Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

Rich and delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers – the perfect comfort food! Serve with an Asian slaw for the ultimate dinner. 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

Hi there!! How’s life treating you this week? Everything is great (but buussssy here). Mind you, everyone’s always busy nowadays, right!? Anyway, I wish I could take credit for todays recipe – geez I wish I could. But nope, this one is all thanks to my hubby.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

You see, I LOVE baking. Ask me to make a cake, a slice, some biscuits, or a dessert, and I’m literally like a pig in mud. But ask me to make dinner and I’m all like ‘Why?…. Why?…. Oh why do we have to cook dinner every single night!!??’. I’m not the greatest fan of cooking dinner (which is pretty much why we eat a lot of frittatas, sushi, quick pastas etc).

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BurgersDave on the other hand, is an absolute kick-ass savoury cook. When I first met him (which was 13 years ago!!), he would cook me dinner on a Friday night and he would always make either lamb wraps or ravioli with store-bought pasta sauce. They were literally the only two meals he could make. Thank goodness over the years he’s pretty much completely changed into quite the MasterChef (and he’s going to kill me for saying all of this!!).

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

On the weekends, Dave is our kitchen-whizz. He’s the total opposite of me when he cooks. He takes his time, is really particular… and makes the HUGEST FREAKING MESS EVER. But that’s a whole other battle I’m not even going to tackle. I just love that he cooks me dinner.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers are a favourite of his to make. I always get excited when I see him whip out the slow cooker on a Saturday or Sunday morning – because there’s a fair chance these yummy burgers are happening. The pulled pork has the most amazingly sweet sauce… and the meat literally falls apart in your mouth. Amazing!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers

Dave usually serves these on toasted burgers or rolls with the BEST Asian slaw you’ll ever eat (a must-make). Oh and because he’s not the slightest bit fussed about carbs, there’s generally crispy potatoes on the side too. You can see why I love it when he cooks, right!? I definitely married well!

And so there you have it – Dave’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers! You absolutely MUST make these. Or better yet, get your hubby or kids to make it for you.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burger

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

A step by step guide to making deliciously sweet and juicy slow cooker pulled pork that's perfect for burgers, tacos and salads. 
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 180kcal


  • 500 g pork fillet see notes
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove or 1 tsp minced garlic, minced
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs mustard American
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce


  • Place the pork fillet into the base of a slow cooker (or crock pot).
  • Sprinkle the chopped onion over the top.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken stock, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour over the pork fillet.
  • Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
  • Use two forks to shred the pork fillet (it should come apart easily).
  • Stir the pork through the sauce and allow to cook for a further 20 minutes.
  • Serve with burger rolls and coleslaw, in tacos or salads.


Cut of pork - I recommend using a pork tenderloin/pork fillet for this recipe. You can also use a pork shoulder (which is a fattier cut of meat), but you may need to increase the cooking time depending on the weight as it's a much thicker cut of pork. 
Cooking time - Cook the pork and sauce in a slow cooker on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours.
Shredding the meat - By the end of the cooking time, the meat will be so tender that it will be easy to pull apart with 2 forks. 
Thickening the sauce (optional) - If you find that your sauce is still a little too liquidy at the end of the cooking time, simply dissolve 1 tbs of cornflour in a small amount of cold water and then stir it through the sauce in the slow cooker.
Storing pulled pork - Allow the cooked pork to cool before placing into the fridge. Use within 1-2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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34 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burgers”

  1. Sheree says:

    I know this will sound pretty obvious, but to serve more just double the recipe? Same cooking time? X

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yep that should be fine!! As long as you can fit it all in your slow cooker!! xx

  2. Helen Johnston says:

    This is so yummy. I made it for our family because the meat was on sale at the supermarket. The sauce was amazing. figure licking. It would have been even better if I had a good coleslaw to go with it but my husband and my daughter didn’t complain about my simple version. This will be a a family favorite from now on. Thank you so much.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! Thanks Helen! I’m so glad you liked it!! This is a yummy slaw that goes really well with it too (if you make it again!):

  3. Abbey says:

    Could you do it on slow for 8 hours??

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:


  4. Joan says:

    Hi there, what would be the recommended cooking time in a pressure cooker?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Joan, I’m not sure sorry! I don’t actually have a pressure cooker!

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