What’s better than pulled pork? A pulled pork crock pot recipe, that’s what! As soon as I hear I can dump a bunch of ingredients into my crock-pot, close the lid, set it and come back several hours later to a delicious meal, I’m in. Problem is a lot of the recipes I have tried are really not that good. They are acceptable, but I would never make them again. So I set out to come up with a pulled pork recipe that was not only delicious, but one that was also gluten free. Well, it doesn’t get any easier than this gluten-free Texas-Style Crock-Pot Pulled Pork recipe!
Easy Pulled Pork Crock-Pot Recipe
Simply add everything to the crock-pot in the morning and several hours later you will come home to the tastiest meal this side of the Mason-Dixon line. It’s light on ingredients but heavy on flavor. I’m a sucker for sweet and spicy so I had to come up with a recipe that checked all the boxes yet it had to be juicy and the meat had to be tender. Mission accomplished.
Pulled pork is one of my husband’s favorite foods so I already knew he was going to love it. My kids? They are not as easy. Mind you if I use the words BBQ pulled pork I have a better chance selling them. And slow cooker pulled pork is extra delicious because the flavors get sealed in. As an option, you can also cook this on a low setting for 10-12 hours.
This recipe is ideal for lazy fall weekends watching football or just hanging out with the kids watching Netflix. I like to serve it with a side of my Cauliflower “Potato” Salad, keeping the meal low carb. Since this recipe is gluten free it can be served with gluten free buns if needed. And there are only 12 ingredients to this BBQ pulled pork recipe, most of which you probably already have on hand.
So without further ado, here it is.
Texas-Style Crock-Pot Pulled Pork Recipe (Gluten Free)
Yields: 10 servings
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours and 15 minutes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
5 pound pork shoulder roast
1 cup barbecue sauce
½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup chicken broth
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 large onion, chopped
1. Pour olive oil into bottom of slow cooker. Place pork shoulder roast into crock pot. Top with barbeque sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, spices and chopped onion. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat easily shreds with a fork.
2. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the slow cooker and place in a large dish or bowl. Use two forks to pull the meat apart, shredding and removing any excess fat. Spoon the pork back into the crock pot and allow it to warm up in the juices until ready to serve.
• Pork may be cooked on low setting for 10-12 hours.
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- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 5 pound pork shoulder roast
- 1 cup barbeque sauce
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 large onion, chopped
- Pour olive oil into bottom of slow cooker. Place pork shoulder roast into crock pot. Top with barbeque sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, worcestershire sauce, spices and chopped onion. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat easily shreds with a fork.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the slow cooker and place in a large dish or bowl. Use two forks to pull the meat apart, shredding and removing any excess fat. Spoon the pork back into the crock pot and allow it to warm up in the juices until ready to serve.
Pork may be cooked on low setting for 10-12 hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 54g
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