A homemade paleo and whole30 BBQ sauce and a hint of smokiness slow cook on pork for hours in this super easy slow cooker recipe the entire family will enjoy. Pulled pork is another recipe that is made for the slow cooker. It’s SO easy and the results are absolutely amazing.
I’ve been thinking about pulled pork for a while now. In general I’m making an effort to add more pork recipes to this blog since there aren’t many at the moment. I recently re-made my Slow Cooker Paleo/Whole30 BBQ Sauce so I used that. You can use your preferred sauce, I’m not going to preach here. Just be careful about using a sauce with added sugar.
KISS – keep it simple stupid – pork, liquid smoke, salt, BBQ sauce. That’s it. Less than 5 ingredients. This is one of those recipes that you know the meat is done when it’s literally falling apart when you pick it up. When it comes to slow cooker pulled pork, in my opinion, if it doesn’t shred with one fork then it needs to cook a bit longer. That actually happened when cooking this recipe. I tried to shred it after 8 hours; it was tender but not shredding at the touch of the fork so I left it in another hour and a half. That did the trick.
Add more sauce if you like. You can trim the fat off before you add the pork to the slow cooker. Sometimes I find if you wait until after it’s done cooking, the fat just falls off. I used a 3 lb pork butt but you can also use pork shoulder or even loin. My butt had a big old bone but as you can imagine, it came out very easily once the meat was done cooking. You can use the pulled pork in so many different ways. I used to watch a lot of college basketball so whenever March rolls around, I tend to have game-day food on my mind so I made sliders with my pulled BBQ pork.
- 3 lb pork butt
- 2 tsp liquid smoke
- 2½ tsp salt
- 1 cup Whole30/Paleo BBQ sauce
- Add pork to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Top with liquid smoke and salt.
- Pour bbq sauce on top.
- Cook HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 8-10.
- Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.
- Place shredded pork back into the slow cooker until ready to serve.
For my sliders, here’s what I did – on the bottom bun of each slider is a slather of Primal Kitchen’s paleo mayo, pulled pork, shredded red cabbage, and a couple of slices of avocado. Obviously the buns make these sliders non-whole30 or paleo compliant. For that, you can substitute lettuce wraps.
This post also contains affiliate links, which means I receive money if you make a purchase using one of the links. You can view my disclosure policy here: https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/about/disclosure-policy/.