Slow Cooker Pineapple Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 15 servings

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This easy Slow Cooker Pineapple Brown Sugar Pulled Pork recipe is smothered in homemade pineapple brown sugar barbecue sauce! Sweet, tangy and so tender! 

Love easy slow cooker meals? Try my Crockpot Shredded Chicken or Crockpot Lasagna Soup next!

slow cooker pineapple brown sugar pulled pork on a bun on a plate with pickles on the side

I cheated.

You thought you were getting a new recipe, and all I did was find one more thing to douse in my favorite Pineapple Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce.

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I can’t help it! The stuff is amazing and everyone loves it. What can I say? Pineapple and brown sugar are a winning combination! And plus, now that I know you love pineapple as much as I do (like these No Bake Pineapple Squares and these Baked Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa), I’m not slowing down.

Pulled pork is one of our favorite meals here, any time of the year. This Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork has been our long standing favorite, but we just might have a tie. The flavors are so different in both of them that I think there is room for both of them to hold that #1 spot!

And if you’re looking for a basic recipe to use with your favorite barbecue sauce, this Crock Pot Pulled Pork is the one!

It’s summer, and I know you want to spend your day reading about my love for pulled pork about as much as I want to spend my day writing about it, so I’m just going to leave this recipe right here for you. Go make it!

slow cooker pulled pork in blue bowl with pickles and buns in the background
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

5 from 13 votes
This Slow Cooker Pineapple Brown Sugar Pulled Pork is the easiest weeknight dinner, perfect for a summer barbecue!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 15 servings
Calories 254cal


  • 3-4 lbs boneless pork roast
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or more if you like it spicy!
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  • Add pork roast to a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Pour water over and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  • Just before pork roast is done (or make in advance and keep in the fridge), make the sauce. Add pineapple juice, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, red pepper flakes, onion powder and salt to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened. Combine equal parts water and corn starch and gradually add to the sauce, whisking constantly, until desired thickness is reached. Keep in mind it will thicken as it cools!
  • Drain juices from the slow cooker and shred pork. Pour sauce over pork and stir.


This makes a large batch but feel free to halve the sauce and use a smaller roast or tenderloin. We love pulled pork leftovers and use it on everything from baked potatoes to pizza!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 254cal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 523mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. Susie Knese says

    I made this pineapple Brown sugar pulled pork and it is the best recipe I ever used. Iā€™m putting it on my planned meals all year long. Awesome

  2. Shelly Housley says

    This recipe is amazing!!! After reading a couple of reviews about it tasting a bit bland, I decided to add a can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate *instead* of the pineapple juice and the sauce was rich and so tasty! I doubled the recipe (still only using 1 can of concentrate) and served it for a crowd of 12 and even the pickiest kids loved it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe!

  3. Barbara says

    Family loved this recipe!! Didn’t have pineapple juice on hand but did have a large can of pineapple slices in 100% juice. Pureed the pineapple and juice and added that….came out awesome.

  4. Wendy p says

    Made this yesterday and the bbq sauce is absolutely amazing! A big hit!
    The only change I made was to boil the sauce for a while and reduce it by half, rather than thicken with cornstarch. Intensified the flavor.

  5. Julie says

    So question….I am wanting to try this recipe but…..I am wondering if the writer or anyone else has tried to ise Ace Pineapple Cider Ale instead of pineapple juice?

  6. Mariah says

    Hi there! My husband and I were so excited to try this recipe with the brown sugar and pineapple! We made it tonight and we are a little disappointed šŸ™ I followed the recipe to the T but it came out very bland almost no flavor tasting. I would like to try and make it again… Do you have any suggestions??? Thank you!

  7. Jen | Baked by an Introvert says

    I do not make pulled pork nearly enough. And I feel as though I’m missing out on some serious deliciousness. This pineapple brown sugar version sounds fantastic, Ashley. It’s even better that it’s made in the slow cooker, my favorite way to make dinner during the week!

  8. Mary says

    The slow cooker is the perfect cooking apparatus for the summer, it’s way too hot to turn on the oven but you still want and need a hearty meal. Pineapples are in season and I’m looking for every excuse to use them in all my recipes. Looks like I found a winner. šŸ™‚

  9. Jane Couric says

    The concept of this recipe is absolutely new to me, but it those look so good. Thanks for sharing .

  10. Dorothy Dunton says

    ! Hi Ashley! Oh yes, pineapple and pork! Great in toasted buns! Have you ever tried pulled pork nachos? If not, you should…so good!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      You know, I think I have, but I can’t actually remember! My husband would LOVE those — I will have to make some the next time I have a bunch of leftover pulled pork!

  11. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    OMG, if this is what it looks like when you cheat, I say keep on cheatin’ girlfriend! šŸ˜‰ This pulled pork looks like perfection! Super saucy and super flavorful! I could absolutely eat the entire crock pot of this shredded deliciousness! Nom Nom Nom! Cheers!

  12. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I love making pulled pork in my slow cooker…it’s one of those easy meals that tastes so darn good! The pineapple brown sugar sauce sounds like it would make any dish taste even better. I love the sweet flavors, looks SO good!

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