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Feeding a crowd? This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is perfect for any gathering. Serve on sandwiches and freeze the leftovers for later!

Who else here is a huge fan of sandwiches?

My goodness, I just love bread. Put anything between two pieces of bread and I’m happy! I actually just remembered that I used to eat grilled cheese and pickle sandwiches, and I’m pretty sure we need to do this again.

Image of pulled pork on a cutting board

There’s something about shredded meat, though. You can do so much with it- we’re big fans of Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, Caesar Chicken Sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches… see a trend?

I don’t buy pork very often unless it’s on sale. But recently I’ve been wanting something different, so I caved and bought a 4.5-pound hunk of meat to put in my slow cooker.

Image of raw pork in a slow cooker with onions

The best part about cooking meat like this is you add a bit of liquid and seasonings and leave it alone for 8 hours. Then you come back to an amazingly-smelling dinner and you can’t wait to dig in.

That was seriously me with this pulled pork. I put it all in the freezer at first, but I had to try a little before freezing it. It was total perfection, and I think it had something to do with the seasoned salt. Or, as we like to call it, “Red Salt”.

Image of cooked pork on a cutting board

What can you do with pulled pork?

Sandwiches seem to be the most popular meal, especially with BBQ sauce. But you can use it in a Mexican dish instead of chicken, put it on a salad, or even on pasta.

What can you serve with pulled pork?

Depends on how you use it. If you’re eating it as a sandwich, I definitely recommend coleslaw. Now, I never knew how popular that was until recently… especially putting it ON the sandwich. That’s life-changing!

Other side items that go well are potatoes (Roasted or french fries), salad, pasta salad, or your favorite roasted vegetables. My go-tos are carrots or broccoli.

Image of pulled pork in freezer bags

How do you freeze pulled pork?

If you buy a huge piece of pork like I did (4.5 pounds), there’s a chance you’ll have some left over. Put 2-3 cups of pulled pork in a quart-sized freezer bag and label with the date and contents. Squeeze all the air out and seal, then lay flat on a cookie sheet before you put it in the freezer. That will let you stack multiple bags once they’re frozen to save space.

The next time you want to throw a party (or have a craving for a sandwich), give this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork a try and tell me what you think!

Want more freezer meal ideas? Check out the rest of the posts in my 25 Days of Freezer Meals series!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Feeding a crowd? This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is perfect for any gathering. Serve on sandwiches and freeze the leftovers for later!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound pork loin or pork butt
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup broth (chicken, vegetable, beef) or water
  • 1 tablespoon red seasoned salt

Instructions

  1. Lay the pork at the bottom of a slow cooker and pour the broth and BBQ sauce over top.
  2. Add the onions, and sprinkle with the seasoned salt.
  3. Cook on LOW for 8 hours, then shred and add back to the slow cooker.
  4. Serve on sandwiches, salad, or other desired meal ideas.
  5. To freeze, cool completely and put 2-3 cups each into quart-sized freezer bags. Squeeze the air out and lay flat on a cookie sheet before putting it in the freezer.
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