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Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork - perfect for BBQ sandwiches!

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork is fall apart, melt in your mouth tender and loaded with savory flavors. This recipe makes perfect BBQ sandwiches!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Recipe by Tessa Arias


  • 1 (3.5 pound) boneless pork butt roast
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 12 ounces beer, such as a dark ale
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For BBQ Sandwiches:

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce, plus more for serving
  • Sandwich or slider buns
  • Toppings of your choice such as onions, pickles


  1. Place the roast and onion in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Pour in the beer. Add the soy sauce, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours, or until fork tender. Time will vary by slow cooker.
  2. Transfer the meat to a cutting board. Using two forks, pull the meat apart into shreds, discarding any fat. Strain the onions, reserving 1 cup of the liquid. Return the shredded pork, onions, and reserved liquid to the slow cooker. Serve or make BBQ sandwiches.

For BBQ Sandwiches:

  1. Stir in the barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes, or until heated through.
  2. Serve on sandwiches between buns with toppings of your choice.