Orange Barbecue Pulled Pork

Orange Barbecue Pulled Pork

This easy, slow-cooker recipe features a tangy orange barbecue sauce for your next pulled-pork dinner. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice



  1. Rinse with water and pat dry with paper towels:
    • 4 lb pork butt roast , boneless
  2. Trim off the large chunks of fat and season with:
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
  3. Place pork roast in a 6-quart slow-cooker with:
    • 1 small onion , sliced
  4. Whisk together in medium-sized bowl:
    • 1 cup orange juice , freshly squeezed preferred
    • 6 oz tomato paste
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp orange zest
    • 3 garlic cloves , crushed
    • 1 1/2 tsp chile powder
    • 1/4 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp molasses
  5. Pour barbecue sauce over the pork roast and cover the slow-cooker.
  6. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  7. For the last hour, remove the roast from the slow-cooker.
  8. Use two forks or your fingers to pull pork apart until the entire roast is shredded. Discard any excess fat.
  9. Return shredded pork to the slow-cooker and continue cooking for one hour.
  10. Place pulled pork into serving dish and mix in with some of the juices from the slow-cooker.
  11. Serve with:
    • 8 kaiser rolls

Orange Barbecue Pulled Pork  Detail

Prep Time: 10 m in
Cook Time: 5-8 hours

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Serving Suggestions: Got picky eaters? You can also cook the pork without the barbecue sauce. Just serve the sauce on the side for those who want to mix it in!

Cooking Tips: Don't have a slow-cooker? Heat your oven to 300º F and cook the pork without the water and bbq sauce in a roasting pan, fat side up, covered with aluminum foil, for 4 hours. Remove the foil and continue to bake until roast is tender, about 2 more hours. After shredding the pork, add bbq sauce and serve.