The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!

This is the pulled pork for non-pulled pork lovers. The sauce is just right, not overpowering and completely delicious!
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Pulled Pork Sandwich in a small plate on wood background

A confession?

Pulled pork is one of my least favorite sandwiches. Pulled pork is also one of Mike’s least favorite sandwiches.

See, here’s the thing. Everyone likes to go crazy on the sauce for pulled pork sandwiches, which Mike and I think make it too rich. Whenever we’ve ordered pulled pork sandwiches, they are so dripping with sauce that the bun is soaked and you can’t taste anything but the sauce.

That said, you can probably tell by now that if you are a sauce fan, this isn’t the recipe for you.

This, in my opinion, is a just-right pulled pork. I used a Berkshire boar roast from Irvings Farm Fresh to make it and I wanted the flavor of this amazing pork to shine and not be hidden behind cheap sauce.

The two main ingredients? Sweet Baby Ray’s hickory and brown sugar sauce and strong beer. No, you don’t have to go and find this exact beer, but a strong tasting beer is what I recommend.

bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's brand hickory and brown sugar sauce and a bottle of strong beer on wood board

See? Strong. Beer.

I actually don’t like drinking this beer, so it was perfect to use up.

close up bottle of strong beer showing its alcohol content

Even as I write this up, I still cannot believe that I loved these so much. I do NOT like pulled pork. Apparently I have to just make it myself. So, have I sold you on this yet?

Delicious – Magpie approved. Easy. Fast. Sure to be a hit. Did I mention that the leftovers are amazing the next day?

close up Pulled Pork Sandwich in a small plate

So give these a whirl my loves, it’s the perfect fall dinner! Do you have a favorite pulled pork recipe? What’s in it?

Are you a huge BBQ flavor, dripping with sauce kinda person or like me?

Happy Cooking everyone!

Love you more than chocolate,


The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!

This is the pulled pork for non-pulled pork lovers. The sauce is just right, not overpowering and completely delicious!
5 from 5 votes
close up Pulled Pork Sandwich in a small plate
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Total Time
8 hours 5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup beer
  • one 400-500 millilitres bottle ribs sauce
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1-2 TBSP more to add to the sauce later
  • 3-4 pounds pork roast butt or shoulder are the best


  • Combine all of the ingredients completely.
  • Place the pork roast in a crockpot; pour the ingredients over the top.
  • Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  • When the pork pulls apart, remove 1-2 cups of the sauce from the crockpot and place into a saucepan.
  • Simmer on the stove for 5-10 minutes to reduce it slightly. You can now customize the sweetness to your liking by adding more brown sugar!
  • While this is simmering, take out the roast and shred with two forks. Place in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the top and mix in. Here is where you can customize the taste to your liking, add more or less sauce.
  • Serve on fresh Portuguese buns (these are the best for pulled pork sammies!)

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 303mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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This is the pulled pork for non-pulled pork lovers. The sauce is just right, not overpowering and completely delicious! #pulledpork #slowcooker #beer #bbq

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Jane Dellinger says

    I cut a couple sweet onions into chunks and put the roast on top of the onions. Then chop them into the pork as I pull it. Also don’t add any sauce while cooking, but put sauce on sandwich to your liking. Onions cook down to soft and sweet…really good.

  2. Gale says

    I’m confused by ” 1 ml bottle ribs sauce 400-500″

    What does this mean? It seems like a typo.

  3. Caitlin Hanks says

    I like to use barqs root beer instead of water in the crock pot and then pull most of the liquid out and reduce it for a sauce.

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