Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Possibly the best slow cooked BBQ Pulled Pork you’ll find anywhere. Fact.

Serves     6
Difficulty     Easy
Prep Time     15 minutes
Cooking Time     about 8 hours on low


  • 1.5kg pork shoulder, chopped in half
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 150ml of honey
  • 75ml of red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper (half if you’re not a spice fan!)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of dried thyme



  1. Turn the slow cooker onto low, and put the chopped onions into the bottom of the cooker and place the two pork pieces on top of them.
  2. Mix the paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed garlic and thyme in a bowl. Add the honey, vinegar and oil and mix well into a paste.
  3. Pour the paste all over the pork pieces, ensuring that all sides are covered. It’s fine if it drips down into the bottom of the slow cooker!
  4. Stick the lid on the slow cooker, and cook for 6-8 hours on low. You’ll know it’s cooked because it’ll smell amazing, and the pork will shred easily with a fork.
  5. Serve in good quality unseeded baps with chunky coleslaw, and extra BBQ sauce if you like!