The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Ever since I had a crock pot, over 9 years, I have made the same slow cooker pilled pork recipe. If you are not familiar with the recipe it is the  Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe that came with the Crock pot. I am going to have to ditch that old pulled pork recipe at least temporarily as  I found an amazing and even simpler crock pot pulled pork recipe. While I love the traditional pulled pork flavor, this recipe only involves 3 ingredients and makes a smaller portion. I don’t always need to make 12 plus sandwiches, so this is the recipe for a smaller dinner. We don’t often have soda on hand, so the kids like this recipe because they can finish off the root beer we don’t use. Oh even better, they can have root beer floats for dessert. A win win and easy slow cooker  pulled pork sandwich recipe. Even though I don’t use my slow cooker as much in the winter, I will definitely be pulling it out for this easy dinner recipe. 

best 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork recipe.

First I was amazed that I found a recipe that was simpler than the other pulled pork recipe. The interesting ingredient is 1 can or bottle of root beer. Amazing that root beer has the properties necessary to make this pulled pork so moist. The family has asked me to make this crock pot pulled pork recipe again and to skip on the other.

best 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork recipe.

Which in hind site not a bad deal. No more getting up early to make the rub and the wet mixture. Now all I need is root beer and I can make that in my soda stream or I can easily grab a bottle when I buy the pork for the recipe. 

best 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork recipe.

Just pull it apart like any other pulled pork  recipe. I guess you could also use a hand mixer to do this too. 

easy crock pot pulled pork recipe

Add your favorite bbq sauce or try our homemade BBQ recipe.

best 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork recipe.  

Since I have so much free time with this recipe, I thought I would try to make a low fat Greek Yogurt Coleslaw recipe. You can’t have slow cooker pulled pork without coleslaw. Even this northern girl knows that. Doesn’t this recipe make you think of summer nights! You can prepare the slaw when you put the pork in the crock pot so the cabbage can soften. 

homemade low fat cole slaw recipe

Top off your lovely slow cooker pulled pork sliders with the homemade slaw. 

low fat cole slaw recipe

MY THOUGHTS: I do miss the onion from the first recipe and think I will try this reicpe will some cut up onions. Also this makes a lot less than the other crock pot pork recipe so feel free to double the amounts. I also used slider size hamburger buns so these would make great party sandwiches too.

best 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork recipe.

Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Best slow cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Best slow cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Yield: 8 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

An amazing a quick way to make pulled pork


  • 1 2 lb pork Tenderoloin (or pork loin roast)
  • 1 12 oz can or bottle of root beer
  • 1 18oz bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • coleslaw to top


  1. Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker;
  2. pour the root beer over the meat.
  3. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve over hamburger buns.


the actual length of time may vary according to individual slow cooker.

Adapted from

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 552Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 101mgSodium 984mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 2gSugar 32gProtein 35g

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  1. This looks so good and so easy! I think I’m the only one that doesn’t have a slow cooker… I need to get one!

  2. Everyone always makes fun of me for always keeping root beer on hand. Admittedly, it’s used with ice cream 🙂 but now I can make this without running to the store! Looks yummy!

  3. Pulled pork may be one of our most favorite meals. Your pictures are so great and are making me so hungry. Thanks for sharing. I think we are having pulled pork for our Memorial Day BBQ this weekend actually.

  4. This is great. I love pulled pork, but I’ve never made it before. I’m gonna try it for Memorial Day this weekend!

  5. This is a classic a and must have for upcoming BBQ season so good and comforting =)

  6. One of my favorite summer dishes! I can’t wait to try your recipe for pork and slaw for the best Sunday dinner!

  7. I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes. We love pulled pork so Ill have to try this.

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