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Memphis-Style Pulled Pork

Nothing welcomes warm weather like a delicious barbecue.  Unfortunately, I've yet to master our grill so this is my standby slow-cooker recipe for a very delicious Memphis Style Pulled Pork.

I originally clipped this recipe out of a newspaper and have adjusted it to my liking.  It is so easy and produces a very sweet and moist barbecue.  

Serves 6

1 medium onion
6 fresh garlic cloves
2 (14 oz.) can low sodium beef or chicken stock
4 cups (32 oz) Sticky Fingers Memphis Style Barbecue Sauce, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 boneless Boston Butt Pork Roast 

1.  Remove ends from onion and peel.  Slice thickly and place in slow cooker with peeled garlic cloves.  Stir in broth, 3 cups barbecue sauce, sugar, vinegar and pepper.  Add pork roast gently.  Cover and cook for 6-8 hours.  About halfway through cooking, I like to flip the roast to make sure both sides remain moist.  (Be sure to cook this roast a minimum of 6 hours to assure deliciously moist barbecue!)

2.  Remove pork from slow cooker and let it sit a few minutes.  Shred with a fork and remove fatty parts of the roast.  Serve on top of a toasted bun and accompany with remaining barbecue sauce.

This barbecue also pairs perfectly with one of my favorites, broccoli slaw!


  1. Ok, yum!! Is Sticky Fingers Memphis Style Barbecue Sauce something that is sold in stores? I'll have to look for it.

  2. What setting do you cook it?

  3. Good morning from Tokyo!

    As a gal who used to live in Memphis, I cannot tell you how many times Rendezvous came up as a potential dinner suggestion. There's something just very special about Memphis style bbq.

    Hopefully in our next move we'll have a big enough balcony~or a yard~so we can get back to grilling. Thanks for sharing!



  4. Carol- Yes, Sticky Fingers is brand sold here in GA but certainly any barbecue sauce would work in this recipe if that brand is not in your area.

    OFH-I cook the barbecue on low setting (6-8 hours)

    Elizabeth-Yes, there's no comparison to barbecue on the grill but this slow cooker recipe is pretty good too! Give my love to Tokyo :)

  5. Oh yum, this looks delicious and easy! My kind of recipe :) We're headed to Memphis In May in a couple of weeks-this will definitely get our palettes in the mood!

  6. Hey there!
    Thank you so much for stopping by TCB! I love this recipe-would you mind if I used it for next Friday Foodday and link back to your blog?