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Smoked Pulled Pork - Finished with Slow Cooker

Dad will thoroughly enjoy this smoked pulled pork! It is so much more flavorful than just throwing the pork in the crockpot! Best part? You don't need a smoker to do it. You can even do it with same process in the oven, if it's raining!
Course entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pulled pork,, slow cooker pulled pork,, smoked pulled pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Inactive time 15 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 209kcal
Author Beth Neels


  • 7 lbs pork shoulder or pork butt roast, mine was 7 lbs.
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 recipe dry rub, or use your favorite store bought pork rub link for recipe below
  • spritzer bottle with a mixture of 75% apple cider vinegar and 25% oil
  • wood chips for smoking
  • your favorite BBQ sauce to finish


  • Rub roast with salt and pepper. Then rub in the dry rub.
  • Set up grill. Add a metal container filled with water to the side of the grill that will be lit. In another metal container, place soaked pieces of wood. You can purchase hickory, mesquite and lots of other varieties. I use apple or cherry from my property.
  • Get the grill temp set to about 225°F. Add pork roast to the side of the grill that is not lit. (indirect grilling) Protect the edge closer to the burners that are lit with a piece of tin foil.
  • Spray with the spritzer well every hour, or so. Check temperature when it starts looking done. Internal temp should be 195° to 205°F. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Place roast in slow cooker the next day. Trim of any large fat strips off. You can add BBQ sauce, or sauce the pork when it is pulled.



Calories: 209kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 538mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.9mg