Make It A Meal Monday: Crockpot Pulled Pork

Ever make something that everyone seems to love and somehow it becomes your signature dish? Well that’s how pulled pork is for me. A few years ago I started making it and now I’m a pulled pork expert.

Not really but this is the internet and if I say it, most of you will believe it.

As with most of my Make It A Meal Monday’s this recipe utilizes a crockpot.

What you will need:

  • 3-4 pound Boston Butt (boneless) or Pork Tenderloin
  • Large onion
  • Jar of BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Crockpot

1. Roughly cut one large onion.


2. Layer half of it on the bottom of the crockpot.
3. Place the meat on top of the onions with the fat side up.
4. Layer the remaining onions on the pork.

5. Pour one cup of coffee in the crockpot.
6. Add the water.
7. Cook for about 6-7 hours on low (all based on your meat size). You can easily check to see if the meat is cooked by forking a small piece off.
8. Remove meat from crockpot and shred with two forks. You can keep some of the onions in with the meat while you shred.


9. Set about a cup of the cooking liquid to the side.

10. Empty crockpot and place shredded pork in.
11. Add a bottle of BBQ sauce, ½ cup of meat juice, and about a ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. I tend to pour the vinegar into the empty BBQ sauce bottle to get all the sauce out.

Side note: If you want it tangier, add more vinegar. If you are happy with the taste but feel it needs more liquid, add more meat juice. If you want it to have more spice kick, add a few shakes of red pepper flakes.
12. Turn the crockpot on low and keep it in there for another hour.

Side note: I tend to use pork tenderloin because I buy the huge piece of it when it is on sale. I will cut it into several smaller pieces and freeze.


The pulled pork makes a great sandwich or serve it with wafflized corn muffins. Pulled pork is great for a potluck party or a football party.



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