Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pulled Pork

slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ 3 pulled pork sliders topped with confetti slaw and a dill pickle disc.

Dinner | January 31, 2019 | By

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pulled Pork ~ full-on bold barbecue flavor. Tender, juicy pulled pork braised in beer and Indiana’s #1 BBQ sauce, slow simmered for the ultimate football food. 

Is your Super Bowl playbook ready? I’m talking food of course. You’ll need plenty of dips,  a tray or three of spicy wings and perhaps this appetizer that’s been Readers #1 Choice 3 months in a row.

Wings and dips are good great, but by halftime, the party is going to need some solid sustenance. This Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pulled Pork is it. Full-on bold barbecue flavor, tender juicy pork seasoned and slow-simmered in beer and barbecue sauce for the best taste.

slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ 3 sliders with confetti slaw shown with JohnTom's BBQ Sauce.

Why beer? There’s actually nothing new about braising meat in beer. It tenderizes the meat and adds a depth of flavor you can’t get anywhere else. 

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 medium onion rough chopped
  2. 6 ounces beer (note 2)
  3. 1 cup favorite barbecue sauce (plus more for serving)
  4. Approximately 3 pound pork tenderloin
  5. 3-4 tablespoons dry barbecue seasoning (note 1)

Note 1: No premade dry BBQ rub? Blend 1 tablespoon each kosher salt, black pepper, chili powder and cumin, plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons paprika.

Note 2: Use whatever is your favorite domestic or craft beer.

Which  barbecue sauce is best? For these sliders I chose the one voted #1 in the State of Indiana by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and had zero regrets. These people know barbecue.

There’s no hand-holding with this recipe. Just load everything into your slow cooker and watch Pulled Pork magic happen in just a few hours.

slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ 3 sliders with confetti slaw shown with JohnTom's BBQ Sauce.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Rough chop the onion, add it to the bottom of the slow cooker then pour the beer and barbecue sauce over the top.

Generously season the tenderloin on all sides, give it a good rub and place it in the slow cover.

Cover and cook 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. After it’s finished cooking, carefully transfer the pork from the slow cooker to a plate or cutting board.

Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan then cook over medium to medium-high heat 8-12 minutes or until it reduces to about half.

slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ 3 pulled pork sliders topped with confetti slaw and a dill pickle disc.

Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker then fold in the reduced liquid stirring to combine (if you like it saucier, add a couple tablespoons of the original barbecue sauce). Serve it up with crunchy coleslaw, extra bbq sauce and tangy dill pickles and you’ve got your own halftime show.

Salted Caramel Boozy Brownies ~ fudgy boozy brownies drizzled with salted caramel. Starts with a box mix, ready for the oven in 5 minutes.

For dessert, you can’t go wrong with these Salted Caramel Boozy Brownies ~ fudgy, laced with Jack Daniels and drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Brady’s moves have nothing on this one.

Enjoy!

slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ Pinterest pin showing overhead of pulled pork slider topped with purple and green shredded slaw and dill pickle disc.

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slow cooker beer braised pulled pork ~ side view of slider topped with green and purple shredded cabbage, topped with a pickle.

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pulled Pork

Shredded barbecue pulled pork for sandwiches and sliders. Braised in beer and barbecue sauce for tender, juicy flavor loaded pork.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordslow cooker barbecue pulled pork
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Servings8

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion rough chopped
  • 6 ounces beer SEE note 2
  • 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce plus more for serving
  • 3 pound pork tenderloin (approx size)
  • 3-4 tablespoons dry barbecue seasoning SEE note 1
  • 2 packages slider or full size buns
  • Optional: coleslaw and dill pickles

Instructions

  • Note 1: To make your own dry BBQ rub blend 1 tablespoon EACH kosher salt, black pepper, chili powder and cumin, PLUS 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons paprika.
  • Note 2: Use whatever is your favorite domestic or craft beer.
  • Rough chop the onion, add it to the bottom of the slow cooker then pour the beer and barbecue sauce over the top.
  • Generously season the tenderloin on all sides, give it a good rub and place it in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on high OR 6-8 hours on low. After it’s finished cooking, carefully transfer the pork from the slow cooker to a plate or cutting board.
  • Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan then cook over medium to medium-high heat 8-12 minutes or until it reduces to about half.
  • Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker then fold in the reduced liquid stirring to combine (if you like it saucier, add a couple tablespoons of the original barbecue sauce).
  • Serve on slider or full size buns with extra BBQ sauce, crunchy coleslaw and tangy dill pickles.

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