In honor of the Lexington BBQ Festival that’s being held this weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to cook a little pig.  The official name of this recipe is called “Pulled Pork” but around here we just say BBQ.  I developed this recipe several years ago when I needed a main dish that took very little effort and could feed a lot of people. I’ve dished up this BBQ as a sandwich, as sliders and as a “meat with 2 sides”.  It really doesn’t matter how you serve it – just do it!  Every time I make this goodness I receive RAVE REVIEWS from the family and from friends!  So, get your pig on….you’ll be happy you did!
Pulled Pork in slow cooker

Pulled Pork from the Slow Cooker

Pulled pork takes very little effort and can feed a lot of people.
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Donya |


Dry Rub

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons coarse salt

Making the BBQ

  • 1 (5 to 7 lb) pork roast/Boston butt
  • 1 large onion cut into thick slices , these are just for flavor.


  • Mix all dry rub ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Rub the "rub" all over the pork roast.
  • Cover and put in the fridge for an hour but preferably overnight.
  • Lightly coat Slow Cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Line bottom of cooker with the onion slices and place the roast on top.
  • Set to cook on HIGH for 6 hours.
  • Remove pork (leave the onions in the pot) from cooker and using 2 forks, shred the meat.
Top with your favorite BBQ sauce, slaw, pickled onions or whatever else you like.  Get a napkin, some sweet tea and enjoy. Then, usually….
I pretend to read the paper or my Nook, but I’m really taking a lovely, happy nap.
pulled pork from the slow cooker

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