can be added to rolls crackers or just eaten alone. Well worth the long cook time for relatively little effort. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
Yep this was pretty much amazing. The perfect balance of sweet and savory. We loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2018
Meh. Too wet waste of a good beer. Read More