Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork – Savory Recipe

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If you’re looking for something flavorful and mostly hands-off to cook for dinner tonight then you’ll love this crock-pot Texas-style pulled pork recipe.

There’s nothing tastier than a delicious pulled pork recipe!

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork on a bun

You can cook the pulled pork on low for 10-12 hours, so you may need to get up early to get the recipe stated but I promise that early rise will make for a flavorful meal that the whole family loves come dinner time.

Below you’ll find my recipe for Crock-Pot texas styled pulled pork, but first, let’s chat a little about this recipe and why you can serve with pulled pork for dinner.

What is the best cut of pork for pulled pork?

The best cut of pork for pulled pork is the shoulder.

For this Crock-Pot, Texas-style pulled pork recipe you’ll need a five-pound pork shoulder roast.

Be sure that the roast is bone-free and that it’s going to fit inside your Crock-Pot, before investing in the meat.

Can you overcook pulled pork in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can overcook pulled pork in a slow cooker.

I highly suggest you cook this on low for 10-12 hours rather than cutting the time in half and cooking on high.

When you cook the pulled pork on high, you’ll be at a higher risk of overcooking the pulled pork.

This will result in tough meat to pull apart and less tender bites.

It’s best to use my recipe instructions below for proper cooking time for this pulled pork recipe to come out tender and flavorful.

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork on a bun on a white plate

Can I open my slow cooker to stir?

There’s no reason to open your slow cooker to stir the ingredients.

This will release some heat out of your slow cooker and in turn, may make the cooking time longer.

The slow cooker was created to slow cook your meat so that you get a nice, tender flavorful meat.

It’s best to just place your ingredients into the slow cooker and cover it until it’s done.

Removing the lid to stir will release a significant amount of heat and I don’t want your pulled pork to come out tough or take longer than the already 10-12 hour cook time for you.

These are just some tips to help you navigate this delicious recipe to serve up some Texas-style Crock Pot pulled pork for dinner or your next family gathering.

If you want to know what goes well with pulled pork, consider serving up a side of chips, green salad or a green veggie to top off your pulled pork meal.

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork in a glass pan

The full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork

Yields: 10 servings

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours and 15 minutes

Ingredients For Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork

Olive oil

Pork shoulder roast 

Barbecue sauce

Apple cider vinegar

Chicken broth

Brown sugar

Yellow mustard

Worcestershire sauce

Chili powder

Garlic cloves

Dried thyme

Onion

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork cooking

Directions For Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork

  1. Pour olive oil into the bottom of a slow cooker. 
  2. Place pork shoulder roast into crockpot.
  3. Top with barbeque sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, spices, and chopped onion.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat easily shreds with a fork.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the slow cooker and place in a large dish or bowl.
  6. Use two forks to pull the meat apart, shredding and removing any excess fat.
  7. Spoon the pork back into the crockpot and allow it to warm up in the juices until ready to serve.

Notes:

  • Pork may be cooked on low setting for 10-12 hours.

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork

Crock-Pot Texas-Style Pulled Pork on a bun on a white plate
There’s nothing tastier than a delicious pulled pork recipe!If you’re looking for something flavorful and mostly hands-off to cook fordinner tonight then you’ll love this crock-pot Texas-style pulled pork recipe.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 5- pound pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large onion chopped

Instructions

  • Pour olive oil into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Place pork shoulder roast into crockpot.
  • Top with barbeque sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, spices, and chopped onion.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat easily shreds with a fork.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the slow cooker and place in a large dish or bowl.
  • Use two forks to pull the meat apart, shredding and removing any excess fat.
  • Spoon the pork back into the crockpot and allow it to warm up in the juices until ready to serve.

Notes

Pork may be cooked on low setting for 10-12 hours

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