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3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork

3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork- Only 3 ingredients are needed for this super easy but delicious slow cooker meal: a Boston Butt, a bottle of barbecue sauce, and a can of Coke. That’s all.

3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork


Put these 3 ingredients in your crockpot in the morning and at the end of the day you have tender pulled barbecue pork that can be utilized in numerous ways for easy weeknight meals. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Literally!

Pulled pork is perfectly suited for the slow cooker. Low and slow is the best way to cook it.

3- Ingredient Pulled Pork on a bun with potato chips.

3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork Recipe Tips:

  • There is no need to pre-sear the pork.
  • If all you can find is a bone-in pork butt, that is fine. When the cooking time is done, the bone will be easy to remove and discard.
  • My favorite way to serve 3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork is on a bun with some creamy, sweet slaw. Delicious! This is a great coleslaw recipe for serving with pulled pork- Buttermilk Coleslaw.
  • You should get 8 servings or so of pulled pork, so you’ll most likely have plenty left over for a second meal. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
  • This is a great recipe to cook when you are going to be gone from the house all day. There is virtually no risk in overcooking a pork butt.


  • Use your favorite bottle of barbecue sauce and you can use Dr. Pepper or even root beer instead of coke.

Whichever you choose, this is a delightful meal for a busy December day! Leaves you more time for shopping and baking cookies. 🙂

Note: as with any crockpot pork, the sauce tends to get a little watery. If you like lots of thick barbecue sauce on your pork, have an extra jar of barbecue sauce on hand and add some just before serving.


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3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork

3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork

An easy and delicious slow cooker pulled pork using only 3 ingredients.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 8 hours


  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) boneless Boston Butt
  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) can coke


  • Place Boston Butt in a 6-quart slow cooker, fat side up. Pour barbecue sauce and coke on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Meat should shred easily with a fork.
  • Remove pork from crockpot and place in a large bowl or on a large plate. Shred with 2 forks. Discard any chunks of fat.
  • Skim fat from sauce and return pork to crockpot.


The pork will give off lots of liquid as it cooks. If you like lots of thick barbecue sauce on your pork, have an extra jar of barbecue sauce on hand and add some just before serving.


Calories: 425kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: crock pot pulled pork, slow cooker

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Originally published Dec 10, 2013.

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17 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork”

  1. dianna smith

    Am making it as I type this, why do you have to put it back in crockpot? No reason why and how long to leave it in.

    1. Ann wallace

      Return shredded pork to crockpot is to keep the shredded meat from drying out. The dish can then be spooned onto a bun. Hope this helps.

  2. Recipe: “3-Ingredient Crockpot Pork” – Instructions #4 – to return pork back to crockpot – Asking: WHY ??
    Am I missing something ??

  3. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Yum, can’t wait til I get to take all of our wedding presents (my crockpot being one of them) out of my mother-in-law’s basement and put them in our new house! Just a few months to go… This sounds great 🙂

  4. Does this sandwich ever look good! It doesn’t get much easier or much better than pulled pork, Christin — looks fabulous!

  5. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    I love easy meals like this now that I’m so so busy. Thanks for sharing, Christine, I’ll definitely be trying this soon ;–)

  6. We love pulled pork! And I’ve loved putting my slow cooker to use more lately! I have got to try this – it cannot get better or easier than 3-ingredients. This totally frees up time for more cookie- making. ; ) Thank you!

  7. Ari @ Ari's Menu

    This is exactly the type of recipe I need right now! When life gets crazy, I abandon cooking, but this is easier and faster than grabbing my usual Chipotle bowl. Looks delicious Christin!

  8. This sandwich looks so tasty Christin! I am a big fan of easy crockpot meals and love that this only has three ingredients – sounds delicious with the creamy slaw 🙂

  9. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This recipe is on! I can’t wait to get the crockpot going! Also love that little pickle on top, too cute.

  10. Now this is the kind of recipe I need! Super delicious AND super easy! Thank you for sharing! We’ll be making this soon!

      1. Deborah Barreto

        Game day! Go SC Gamecocks! So glad I found this way to do our southern tradition of pulled pork! Go Cocks!

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