Pulled Pork

Whether you're making it in the slow cooker, oven, or smoker, we've got dozens of top-rated recipes for pulled pork.

Community Picks

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 3036
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Chef John's Pulled Pork BBQ

Rating: 5 stars 144
Use your favorite dry rub and barbeque sauce to make this succulent pork. A little trick I like is to put 2 ramekins with liquid smoke flavoring in with the meat and roast it slowly. Do your patriotic American duty and serve this on the cheapest, lightest white hamburger buns you can find.

Simple Smoked Pork Butt

Rating: 4 stars 2
I have been using this method for years and always have perfect results for making pulled pork. This will give you tender, juicy, fall-apart meat. This method works equally as well on smaller or bigger pork butts. The final internal temperature of the meat is what's important. Smoking meat is an all-day affair, but well worth the time investment! I like to use a variety of wood chips, including maple, apple and bourbon barrel. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2054
Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Instant Pot® Dr Pepper® Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

Pulled Pork Ya'll

Rating: 4.5 stars 114
This is a favorite at our church. I made it for a fundraiser and now every time we have a potluck I get a inbox-full asking me to make this.

North Carolina Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
I got this from an North Carolina native and it is the best. It is pretty much foolproof. This is made in the slow cooker.

Super-Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 19
I use this hearty recipe for my Super Bowl® parties. It's super easy and feeds a lot of hungry football fans. Serve on a large bun with some baked beans, coleslaw, and chips.

Valerio's Pulled Pork Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This is a very messy but delicious sandwich with lots of BBQ sauce.

Simple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Succulent pulled pork slow cooked in a smokey homemade barbeque sauce makes perfect sandwiches for picnics, football Sundays, or dinner.

Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
Inspired by the luaus in Hawaii, I set out to make an easy, tasty slow-cooker version of kalua pork. The meat is fall-off-the-bone yummy. This recipe is not overly smoky, but you may add more smoke if you like. Serve with rice, buns, or poi.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Amazing Pulled Pork Recipes That Aren't Sandwiches
We love a classic pulled pork sandwich. But every once in a while, we want to pull our pork in a slightly different direction. Here are seven ways to go!
15 Top-Rated Pulled Pork Recipes
Whatever cooking method you choose—slow cooker, oven, Instant Pot, or smoked on the grill—these recipes will please your crowd.
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: 4.5 stars 3059

Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.