Southern pulled pork BBQ that is so easy to make! I have shared this BBQ with family, friends, and co-workers, and they have told me that this is amongst the best BBQ they have ever eaten. I use a North Carolina style vinegar-based sauce when I make this, but this is the fun part of this recipe, because you can use any sauce you like and it turns out good. Your pulled pork makes good BBQ plates, or it is good on sandwiches also.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 hrs 30 mins
total:
10 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork roast in a slow cooker. Pour vinegar over pork, coating all sides; season with salt and pepper.

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  • Cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours. Transfer pork to a platter. Drain and discard juices from the slow cooker. Chop pork and return to the slow cooker. Add barbeque sauce and continue to cook for 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you want a more smoky flavor, add a few drops of liquid smoke.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 17.3g; carbohydrates 11.5g; fat 16g; cholesterol 67.1mg; sodium 401.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Haiku: "Added liquid smoke, (like the cook's notes suggested) Little dry rub too." Rather than just sprinkling the S&P on top of the vinegar-bathing pork, I liberally rubbed my (nearly 6-lb) pork w/ salt and pepper that I'd mixed w/ a little garlic powder and onion powder. Mine fell apart when I poked it w/ a fork at 8.5 hrs, so I put it back in the slow-cooker on the "warm" setting w/ Yuengling BBQ sauce for another 1.5 hrs b4 serving w/ salad for dinner. We were really surprised at how good this was, based on the simple ingredients and even simpler prep, but I can imagine that the brand and type of BBQ sauce could greatly influence this recipe's success. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2016
I'm glad the butt I bought for this was only.88/lb. I followed the directions. The results had a vinegar taste. Had to bury the taste with BBQ sauce. I recommend smoking a butt in the traditional way even though it's more work. This is the first recipe in Allrecipes that I've been unhappy with. Read More
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109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Haiku: "Added liquid smoke, (like the cook's notes suggested) Little dry rub too." Rather than just sprinkling the S&P on top of the vinegar-bathing pork, I liberally rubbed my (nearly 6-lb) pork w/ salt and pepper that I'd mixed w/ a little garlic powder and onion powder. Mine fell apart when I poked it w/ a fork at 8.5 hrs, so I put it back in the slow-cooker on the "warm" setting w/ Yuengling BBQ sauce for another 1.5 hrs b4 serving w/ salad for dinner. We were really surprised at how good this was, based on the simple ingredients and even simpler prep, but I can imagine that the brand and type of BBQ sauce could greatly influence this recipe's success. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2015
So good my husband didn't even want the bbq sauce. We opted to not add the bbq sauce and let each individual put their own desired type and amount on after the cooking was finished. Also, ours was done in about 8.5 hours but that could just be different slow cooker temperature deviations. This is simply delicious. Will be making again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2015
A good blend of flavors. I liked how the vinegar cut some of the sweetness of the BBQ sauce. A couple of drops of liquid smoke added a nice smokey flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2016
I've been doing this kind of bbq for a while and when the pork is done I throw in about 4 chicken breasts and slow cook in the same juice. After all is cooked it freezes well also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2016
I thought this was excellent. Tender as butter and I followed the recipe. I had a bone-in 4.5 pound pork butt (what I could get) and put it in at 5:30 AM. I always do the first two hours on High then turn the roast and switch to Low. I did switch it to Low but didn't turn it. I used a bit more than 1 cup of cider vinegar as my roast was larger than called for and probably didn't put as much salt and white pepper (I can't have black pepper) on it as some. I cooked it until 1:30 then took the meat out of the juice-which I have saved for cabbage soup btw and the meat was excellent then but I wanted to try it with a new Heinz BBQ sauce-Carolina style with cane sugar and no HFCS. Heinz has several new BBQ sauce styles out without HFCS and I was tempted by several but I thought the vinegar-based Carolina would work best. (No I don't work for Heinz.) 8) I put it on mixed it up and kept it on Low for another 45 min. I didn't make a sandwich but used a tortilla and made a shredded pork burrito. It was excellent and I liked the Carolina-style sauce a lot. I just didn't feel like going to several stores for the ingredients for my own BBQ sauce-or cleaning the stove. I am going to freeze some of the meat for future use. This is a keeper and definitely worth the five stars despite being ridiculously easy-don't mess with it. Thank you DaveBish for posting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2016
My wife & I make a similar recipe alot using different flavors of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce in the slow cooker the whole time. Try variations of apple cider vinegar or apple cider depending if you like tart or sweeter. We also add a can of apple pie filling which adds a wonderful taste. Use a hand blender to puree the apple chunks with pork removed if they don't cook down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
It was so easy and delicious! Took exactly 8 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
I have made this and other variations of Pulled Pork in the crockpot many times over the years. This is not Barbeque. It is not smoked with coals. It is good though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2016
This was amazing. I cooked it for 8 hours on low and it was perfect. It fell apart beautifully. I did use 1/2 cup of apple cider as a partial substitute for the cider vinegar and used only 1/4 cup of the cider vinegar. I seasoned lightly with chili powder and smoky black pepper which gave it a slight hint of smoky heat. Overall great success. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2016
I'm glad the butt I bought for this was only.88/lb. I followed the directions. The results had a vinegar taste. Had to bury the taste with BBQ sauce. I recommend smoking a butt in the traditional way even though it's more work. This is the first recipe in Allrecipes that I've been unhappy with. Read More
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