Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Dan is not a big fan of barbecue anything. He will eat it, but it isn’t ever anything he craves so this week I wanted to make something with barbecue sauce and test out his taste buds. Result: He really liked it, and told me to add it to our list of recipes to make again- so this is why we are sharing it with you today.



  1. 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  2. 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  3. 1 1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  4. 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  5. 2 Tbsp chili powder
  6. 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  7. 1/2 Tbsp chipotle powder
  8. 1 tsp ground cumin
  9. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  10. 5LB boneless pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine/netting removed
  11. Your favorite barbecue sauce (we used Stubbs Original)
  12. Good bread for sandwiches (thick enough to not get soggy right away)


  • Place the onions and garlic in an even layer in the slow cooker and pour in the stock or broth
  • Combine brown sugar, chili powder, salt, chipotle powder, cumin,  and cinnamon in a small bowl
  • 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, 8 – 10 hours on low
  • Turn off the slow cooker and shred the pork with two forks
  • Strain most of the liquid from the slow cooker leaving a little bit of juice
  • Add as much barbecue sauce as you want (we used half the bottle, and the original recipe from called for 2 cups)
  • Mix around to evenly cover the meat
  • Take the good bread you bought and put about 1 cup of meat on the sandwich, and top (optional) pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, or whatever your heart desires.
  • Guten Appetit!

Culinary inspiration from CHOW

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This blog is brought to you by Dan & Kyla. Both of us are dedicated to eating as healthy as possible, working out, being active, and challenging ourselves to experience everything life has to offer. Our Sunday 'prep day' has helped us grow closer as a couple and has allowed us to enjoy our seldom 'cheat days' to the fullest. Friends and family have always had questions about our weekly rituals and recipes so we thought we would share how we go week to week, finding recipes, cooking our meals, and managing our busy lifestyle with a health conscience view. This is the first blog we have created together and will hopefully get progressively better with our posts and feedback. Please feel free to post any comments or questions about a recipe, or ideas on how to make the recipe or website better. Most of all we hope you enjoy what we have to share. Guten Appetit!

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