Crock Pot Pulled Pork
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork is a "fix it and forget it" meal your family will love. Throw everything into a crockpot in the morning and let it work its magic.
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 1 medium onion (roughly chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 (14-oz) cans reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 18 oz bottle barbecue sauce
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless Boston butt pork roast (about 3½ lb)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • optional: hamburger buns or rolls for sandwiches
  1. Roughly chop a medium onion and place it inside the crock pot along with 6 cloves of garlic. No need to chop the garlic or worry about the onion because you will be discarding it later.
  2. Pour in 2 cans of reduced-sodium beef broth, bottle of BBQ sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and pepper into the crock pot and stir to combine ingredients.
  3. Place the Boston butt pork roast into the slow cooker and place it on high for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Pull out your pork and let it rest.
  5. While the pork rests you will make a slurry by combining 2 tablespoon of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water. Pour the slurry into the crock pot where the sauce is and let it boil for 4 to 5 minutes with the lid on. If I want a really velvety sauce I will strain the sauce of the onions and garlic and put it into a sauce pan. From there I will add the slurry and let it boil.
  6. While the sauce is boiling away you can start pulling apart your pork using two forks.
  7. Mix some of the delicious sauce into the pork. The amount to mix is up to you. I just do a little bit to get flavors flowing and then let everyone put more on if they desire.
  8. Place pulled pork on a bun, add additional sauce if you choose, and enjoy!
Recipe by Lake Life State of Mind at