100+ Pulled Pork Recipes

Whether you're making it in the slow cooker, oven, or smoker, we've got dozens of top-rated recipes for pulled pork.

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Chef John's Pulled Pork BBQ

Rating: 4.83 stars
Use your favorite dry rub and barbeque sauce to make this succulent pork. A little trick I like is to put 2 ramekins with liquid smoke flavoring in with the meat and roast it slowly. Do your patriotic American duty and serve this on the cheapest, lightest white hamburger buns you can find.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.38 stars
This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

Instant Pot® Dr Pepper® Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.78 stars
A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

Pulled Pork Ya'll

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a favorite at our church. I made it for a fundraiser and now every time we have a potluck I get a inbox-full asking me to make this.

Super-Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Rating: 4.78 stars
I use this hearty recipe for my Super Bowl® parties. It's super easy and feeds a lot of hungry football fans. Serve on a large bun with some baked beans, coleslaw, and chips.

North Carolina Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.58 stars
I got this from an North Carolina native and it is the best. It is pretty much foolproof. This is made in the slow cooker.

Valerio's Pulled Pork Sandwich

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is a very messy but delicious sandwich with lots of BBQ sauce.

Simple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.28 stars
Succulent pulled pork slow cooked in a smokey homemade barbeque sauce makes perfect sandwiches for picnics, football Sundays, or dinner.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.53 stars
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Bob's Pulled Pork on a Smoker

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is the correct way to smoke a pork shoulder with professional results--from the brine, to the rub and sauce, to the rave reviews you will receive. Smoke is the key to breaking down the fat which adds flavor and moisture to the shoulder. Place in a bun with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.61 stars
Pork simmered in root beer makes all the difference. Topped with your favorite BBQ sauce, it's sure to bring rave reviews.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.61 stars
Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Inspiration and Ideas

We love a classic pulled pork sandwich. But every once in a while, we want to pull our pork in a slightly different direction. Here are seven ways to go!

15 Top-Rated Pulled Pork Recipes

Whatever cooking method you choose—slow cooker, oven, Instant Pot, or smoked on the grill—these recipes will please your crowd.

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ

Rating: 4.64 stars

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.