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Slow cooker pulled pork with alabama white bbq sauce on a sandwich bun
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, White Barbecue Sauce, White BBQ Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 227kcal
Author Blair



  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh 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 ½- to 5-pound) bone-in Boston Butt or pork shoulder (or sub with boneless)


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Juice from ½ of a lemon


Prepare the White Barbecue Sauce:

  • Place all sauce 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).

Prepare the Seasoning Rub and Pork:

  • 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 8-10 hours on low. Larger pieces of pork may require 10-12 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!


Leftover pulled pork will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To keep the pork longer, you can freeze the cooked meat in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
If you want to reheat your cooked pulled pork in the Crock Pot, place the cooked pork (and all of the reserved juices) in the slow cooker on the "WARM" setting for 2-4 hours. This is a great option if you need to prep a meal in advance!


Serving: 1/8 of the pork meat | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 542mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.1mg