Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun Recipe

Pulled pork sandwiches are a favorite for many. However, they can be time-consuming to make and a little bit of a hassle. With this pork bun recipe, all you need to do is stick all your ingredients in your crockpot and let the magic happen.

We have previously discussed the magic of the crockpot in this recipe and we guarantee that it will work wonders for this pork bun. The mixture of garlic, chili powder, onions, topped with Worcestershire sauce will definitely pack a punch and make this dish savory. If you’re not into spicy food, you can eliminate the chili powder altogether. You can also add a teaspoon of sugar if you want it a little bit sweet.

You don’t have to feel intimidated. Making this pork bun recipe is definitely hassle-free. Just follow these steps and you’ll have a nice pulled pork on a bun in no time! Feel like experimenting with crockpot? Get your hands on this juicy crockpot steak!

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How To Make Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun

These hearty sandwiches are flavored with chili powder, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and cider vinegar. So delicious it’ll be a family favorite in no time!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 12 hrs
Total: 12 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 boneless pork butt, trimmed of excess fat, about 3 lb.
  • Kaiser or onion buns, halved and warmed


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. 
  2. Add onions; cook until soft. Add garlic, chili powder, and peppercorns; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. 
  3. Add brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke. Stir to combine; bring to a boil. 
  4. Place pork in crockpot, pour the sauce over pork. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 6 hours, until pork is falling apart.
  5. Transfer the pork to a cutting board; pull the meat apart in shreds, using two forks.
  6. Return to sauce and keep warm. When ready to serve, spoon shredded pork, and sauce over warm buns.
  7. Note: You can prepare the sauce in advance and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, proceed as directed.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 19mg
  • Calories: 41kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 113mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Vitamin A: 297IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute the pork for another meat?

You can definitely use a different type of meat with this recipe. Both chicken and beef work well as a substitute here. Alternatively, you could make this recipe vegetarian by using extra firm tofu as your choice of protein. However, extra firm tofu will only need 4 hours to cook.

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With minimal prep needed, this recipe might just become your new favorite. We love a good crockpot recipe since there's barely any time needed before allowing your crockpot to do all the work!
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