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slow cooker honey pork

Slow Cooker Honey Pork: BBQ Sandwiches

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: BBQ


Slow Cooker Honey Pork: Cook Once, Eat Twice is an easy slow cooker pork recipe that takes just a few minutes to prep, and you can turn it into two completely different meals to maximize your time in the kitchen!


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup beer or chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. honey, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 3.5 lbs. pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 14 oz. bag of shredded coleslaw
  • 46 hamburger buns
  • for serving: bbq sauce, mayonnaise, pickle spears


  1. Slice onion in half moons. Chop garlic.
  2. Place onion slices in the bottom of a 6-qt. slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, beer (or chicken broth), 1 Tbsp. of the honey, and mustard. Pour over pork.
  4. Cook on high for 5-6 hours. When it’s finished, lightly shred with two forks and set aside at least 2 cups of pork for later in the week. Season with additional salt if necessary.
  5. A half hour or so before meal time, prepare the coleslaw. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and remaining 1 Tbsp. honey. Toss with coleslaw mix, stirring occasionally until it’s time to eat.
  6. When you’re ready to eat, heat large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each side of the bun and heat, mayo side down for about 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Top buns with pork, bbq sauce and slaw if desired. Serve slaw and pickle spears on the side


  • Get your kids involved! They can: stir together the pork marinade. whisk together coleslaw dressing and coleslaw.

Keywords: slow cooker pork, crockpot pork, bbq pork