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Crockpot Barbecue Pork plate

Crockpot Southern Style Pork Barbecue

This crockpot southern style barbecue recipe has been passed along from my mother-in-law and I've been making it for years.  It's super easy and yields tender, moist and flavorful barbecue.  The crockpot method makes it simple to have a delicious southern barbecue meal on the busiest of days.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 241kcal
Author Amee


  • 3-4 lb Boston Butt pork roast
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tbsp barbecue dry rub this is optional and not in the original recipe, but I love the extra seasoning - recipe below
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • For Sauce:
  • 8 tbsp strained broth
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Texas Pete hot sauce to taste


  • If using dry rub, whisk dry rub ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over med-high heat.  Brown roast on all sides in butter, then transfer to a crockpot (fat side up), pouring butter from the skillet over the top.
  • Rub the top of the roast with 2-3 tbsp dry rub (if using).
  • Stir remaining ingredients together and pour around the roast.  Cook on low all night (about 8 hours) until very tender and falling apart. 
  • Save broth from roast and shred the meat into a large bowl, discarding the fat and bone. Pour broth through a fine, mesh strainer then prepare your sauce.
  • For Sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Pour sauce over shredded pork and serve with your favorite sides.  You can add more of your own favorite barbecue sauce to the meat, if desired.  


  • This barbecue freezes beautifully in sealed, air tight containers.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 2882mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1447IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg