"Transform your favorite BBQ sauce into deliciously sweet crock pot pulled pork that goes perfectly with just about any sandwich or taco topping."
Out of all the recipes I’ve ever posted on this blog, sweet pulled pork has to be my absolute, hands down, do-or-die favorite.
I originally posted this recipe almost a year ago, inspired by the food my old office job had catered on my last day (not on my behalf, of course, but for another event that same day) and I think I’ve probably made it at least 10 times since.
Okay, maybe 12 times.
16 if I’m being honest.
Over time, it’s become my semi-official “make food for everyone” dish when we have the crew over for a movie night or a day-long gaming marathon.
So in honor of this uber delicious recipe, I’m doing a recipe rehash on it’s (almost) one year anniversary, by preparing it in a different style: on a hamburger bun with coleslaw.
Because I firmly believe that every sandwich tastes better with coleslaw.
What I love most about this recipe: the main ingredient is your favorite basic BBQ sauce, which practically guarantees you’re going to absolutely love it.
As for The Husband and I, we’re big fans of Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ, a small chain in New Mexico and Arizona that’s really starting to grow, and I usually keep a few bottles of their house sauce in my cabinets… just in case.
Because you never know when a BBQ emergency will happen, amirite?!
For me, a “BBQ emergency” means I’m having (yet another) pulled pork craving and (hopefully) there just happens to be a good sale on pork. And I’m not picky – riblets, bone in, pork chops, you name it – I’ve thrown all cuts of pork in the crock pot and slathered it with this sauce and it always been heaven.
The only challenge I have is waiting until the pork is done, because while four hours doesn’t seem like that long, it’s near torture when the house is smelling so amazingly good.
I’m not even kidding here.
You’re going to want to eat the air in your house while this cooks.
You have been warned.
And just so you all know, fall makes me think of crock pot recipes in the same way that pumpkin does, so you can expect that there will likely be more crock pot goodness where this came from!
notes & tips for this sweet pulled pork recipe
- One of the best things about this recipe is that it uses your favorite BBQ sauce as a base, so you’re guaranteed to love it! I’ve yet to find a brand of standard BBQ sauce that didn’t work with this recipe.
- I recently upgraded my crock pot to one that comes with bowls for 2.5 Quart, 4 Quart, and 6 Quart and I highly recommend it! It’s so nice to have one unit that can make fabulous dinners and heat up party dips. You can pick one up here: Choose-A-Crock Programmable Slow Cooker, 6 quart/4 quart/2 x 1.5 quart.
- Looking for more crock pot recipes? Be sure to check out Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana, Crock Pot Minestrone Soup, Crock Pot Cranberry BBQ Drumsticks, Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken, Crock Pot Ham and Vegetable Soup, Crock Pot Sticky Chicken Wings, Crock Pot Sweet Creamed Corn, and Creamy Crock Pot Potato Soup.
Sweet Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Transform your favorite BBQ sauce into deliciously sweet crock pot pulled pork that goes perfectly with just about any sandwich or taco topping.
Arrange the pork in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot. Pour the BBQ mixture on top of the pork, covering it evenly. No need to stir or toss pork.
Cover crock pot and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.
When pork is ready, use a fork or a whisk to pull meat apart.
Serve immediately on your choice of bread with added sides.