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Slow Cooker Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork

Pulled pork with spicy barbecue sauce, spices, and beer all slow cooked to perfection. This spicy, sweet shredded Boston Butt practically cooks itself!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 2 pound bone-in Boston Butt roast
  • 12 ounce dark beer I used AmberBock
  • 1/2 bottle sweet & spicy BBQ sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin


  • Poke holes in the roast with a cook's fork and place in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the entire bottle of beer on the roast 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 barbecue sauce. Mix it all together.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes on low then serve. Add toppings, if desired.