Need an easy dinner recipe that you can prep in 10 minutes and then leave to cook all day while you head off to work? This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce is a simple Crock Pot meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or potluck parties with friends!
Barbecue is one of our favorite meals around here. Keith absolutely loves it, and he has passed that obsession onto our boys! We’ve tried everything from smoked pork, roasted brisket, shredded chicken, and just about anything else that can be bar-b-que’d. And the sauces! We don’t discriminate between Memphis BBQ, Texas BBQ, North Carolina BBQ, or any other homemade concoction that comes our way.
So when Aunt Bee recently sent me a recipe for Alabama White Barbecue Sauce, it instantly grabbed my attention. How was there possibly a type of barbecue out there that we hadn’t already tried?!
If you’re like us and you’re not familiar with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce on your pulled pork, then your mind is about to be BLOWN. This mayonnaise-based sauce is the perfect combination of creamy, acidic, slightly sweet, and perfectly spiced. Basically, it’s a dream — and it’s going to change your barbecue game!
This pulled pork is the type of meal that I love to serve on evenings when I know that I’ll be out of the house for the day. There’s nothing better than walking in the door tired and hungry, only to be greeted by the aroma of a Southern comfort food supper that’s just waiting for you on the counter. After 8 to 10 hours in the Crock Pot, this meat is so tender and juicy that it literally just falls apart. You shred it with two forks, pile it high on a bun (or salad), and spoon a generous amount of creamy White Barbecue Sauce over top. Seriously, Aunt Bee knows her stuff when it comes to easy recipes, and this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is no exception!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
Need an easy dinner recipe that you can prep in 10 minutes and then leave to cook all day while you head off to work? This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce is a simple Crock Pot meal that's perfect for busy weeknights or potluck parties with friends!
For the pork:
- 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus more as needed
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 4-1/2- to 5-pound boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (or pork butt)
- For the Sauce:
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Juice from 1 lemon
- To prepare the sauce: place all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (it will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks).
- Place the onion and garlic in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Pour chicken broth over the onions and garlic.
- In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and place the meat on top of the onions and garlic. Cover and cook until the pork is fork tender, about 6 to 8 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.
- Turn off the slow cooker and remove the pork to a cutting board. Use two forks to shred the meat, discarding any large pieces of fat.
- Serve the pulled pork on sandwich rolls, on salad, or stuffed into baked potatoes. Spoon Alabama White Barbecue Sauce over top!
Cooking for a Smaller Family? This meat freezes really well! I like to package leftovers in individual containers, label them, and stash them in the freezer for later meals. The pulled pork is delicious served on sandwich rolls, but it also works well on salads, in baked potatoes, in quesadillas, or on pizza! Get creative and enjoy the leftovers in a variety of ways!
Want to Prep Ahead? The Alabama White Barbecue Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Give it a stir just before serving to make sure that all of the seasoning is evenly distributed again. You can also prepare the spice rub in advance so that it's even faster to get the pork in the slow cooker in the morning!
Additional Nutrition Information Per 1 Tablespoon of Alabama White Barbecue Sauce: