Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork


Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
8 sandwiches


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 extra large onion, chopped

  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme

  • 8 hamburger buns, split

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed


  1. Pour the vegetable oil into the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the pork roast into the slow cooker; pour in the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth. Stir in the brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion, garlic, and thyme. Cover and cook on High until the roast shreds easily with a fork, 5 to 6 hours.

  2. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and stir the meat into the juices.

  3. Spread the inside of both halves of hamburger buns with butter. Toast the buns, butter side down, in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Spoon pork into the toasted buns.

    slow cooker Texas pulled pork sandwich with grilled corn and slaw

Cook's Note:

The pork can also be cooked on Low for 10 to 12 hours.

Editor's Notes:

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
23g Fat
46g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 606mg 13%

* 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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