How to Make Delicious Texas Pulled Pork in a Slow Cooker

by Katina N

Pulled pork is great for BBQ sandwiches or to make burritos with! The possibilities are endless and delicious!


  • 4 Pounds Pork Shoulder Roast
  • ½ Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Cups Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 6 Ounces Beer
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 16 Ounces BBQ sauce (to flavor)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients.

    Step 2

    Measure out 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and add to a bowl.

    Step 3

    Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth to the bowl.

    Step 4

    Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the mixture.

    Step 5

    Add 1 Tbsp of mustard to the bowl. I personally like the spicy kind.

    Step 6

    Add 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce to the bowl.

    Step 7

    Add 1 Tbsp chili powder to the bowl.

    Step 8

    Add 2 cloves of minced garlic or 1 tsp of preminced garlic to the bowl.

    Step 9

    Add 1 1/2 tsp of thyme to the bowl.

    Step 10

    Add 1 tsp of onion powder to the bowl.

    Step 11

    Add 1 tsp of lemon juice to the bowl.

    Step 12

    Add 6 oz of beer to the bowl.

    Step 13

    Add 1 tsp of garlic salt to the bowl.

    Step 14

    Whisk all of the bowl ingredients together.

    Step 15

    Add 1 tsp of oil to the crock pot and start the crock pot. High takes around 5 hrs, medium around 8 hrs, and low around 12 hrs.

    Step 16

    Slice the onion.

    Step 17

    Put half the onion on the bottom of the pot.

    Step 18

    Grab the pork shoulder and put in the crock pot, fat side up.

    Step 19

    Take the mixture and pour it over the pork shoulder.

    Step 20

    Make sure the brisket is coated with liquid. (My crock pot is a bit small, but it works)

    Step 21

    Add the rest of the onions on top.

    Step 22

    Put on the lid and set the timer. (High: 5 hrs, med: 8 hrs, and low: 12 hrs)

    Step 23

    Once the time is up, slice off the top layer of fat.

    Step 24

    I slice up the meat because it is easier to hand tear the meat later.

    Step 25

    More slicing/chopping.

    Step 26

    When you have a good portion sufficiently shredded, put in a bowl to mix with BBQ sauce.

    Step 27

    Add your favorite or homemade BBQ sauce. Generally around 4-5 oz to 1 lb of meat.

    Step 28

    Mix in BBQ sauce until desired consistency.

    Step 29

    Serve on a freshly toasted bun with your favorite side and enjoy!