Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

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Paula T 69

"My way of making pulled pork is simple: slow cooker, 1 can of beer, a 5 to 6 pound pork butt, seasonings, and a bottle of barbecue sauce. My beer choice is Shiner Bock®. My seasoning choices are salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. My barbecue sauce choice is Sweet Baby Ray's®. Just put it in a slow cooker before you go to bed and when you wake up the magic has happened. See for yourself. This recipe is perfect for a party, and you can even prepare 2 and feed around 30 people. Serve on onion or hamburger buns."
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10 h 10 m servings 209 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 14.5 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 568 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Set the slow cooker to High.
  2. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Season top of pork with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour beer into the bottom of the slow cooker and place the lid on the slow cooker crock.
  3. Cook pork on High for 1 hour. Reduce slow cooker heat to Low and cook for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Discard juices and rinse out slow cooker crock. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and stir barbeque sauce into pork.
  5. Cook on Medium for 1 hour.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 63 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I used Stubbs original bbq sauce and just made a few adjustments to seasoning for a 8lb pork shoulder butt . Completely fell off the bone very tender! My kitchen smelled like marriage proposals...

Most helpful critical review

Not bad overall. I think it's a terrible idea to discard the juices. I put the juices into a fat separator, then put them into a separate pan on the stove (on low), and mix in 1/2 the bottle of ...

I used Stubbs original bbq sauce and just made a few adjustments to seasoning for a 8lb pork shoulder butt . Completely fell off the bone very tender! My kitchen smelled like marriage proposals...

This recipe was extremely easy. The pork practically shredded itself. I couldn't even lift it out of the crock without it falling apart. The only thing I will say is the meat itself really ha...

You had me at Shiner Bock :) I made a few changes because I needed half the pork without BBQ sauce, so I wanted a bit more seasoning. Used a pork shoulder because that all the grocery store had....

Simply excellent. Never thought I'd be able to make pulled pork at home in a slow cooker! - this is something we normally enjoy eating out. But this time I happened to have some pork shoulder in...

I'm so glad that you liked this easy recipe, Nodira M, Laga10 and vlr! I like your ideas about additional seasonings too-thanks for taking the time to rate and review it.

Followed the recipe including the brand of sauce. Came out awesome. I've make pulled pork before in the slow cooker - but just as important as the seasonings is the step of removing the excess f...

Very tender! Made so much pulled pork that my husband took the leftovers to work the next day and shared with his fellow Marines. They all lived it. A hit in our house!

I made this for a large group of guests who came to our home to watch the Sugar Bowl. I made it exactly as described, except I used a gluten free beer (Redbridge) and omitted the salt because o...

Wonderful recipe, but I always use a can of root beer instead of the beer. Sounds weird, but it is incredible! Sweet Baby Rays is a good choice for sauce.

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