Bbq Pulled Pork


This recipe is best made in a slow cooker on low for six to eight hours, I know it is a long time but it is well worth it. Besides, you can leave for eight hours and not even worry about it! The recipe is so easy, that the only hard part is pulling the pork apart. I highly suggest pairing it with coleslaw, which I have a recipe available here.



  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 5 to 6 whole cloves
  • 3 tablespoons Smokey BBQ Rub, recipe follows
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces barbeque sauce

Smokey Bbq Rub:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Stud the roast with the cloves and rub with the Smokey BBQ Rub. Place the roast in a slow cooker and top with the onions. Cover the roast with 2 cups of water and slow cook for 6 to  8 hours. Remove the pork, discard the cloves and layer of fat, as well as any water and grease remaining in the pot. When the pork is cool enough to handle, use a fork or your hands to shred and pull the meat apart. Return the meat to the slow cooker along with the barbecue sauce. Heat for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Combine the granulated and brown sugars, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, mustard and cayenne in a bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 10 cups


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