20 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place roast in a 4-quart slow cooker; add 1 cup water.

Step 2

Cook, covered, at HIGH 7 hours or until meat is tender; stir with a fork, shredding meat. Add barbecue sauce and next 5 ingredients; reduce setting to LOW, and cook, covered, 1 hour. Serve barbecue on buns with coleslaw.

Ratings & Reviews

bendercath's Review

September 02, 2013
This is our family's go-to recipe for large gatherings with kids, friends, relatives ... anytime we need to feed a crowd and have some flexibility with timing. Guaranteed to be a huge hit every time!

dot121's Review

November 04, 2012

lomelindi's Review

December 12, 2011
This is a bit too hot for me so I decrease the hot sauce. It also works for beef. I use a chuck roast and cook it on low for about 6 hours before adding the sauce.

cece4118's Review

September 13, 2011
I have probably made this recipe 50+ times since it was published in 1996 or 97. Everyone always loves it and thinks I am a fantastic cook. It's one of my top 5 recipes that I know folks will want to have. I use pork loin, not tenderloin. I usually use Kraft Original sauce but will definitely try Stubbs because it is my fav. I cut back on the brown sugar because I don't like really sweet bbq. Share this recipe with a newlywed and start a new family tradition. It's one that definitely gets saved.

nannamerl's Review

March 06, 2010
This is the easiest and best bar b q sandwich recipe for a crowd. I just spent 20 minutes registering so I could add a comment. And like so many others, I had this recipe cut out and saved, lost in Katrina and can not believe I found it again. Wonderful. I make it just like recipe but today I am going to add onions as I saw in other comments. thank you for keeping this online

gadawgfanrn's Review

August 29, 2009
I personally don't care for bbq and my husband has been against eating this all week but I finally made it today anyway....and it was delicious! I put in a cup of chicken broth with my pork tenderloin but the broth cooked all the way down so next time I will put more. I also rubbed the meat with garlic salt ,onion powder and pepper before cooking. It was awesome!My husband is very picky and he smiled when he test tasted it before the sauce went in.(that is hard to accomplish and most people agree that I am a great cook).I personally would have eaten the meat plain. I was that good. I will be making bbq this way EVERYTIME!

JenBee's Review

February 01, 2009
Excellent and very easy. I use Stubb's BBQ sauce, adding some sauteed onions and green peppers and a little liquid smoke. If the sauce is too thick, I add some of the cooking liquid from the pork. This also freezes really well. Love this recipe!