Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork – Adapted for the Crock Pot

Have you heard of the Pioneer Woman?  Okay.  Of course you have.  She’s basically the bees knees and has her own blog, several cookbooks, show on Food Network, a store, cafe and a line of home goods in Walmart.  I’d say she’s doing okay for herself. Today I’m sharing her Classic Pulled Pork Recipe that I have adapted for the Crockpot!

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Do you love the Pioneer Woman's Classic Pulled Pork? This is a version adapted for the CrockPot! It is so good! Cooked from a Boston Butt! #pulledpork #pioneerwoman

I have several of her cookbooks and I have loved everything I’ve cooked from them.  I also love that her cookbooks have a picture for almost every step.  A few weeks ago I set my sights on her Classic Pulled Pork recipe after finding a Boston Butt on sale in the grocery store.

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In her version, you cook the boston butt in the oven for like 10 hours.  Y’all.  I’ve birthed a baby in less time than that. I didn’t have 10 hours so I decided to adapt it for the CrockPot.  Here’s a link to the original recipe.



Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork Recipe (adapted for the CrockPot)

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Mix the spices together and rub onto Boston Butt and place inside Crock Pot  (this is the one I have).  Don’t forget the liner to make the clean-up faster.

Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork Adapted for the CrockPot Recipe - Boston Butt

Add the onion…

Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork Adapted for the CrockPot Recipe Ingredients

Add the BBQ sauce and ketchup…(I just used what I had so feel free to use your favorite!)

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Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork Adapted for the CrockPot Recipe

Add two cups of water and cook on high for 4 hours.  {Note:  Cooking time will vary depending on the size of you Boston Butt and how much fat it has.  Check it periodically to make sure it isn’t over cooked!}

Take out of the CrockPot and shred using two forks. It will be sitting in a lot of juice so I like to remove to a serving bowl and then shread.  It should be really tender and falling apart.  Then add your favorite hamburger buns!  I used Potato Buns because they are delicious.

Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork Adapted for the Crockpot

I generally judge how good a recipe is by how much my husband eats of it.  He ate 4.5 of these.  Need I say more?

Do you love the Pioneer Woman's Classic Pulled Pork? This is a version adapted for the CrockPot! It is so good! Cooked from a Boston Butt!

Don’t forget to pin it for later!  Happy CrockPotting Y’all!

Want another amazing recipe?  Check out these Sloppy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

 

24 comments on “Pioneer Woman Classic Pulled Pork – Adapted for the Crock Pot

  1. Wouldn’t this do fine without the added water? I know cooking meats in a crockpot brings about a lot of liquid.

    1. I’m not sure. It is swimming in a lot of liquid at the end but you would be starting the crockpot with zero liquid except for the ketchup and BBQ sauce. If you try it that way, definitely let us know how it turns out! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

      1. I tried this with a pork loin. I did not add any water and there was still liquid at the end – it was not dry. It was tasty!

  2. Are you able to cook it on low and if so, how long would you cook it on low for? Is there a difference in the dryness of the meat if you cook it on high vs low or does it pretty much turn out the same?

    1. Hi Theresa,

      Honestly, I have only tried it with a Boston Butt, but it would probably do fine. Pork Loin sirloins have less fat than a Boston Butt so you may need to check periodically to ensure there is enough water in there. Let us know how it turns out! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!
      Amanda

  3. This was delicious! Juicy and flavorful! We had some guests over for a football party and received lots of compliments on this. I think I would use a little less salt next time though. It wasn’t terribly salty but you can always add salt after the fact. Thank you!

  4. I tried this recipe today and it took 8 hours on high before the meat was done. It was wonderful though. I used my crock pot which I’ve had for 37 years, so maybe that was why it took longer than 4 hours. I’ll make it again. We loved the juice it made. Great for putting over mashed potatoes.

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