Sweet and Spicy Ginger Beer Pulled Pork


This is a relaxed slow cooker pulled pork recipe that uses ginger beer. The end result is absolutely amazing. Feel free to play with the ingredients, more or less here and there, to suit the tastes of your family.

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


  • 2 sweet onions, peeled and quartered

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dark brown sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 (6 pound) Boston pork butt roast

  • 13 fluid ounces ginger beer


  1. Arrange onions in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  2. Mix salt, brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl until well mixed; rub all over pork roast. Place roast in the slow cooker, fat-side up.

  3. Cook on Low for 1 hour. Pour ginger beer into slow cooker; continue cooking until roast is tender and pulls apart easily with a fork, 9 to 11 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* 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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