This slow cooker smoky shredded pork, piled high on a bun, with a quick broccoli slaw, is the perfect summer potluck or BBQ idea or for when you just need to feed a crowd. 10 WW points on the blue plan!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword pulled pork, pulled pork on a bun, slow cooker
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours30minutes
Author Adapted from: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2013
Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In Dutch oven or large, deep frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork all over. Transfer to slow cooker.
Add onions, garlic, chili powder, cilantro and bay leaves to Dutch oven/frying pan; cook, stirring often, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke, Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, about 8 hours.
Transfer pork to cutting board and when cooled for about 10 minutes, remove any fat and bone. With 2 forks, shred or “pull” pork. (See video on how to pull pork in notes)
Meanwhile, pour liquid from slow cooker into large saucepan; skim off fat. Bring to boil over high heat; boil vigorously until reduced to 3 cups, 10 to 12 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
Add pulled pork to reduced liquid; stir to coat and warm through.
Pile meat on bun.
Broccoli slaw: Mix broccoli slaw and coleslaw salad dressing together and add to bun.
Add peperoncini or jalapenos, if desired.
My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links) 💭 Top tipI recommend you brown the pork all over before transferring it to the slow cooker. It seals in the flavor, gives it a nice texture (not to mushy) and makes for an all 'round better pulled pork!🎥 VideoHere is a how to video: How to pull pork *However, I shred mine a little more than he does in this video.*Note: This recipe is for a 6 quart slow cooker**Note: Pork shoulder goes by several names at the grocery store including picnic roast Boston butt, blade roast and pork butt. ***Note: I use Mezzetta Golden Greek sliced pepperoncini because I became addicted to it after using it to create contest entries.
📋 Slow Cooker Pulled Pork on a Bun Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 293Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 10.8mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.