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Pulled pork on a bun on a piece of parchment paper by sliced pickles.

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) Boston butt pork roast
  • 24 ounces (2 cans or bottles) root beer*
  • 9 ounces vinegar-based barbecue sauce (or your favorite barbecue sauce)**


  1. Place roast in your slow cooker insert (fat side up) and pour root beer over roast. Cover and cook on low for approximately 6 hours, or until roast shreds easily with a fork.
  2. Drain off liquid. Remove and discard any bones or excess fat. Pull, shred or chop pork. Return to slow cooker and toss with sauce, coating evenly.


  • * Cola can be substituted for root beer.
  • ** Use more or less sauce depending upon personal preference.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Slow Cooker
  • Method: Slow Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: 3 ingredient slow cooker pulled pork