BBQ means many things to many people. But in my book, pork is king.  And this ridiculously simple Shredded Crock Pot Pork is the best you’ll ever have–and the easiest, too!  Bring on the crock pot and pork, and bring on a BBQ feast!

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I have the cutest little cousin (OK, she’s not little anymore. She’s actually a married woman now).  I was fortunate to nanny for her and her two older brothers for two summers during college.  She was just a baby back then, and unfortunately for her, she knows she will always be a little kiddo in my eyes (sorry, Kendall!).  But as she grew, she developed into this fun, funny, and phenomenal person to hang out with.

One summer after she graduated from high school, I flew her and my nephew out to Texas for a visit as their graduation gifts (I didn’t forget about you, Michael!).  We toured around San Antonio, floated down the Guadalupe River, ate lots of Mexican & Tex-Mex food, and just had a great time.  Of all the fun things we did, it’s weird that the one thing that keeps coming back to me is that to Kendall, everything we did/saw/ate was “the best thing EVER!!!!”  It became a little joke with the four of us that continues to this day.

We all do that though, don’t we?  We exaggerate things that we really like, or really don’t like.  For instance, when I say that that person at the grocery store was the rudest person EVER, I certainly don’t know that that is actually true. They just pissed me off!  Or when I say that our vacation was the best EVER, I mean of course that it was the best at that time, for the two of us, because it was a change of pace from everyday life.  We enjoyed it immensely, but was it the best EVER?  Depends on who you ask, or even which one of us you ask on which particular day.

Recipes are the same thing.  On certain days, a meal can be very tasty, fill your belly, and send you away from the table happy.  But maybe at that moment, not the best thing you EVER ate.  However, on a different day, with different people around the table, during different weather even, the same meal can turn into something memorable for reasons that are intangible.

Either way, for me this particular dish was the Best Crock Pot Shredded Pork EVER because:

  1. It was super simple.
  2. It served a crowd.
  3. It made clean up a snap.
  4. It made enough for leftovers.
  5. And darnit, it just hit the spot on that particular night.

Hence, in this particular case and place in time, this really was the Best Crock Pot Shredded Pork EVER.  Don’t believe me?  I’m not worried.  Try it on more than one occasion, and see what you think.  It may not be the best you’ve had on that day, but you’ll still be happier than you’ve EVER been when you put this easy and comforting dish on the table for those you love.

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Crock Pot Shredded BBQ Pork
The Best Crock Pot Shredded Pork EVER
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Ah, another crock pot recipe. I love these. I love how easy the crock pot makes my life, and how good it makes my meals. This shredded BBQ pork so easy it's almost embarrassing. But not embarrassing enough not to share it. That'd just be mean, keeping you away from this smoky, juicy and delicious meal. I wouldn't do that. And neither should you. Make it for a crowd, or just two of you. Either way, you'll be happy it's there to fill you up, and make your tummy happy.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Crock Pot Shredded BBQ Pork
The Best Crock Pot Shredded Pork EVER
Print Recipe
Ah, another crock pot recipe. I love these. I love how easy the crock pot makes my life, and how good it makes my meals. This shredded BBQ pork so easy it's almost embarrassing. But not embarrassing enough not to share it. That'd just be mean, keeping you away from this smoky, juicy and delicious meal. I wouldn't do that. And neither should you. Make it for a crowd, or just two of you. Either way, you'll be happy it's there to fill you up, and make your tummy happy.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Remove pork roast from packaging, and pat dry. Rub liberally with the 1/4 cup of BBQ seasoning. Place roast into crock pot insert, fat cap facing up (yes, leave it on there--that's where the flavor and moisture will come from!) Roast in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low, or until the meat is beginning to fall off the bone.
    Pork Shoulder in Crock Pot
  2. Slice off the fat cap, and discard. Remove the bone from the meat and discard that, too. Using 2 large forks, shred pork into bite sized pieces. Pour bottle of BBQ sauce into shredded pork and mix to incorporate.
    Shredded Pork
  3. Serve on toasted bun, and drizzled with additional sauce (we like our sauce in this family!).
    Crock Pot Shredded BBQ Pork
Recipe Notes

A few notes on this short but sa-weet recipe:

  1. The Sweet & Smoky BBQ Rub I use is one that I make in-house and keep in fairly large quantities in my kitchen.  We use it on everything from pork to chicken to beef to...well, you get the idea.  It's easy to make and store, and will quickly become your go-to BBQ seasoning.  If you don't have the ingredients to make this particular rub, you can use any other BBQ rub you may have on hand.
  2. This will make a lot of shredded pork.  I say it will feed 8 people, but that will be a matter of how hungry your brood is on that particular occasion, and how much they like BBQ pork.  What is so great about this recipe is that it can be upped pretty easily.  Also, if you are cooking for only two, like we do in this house, the leftovers are fantastic.  The flavors just get better on day two (and three).
  3. Speaking of leftovers, we use the extra shredded pork not only on sandwiches, but on nachos, in omelettes, or even in chili.  So versatile you'll want extra to have in your freezer.

So do you have your own version of the Best Crock Pot Shredded Pork EVER?  Tell me about it in the comments below!

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