Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun Recipe

Jessica Published April 7, 2020

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 Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun recipe, all you need to do is stick all your ingredients in your crockpot and let the magic happen.

How To Make Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun

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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!
5 mins
720 mins
725 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


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

Nutrition Facts

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

Commonly 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.


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!



A food blogger with a strong passion for all thing delicious. Being able to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something complex and delectable brings me joy. It is my mission to show you how to do the same with the simple ingredients that you have on hand. Learn how to make restaurant-worthy meals, on a budget, and right at home!

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