Brilliant BBQ Hack Makes This Beer-Infused Pulled Pork Recipe Unmatchable


Laura in the Kitchen / YouTube

Laura in the Kitchen / YouTube

Have you ever had a BBQ recipe that just stuck with you? It was so flavorful, so tender, so moist with crispy edges and the perfect amount of sauce. Ah, I can see it now…


Anyway, enough of my daydreaming. I’m about to introduce you to another one of those recipes. One that will make your heart sing. It’s a BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a spicy slaw that you won’t be able to get enough of.

This recipe comes from Laura Vitali from Laura in the Kitchen on YouTube, and it is probably the most heavenly pulled pork I have ever tried.

The secret? There’s two. One, the pork is cooked in beer, giving it a unique flavor and a ton of tenderness. Two, it’s pre-cooked in a slow cooker before it finishes on the grill, adding to that fall-off-the-bone effect.

Wanna get to making this yourself? Let’s get started.

For the BBQ pork:

  • boneless pork shoulder
  • beer (Laura suggests an amber, but anything that isn’t too bitter or fruity will work great here)
  • sliced onions
  • smoked paprika
  • brown sugar
  • dried mustard
  • granulated garlic
  • salt
  • BBQ sauce

For the spicy slaw:

  • shredded coleslaw mix
  • jalapeño
  • scallions
  • sugar
  • celery salt
  • mayonnaise
  • apple cider vinegar
  • granulated garlic

For the full amounts of each ingredient, visit Laura’s website by clicking here.

To make the slaw, watch Laura’s video below. It’s pretty self explanatory and it pairs perfectly with this sweet and tangy BBQ pork.

Now on to making the pork. Cover your pork shoulder generously in your spice mixture (brown sugar, paprika, dried mustard, garlic, salt), and place it in your slow cooker.

Layer in your sliced onions and pour in your beer. Cook on high for about 6 hours, or until the pork falls apart.

Laura in the Kitchen / YouTube

Remove the pork from the slow cooker and allow it to cool enough for you to handle it. Shred the pork as fine as you want it, discarding fatty pieces, and place it in a large grill-safe dish or pan.

Add your barbecue sauce and some of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker, and cook this on the grill for about an hour until the sauce thickens and the edges crisp up. 

There you have it, the best BBQ pulled pork you’ve ever tasted. Be sure to watch Laura’s video below for more tips and tricks, and then give it a try yourself!