Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Barbecue Sauce

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1 (3- to 5-pound) pork sirloin roast
1tablespoon paprika
1tablespoon garlic powder
1tablespoon salt
1 1/3cups cider vinegar
2/3cup ketchup
1/3cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup honey
1/2teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1tablespoon hot red pepper sauce
1tablespoon dry mustard
1tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pickled jalapeno chiles (optional)


  1. Place the pork in a slow cooker and sprinkle with the paprika, garlic powder and salt.  Cook on High for 6 hours.
  2. Mix the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, dry mustard, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and jalapeno chiles in a saucepan.  Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour over the pork in the slow cooker.  Cook on Low for 30 minutes.  Remove the pork to a work surface and let cool slightly.  Pull the meat apart with a fork and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Five Forks:  Irresistibly Delicious Dishes (Kerr Vance Academy, Henderson, N.C., 2010).