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Crockpot Pork Shoulder

User Rating 5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


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Use your favorite barbecue sauce in this crockpot pork roast recipe. This is a basic recipe for pulled pork shoulder using a boneless or bone-in shoulder, but be sure your pork shoulder will fit in the slow cooker and will allow you to put the cover on tightly.


  • pork shoulder or Boston butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or boneless
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • salt and pepper lightly
  • barbecue sauce


Place the meat in the slow cooker with water, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Tun to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw and extra barbecue sauce on the side.

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 5 out of 5
Seems to simple, cook it anyway, Member EdglerVess

This cooks a Boston butt that turns out better than most of your local BBQ joints. Get the biggest Boston Butt you can that fits in your crock pot (Known as a pork shoulder here in the south) salt and pepper to taste and then and cook the breaks off of it (I cooked an 8 pounder about 10 hours) on low. Amazing leftovers for a week (depending on size of family of course). For the lack of any effort that you actually have to put into it....Mind blowing. You will be amazed how great it turns out, it feels strange cooking it so simply, but whatever you add to it will just limit your options for leftovers (you can make gravy from the juice if you like) but it turns out amazing. We made gravy from the juice and had it with potatoes one night, and then had AMAZING BBQ sandwiches for a week. Oh and if your a little more health conscience. A pork tenderloin works great as well, the sandwiches from the one my wife and I cooked yesterday is tonight dinner, a bit more dry, (have to add a cup of water to it when you first throw it down) but easily solved with your favorite BBQ sauce. makes a more ""Firm"" type of product.

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