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Kay Kay's Pulled Pork Recipe
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Kay Kay's Pulled Pork

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"This recipe is a hit with everybody! Great for any gathering, especially football parties! Get some while you can! Serve with additional barbeque sauce."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    7 hrs 20 mins


  1. Combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, white sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl until evenly mixed. Rub spice mixture over pork. Cover pork with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  2. Place the pork into a slow cooker and add enough water to just cover the pork. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Transfer pork to a large bowl and shred with 2 forks; discard any bone, skin, and excess fat. Drain and reserve cooking liquid from the slow cooker. Return shredded pork to the slow cooker and stir in barbeque sauce.
  4. Reduce heat to Low and cook for 2 more hours. Add enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten the pork to taste.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • To cook in the oven, place pork into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish, fat-side up. Add a little water to keep the pork moist. Bake in the oven until very tender, about 5 hours.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 06, 2014

Omit the WATER! Instead use broth, cider, soda- anything but water. Water pulls out all of the flavor and juices out of meat. (Just think, which is better, boiled chicken or grilled chicken?) I still gave this 4 stars because the spice mixture is great, but as a rule if you want flavor, you should not cook meat in water. Another tip is to sear all sides of the meat before placing it in the crock pot which will seal in the juices and add that great classic darkened BBQ caramelized, delicious outer layer which adds texture and quality to your meat. Otherwise you risk getting a mushy canned meat texture.

Feb 03, 2014

Yummy really yummy. I left my 7lb pork shoulder in the crock pot on low for almost 12 hours. It feel apart with just one touch and was full of flavor even before I put the bbq sauce in. I served melt in your mouth sandwiches for Super bowl that everyone raved about. Thank you for the recipe.

Mar 31, 2015

I did use apple juice instead of water. That was all I had. It is an excellent recipe. Wonderful flavour and very tender.

Jan 01, 2015

Really loved it! I did tweak it a little but followed pretty close. Scored a pork loin then added rub all over, wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it sit in the frig for 24 hours, then browned it on all sides in a pan on the stove before placing in the crock pot covered with sparkling apple cider to cook on high 6 hours. Shredded but put barbecue sauce on the side because it tasted so good straight out of the crock pot. Thank you so much for the recipe ! It is a keeper! Will be my go to recipe every New Years and then some.

Apr 28, 2015

this was so good. my picky kids loved it! I'll definitely pass this along!!

Sep 08, 2014

This was a big hit with my family. I cooked it with root beer instead of water and it came out extremely moist.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1319 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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