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The BEST Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is great for busy weeknights (prep the day before if you need to) or even those BBQ parties you know we all love.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 people (at least)
Author Toni Patton


  • 1 5-6 pound boston butt roast
  • 5-10 whole garlic cloves (I love garlic, so I went heavy)
  • 3 whole Onions (Cut in half, ends removed)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  1. Place four of the onion halves on the bottom of the slow-cooker. Combine dry spices and rub on the pork roast. Next, stud with the garlic cloves. Place the pork roast on onions halves in the slow-cooker. Pour water over roast. Place remaining onion halves on top of roast. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or high for 5-6 hours

  2. Turn slow-cooker to warm setting (or low if no warm setting available) Take pork roast out and shred (discard fat, remove onions and garlic) and return to slow-cooker.

  3. Pour bbq sauce in with shredded pork and toss to coat. Let stay in slow-cooker for thirty minutes to one hour before serving. Eat on buns or alone! Top with more bbq sauce, if desired.

Recipe Notes

You can adjust your dry spices to taste (or get creative and try it with other spices)