cooked shredded pork marinated in honey whiskey
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Slow Cooker Honey Whiskey BBQ Pulled Pork

Sweet, boozy, easy-to-make homemade honey whiskey barbecue sauce on top of smokey, slow cooked shredded pulled pork. Practically cooks itself!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Keyword: pork, pulled pork, pulled pork recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


Honey Whiskey BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup honey whiskey
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • 2 pound bone-in Boston Butt roast
  • 1 cup Honey Whiskey BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin


Honey Whiskey BBQ Sauce

  • In a saucepan, cook the onion and garlic, low and slow, at medium high heat, until the onions are translucent.
  • Carefully pour honey whiskey in the saucepan. Once reduced slightly, add tomato paste, dark brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, and smoked paprika.
  • Let simmer for around 30-45 minutes until reduced. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, but still pourable.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Poke holes in the roast with a cook's fork and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. Save the other 1/2 tablespoons for later.
  • Cover and cook in the slow cooker on low for about 6 hours, or until fork tender. Slow cooker times will vary.
  • Drain the liquid into a bowl. Save about 1 cup of the liquid.
  • Using two forks, pull apart the meat into shreds, removing the fatty pieces (unless you like it, you can leave it in).
  • Add the remaining tablespoons of seasonings - 1/2 tablespoons of salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin plus 1 cup of the liquid. Add Honey Whiskey BBQ sauce. Mix it all together.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes on low. That's all folks!


Created with the help of Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 94mg