The Easiest Bar-B-Que Pork You’ve Ever Made

by Angie on May 31, 2011

in Nourish

It’s almost summer, and that means sun, great friends, cold drinks, and amazing food.

Without fail, as the time for family gatherings and picnics draws near, I’m always asked the same question, “Can you pretty, pretty please give me the recipe for your crock pot Bar-B-Que pork?

Friends, today is the day.

Recipe: Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Recipe: Easy Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Angie @ Curvy Girl Guide
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 10 mins
Serves: 12
Easy, simple Bar-B-Que pulled pork to make in the crock pot
  • 4-5 lb pork butt (bone out)
  • 2 bottles KC Masterpiece Hot n’ Spicy (or your own favorite thick sauce)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 T dried garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • your own favorite spice mix (if desired)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (if available)
  1. In the bottom of the crock pot, place the onion then top with water.
  2. Place whole pork butt on top of onion and water.
  3. Sprinkle all sides of pork butt with dried garlic, salt, & pepper. Add in your own favorite spice mix to taste.
  4. Pour one bottle of BBQ sauce over the pork butt and into the pot.
  5. Set crock pot to “low” for at least 8 hours, up to 12 hours.
  6. Remove pork butt from crock pot, separate with forks, adding desired amount of BBQ sauce to pulled pork.
  7. Serve on buns

Truly, this recipe is easy, delicious, and (kind of) healthy. ENJOY!

Angie Lynch is the founder and managing editor of the powerhouse women’s literary community, Smut Book Club. She is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary. You can read more from Angie on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing.

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Allison Zapata May 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

I am now having bbq for lunch.

Angie May 31, 2011 at 9:26 am

you? are welcome.

Pgoodness May 31, 2011 at 8:50 am


I do ours in an electric pressure cooker! Cook pork in 2c apple cider, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic. Shred, add BBQ sauce (sweet baby rays) and cook through for about 20 minutes longer. Been perfect every time! (total time 2hrs) :)

Holly {Artist Mother Teacher} May 31, 2011 at 8:56 am

Mmm…Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Angie May 31, 2011 at 9:27 am

pretty sure my next appliance needs to be a pressure cooker. i see them on the shopping channels (what? like you don’t watch?) and everyone seems to make yummy stuff with the cooker.


IceHat August 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

I think it’s funny that there’s always someone who have a “better” recipe and for some reason want to post a comment.

Holly {Artist Mother Teacher} May 31, 2011 at 8:57 am

Yum Angie! I must try this—even if “pork butt” makes me giggle every time I see the word. :)

Angie May 31, 2011 at 9:28 am

… me too …

britni May 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

This is my long-standing weeknight meal technique. Sometimes, I cook the pork without any spices, and after it’s tender, split it up into 2 or 3 portions so we can individually season it for pork sammies, pork tacos, and! pork stir fry.

Angie May 31, 2011 at 9:30 am

oh yes. BBQ pork quesadillas are deeeelish too.

OHmommy May 31, 2011 at 10:06 am

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH. I made the Pioneer’s Women crock-pot pulled pork and it ended up feeding our dog for three weeks. I can not wait to try this one.

Thank you so much!

Angie May 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

wait one hot second. are you saying my recipe is better than PW’s?

or share on the internets?

if you make it as instructed (really really easy, i promise), you will fall in love with me and my BBQ meat.

Jennifer May 31, 2011 at 10:39 am

I love a good pork butt.

AmazingGreis May 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Bab-B-Q Pork?!?! Yes please!

Nona June 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I have done something similar with a pork loin (cooking it for a much shorter time) but loin is a little too lean and ended up a wee bit dry.

Will have to try it with butt.

(Now hearing “Baby Got Back” playing in my head.)

Karla June 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I made this tonight – OMG. YUM! Keep the awesome recipes coming!

Bacon and Beer August 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

I Like pulled pork and have made it several times, but I really haven’t found the great pulled pork recipe; this isn’t either.
Let me explain why I don’t like this simplificed, generic recipe.

First, living in Europe, I can’t buy KC Masterpiece Hot n’ Spicy and I don’t have my own favorite thick sauce.
I can of cource, just buy a random bbq sauce or make my own, but somehow the taste seems a bit off, or in my worst case bad.

Secondly, “your own favorite spice mix”; I dont have favorite. I like several different spice mix, but no favorite. How to know which spice mix to use?

By following your recipe, it’s possible to make hundreds pulled pork that all taste differently, just changing the bbq sauce and/or spice mix.

I sorry, but your recipe is too simple and looks like most of the others.

Elizabeth February 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I was wondering what spice mix I could use to give it a kick.

Elizabeth@MomCooks March 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

I found this in Pinterest and have it in the crockpot right now! My grocery store (Meijer) didn’t have pork butt, so the meat counter guy suggested boneless pork shoulder blade instead. It seems so easy, I’m sure I messed something up, but fingers crossed that I didn’t!

Crystal July 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Looking forward to trying this tomorrow night!!!

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