Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork


My recipe for pulled pork is simple: 1 can of beer, a 5- to 6-pound pork butt, seasonings, and a bottle of barbecue sauce. My beer choice is Shiner Bock, and my barbecue sauce choice is Sweet Baby Ray's. Just put it in a slow cooker before you go to bed, and when you wake up the magic has happened. See for yourself! Serve on onion buns or hamburger buns.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (5 pound) pork butt roast

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer (such as Shiner® Bock)

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®)


  1. Place pork into the slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour beer into the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to Low and cook until meat is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, 8 to 10 hours.

  2. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Discard cooking juices. Return shredded pork to the slow cooker and stir in barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on Medium for 1 hour.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of beer. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 260mg 6%

* 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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