Slow Cooker Southern Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Recipe

whiskeyandwings July 28, 2017 0
Slow Cooker Southern Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Recipe


  • 2 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • .5 teaspoons salt
  • barbecue sauce, optional
  • 10 crusty rolls for serving


For pulled pork

  1. Cut the roast into 2-inch chunks. Season generously with the Cajun seasoning.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet and brown the pork pieces on all sides. Remove and place in the slow cooker. Leave juices in the skillet.
  3. Add the onion and crushed garlic to the skillet. Cook until tender.
  4. Stir one cup of the water into the skillet and scrape the bottom, getting up all the bits that have stuck.
  5. Pour the water with the onion, garlic and water from the skillet into the slow cooker.
  6. Add the rest of the water to the slow cooker along with the liquid smoke.
  7. Cook on high for six hours, or until the meat falls apart when pierced.
  8. Remove the pieces from the slow cooker and pull apart or shred with two forks.
  9. Return the pork to the slow cooker and keep warm.

For the coleslaw

  1. Combine shredded cabbage, minced onion, vinegar, mayonnaise, minced garlic, sugar, pepper and salt at least one hour before serving.
  2. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the sandwiches

  1. Use a slotted spoon to spoon out pork onto bottom half of roll. (Add some barbecue sauce on top, if desired).
  2. Cover pork with coleslaw.
  3. Serve.

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