5 from 9 votes
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Barbecue
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins

Barbecue is always a favorite, and this particular pork is tender, juicy, and flavorful. Pile it on a sandwich bun and top with coleslaw, if desired. Serve with a simple salad, steamed veggies, chips, potato salad, fries, fruit, or baked beans. It's also great served on top of cornbread!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue, Slow Cooker Pork
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 594.5 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder or butt roast (about 3 lbs.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
  • For serving: sandwich buns; coleslaw
  1. Season pork with salt, cumin, paprika, and garlic.

  2. Place onion in slow cooker; add pork on top. Pour barbecue sauce over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

  3. Remove roast from slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Trim any noticeable fat from the pork. Shred remaining meat with two forks and return to slow cooker to keep warm. Serve on buns with sauce and coleslaw.

  1. Place raw seasoned pork in a large zip-top freezer bag. Pour sauce into the bag. Add onion to the top of the bag and seal tightly. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Empty contents of the bag into the slow cooker so that the onion is on the bottom. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Barbecue
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of pork recipe)
Calories 594.5 Calories from Fat 379
% Daily Value*
Fat 42.1g65%
Saturated Fat 15.1g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.8g
Cholesterol 159.8mg53%
Sodium 926.5mg40%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 9.8g3%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 41.3g83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.