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Spicy Slow Cooker BBQ

This slow cooker BBQ recipe is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet, with tender pulled pork that falls apart in your mouth. It's an easy and delicious dinner option that will have your taste buds singing.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
93% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Spicy Slow Cooker BBQ

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Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup (240 g)
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard (60 g)
  • ⅓ cup apricot preserve (80 g)
  • ½ cup chipotle pepper (50 g), canned and diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, diced
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 2 lb pork shoulder (910 g), or pork butt
  • 1 lb sausage link (455 g)
  • ½ lb baby back ribs (225 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 542
  • Fat 37g
  • Carbs 13g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 38g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for the sweet ‘n’ spicy sauce.
  2. In a slow cooker, place all protein and pour sauce over until evenly coated.
  3. On high, cook for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
  4. Portion any meat with a side of veggies and the spicy sauce.
  5. Enjoy!
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Spicy Slow Cooker BBQ

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