Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork (Instant Pot BBQ Pork), is quick and easy to make - only 4 ingredients! Pork butt cooked in root beer comes out super moist and tender and has a mildly smokey sweet taste when combined with the dry rub and optional liquid smoke. This is a family favorite in our house! Yum! Makes great leftovers, or can be frozen for future meals. This recipe is keto and low carb friendly.
Why You Will Love Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork!
Perfect For Everyone
It seems like everyone loves BBQ pulled pork! The best thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your family's favorite dry rub and barbecue sauce. Check out my dry rub recipe that is amazing on pork!
Best BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe
This is the best BBQ pulled pork recipe because it is super simple to make and tastes REALLY good.
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Method
Two methods to make this recipe - in your slow cooker or instant pot! I love the slow cooker because it's fuss-free and hands-off, but instant pot works great if you forgot to start your roast or your wondering what to make right now! 🙂
Easy BBQ Pulled Pork!
This is a quick and easy recipe with only 4 ingredients, that can be made in less than 5 minutes in the morning. Voila! When you return at night you will have a perfectly cooked roast.
Keto and Low Carb Recipe
A perfect low carb and keto recipe. You can stay on your diet and love what you're eating because it tastes great and it is healthy.
For reference purposes, the nutritional value within this recipe uses Zevia sugar-free root beer and my dry rub recipe.
fat 16.9 g | net carbs 1.6 g | protein 30.9g
What Can I Serve With BBQ Pulled Pork?
Here are a few really great dinner ideas on how to serve BBQ Pulled Pork:
- BBQ Pulled Pork Chaffle topped with Dill Pickle Slaw. So good!!!
- Serve over a grilled portobello mushroom topped with Dill Pickle Slaw
- Serve on its own with easy Layered Salad.
- Serve over a bun and top with Dill Pickle Slaw.
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How Do You Pull Pulled Pork?
To pull pulled pork you need a very tender, fall off the bone pork roast. Using 2 forks or meat claws you can easily pull
What Is the Best Cut Of Meat For Pulled Pork?
Bone-in pork butt is the best cut of meat for making BBQ pulled pork. It is always tender!
What You Will Need to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
- slow cooker or instant pot
- large forks or meat shredding claws
- bone-in pork Boston butt roast
- root beer (I use this soda because it is sugar-free and has no chemicals!)
- favorite pork dry rub (this is REALLY good on pork!! Make ahead and store it for later!)
- optional: liquid smoke
- favorite barbecue sauce (my favorite brand - organic, no sugar, no chemicals)
How To Make Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Spray the crockpot with nonstick spray or coat with butter. Set the pork roast in the crockpot fat side up (if there is any fatty side).
Pour root beer over the top
Sprinkle the dry rub seasoning.
After cooking is complete, place roast on a platter. Remove large pieces of fat (many times there is a thick piece of fat on top of the roast). Shred meat with two forks or meat claws. Coat pork with barbecue sauce to taste.
Enjoy! Really good served over chaffles, grilled portobello mushrooms, or a bun (if you're not following a low carb diet). Top with slaw and you are good to go!
How To Make Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
Set the pork roast in the pressure cooker on a rack. Add root beer, sprinkle with the dry rub, add liquid smoke (optional). Secure lid and set the pressure to High, at 22 minutes per pound.
When the pressure cycle is complete allow steam to release naturally. Once the steam has released, carefully remove the lid and then pork roast. Remove extra fat and shred pork with forks or meat claws. Add barbecue sauce to taste. Enjoy!
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An easy slow cooker recipe! Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork is amazing!! This keto dinner only takes 4 ingredients and results in super moist and tender meat. Make this an instant pot BBQ pork, instructions included in the recipe. The perfect family-friendly low carb dinner. Served over a chaffle you will be in Heaven. Can also be served by itself, over a grilled portobello, or a bun. So good! #slowcooker #crockpot #instantpot #chaffle #pork #keto #lowcarb #easyketo #easydinner #ketodinner
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