Guinness Pulled Pork

March 8, 2013 by Ali

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Friends, I’m pretty sure you’re going to need to try this next recipe in our Guinness Week lineup — Guinness Pulled Pork!

I made a big batch of this yesterday to share with my good friends and neighbors, David and Suzannah, who just brought the sweetest little baby girl named Ava into the world. I asked if they wanted tacos or sliders, and they requested the latter. So I brought over this pulled pork and some salad for dinner, and we spent a wonderful evening catching up on all things life and parenthood and faith and more — made all the better by the fact that I got to spend nearly the entire time holding their tiny 12-day-old sleeping daughter in my arms.

Goodness. It really doesn’t get much better than that. :)

It was such a joy to finally meet this sweet girl. But perhaps even more, I loved getting to see my good friends for the first time as parents. I think it will always be a wild and surreal and beautiful miracle to see friends I have known for years move into this new stage of life. But with each new baby born, it amazes me how much it just fits. I already have known for years that my friends are incredible people. So it’s only natural that they would become incredible parents! It’s just so cool to see this new side of their identity unfolding and growing, and it makes me all the more grateful to be a part of their community and lives.

For what it’s worth, David and Suzannah had seconds and even thirds of these little pulled pork sliders. So I think they come pretty highly recommended (yay)! Whether you’re staying in and making sliders, tacos or even a salad, or if you’re taking a meal to some friends, this simple slow cooker pulled pork is a great meal for the sharing.

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 4 lb. boneless pork butt or shoulder or loin
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (11.2) bottle Guinness extra-stout beer


In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper until combined. Rub the mixture all over the surface of the pork until covered.

Spread out the sliced onions over the bottom of the slow cooker. Then place the pork on top. And then pour the beer on top.

Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours, or until the pork literally falls apart on your pork. Serve on sliders, tacos, salads, or however you would like!

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, or freeze.

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork |

Guinness Pulled Pork |

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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49 thoughts on “Guinness Pulled Pork

  1. Awesome recipe. I used 2 bottles of Gunniess and let it marinate for 4 hours before cooking it.

    - Jeff

  2. Saw this on G+ and had to come over for a look. Sounds really good Ali. Pinning this one to my sliders board.

    - Lea Ann

  3. I made this for a football tailgate this weekend. I made 4 batches of it and it was all gone. Everyone loved it and I even had a friend from Memphis tell me it was amazing and he has had some good pulled pork.

    - Lynn Hall

  4. In the crockpot now….again. This is my third time making Guinness Pulled Pork within two months or so. My husband and I absolutely LOVE IT! Not only do I serve it on slider buns, I wrap the pork up in a tortilla or top a pile of crisp tortilla chips and with all the fixing: cilantro, avocado, salsa, sour cream and a jack & habanero cheese blend. I have also used this recipe using chicken breast (pulled). DELISH!!!

    - Crissy

  5. Oh my, I made this and my husband fell in love with me all over again! We loved it so much that I decided to try it with beef roast as well as with a turkey breast. They all turned out amazing! I just made the pork recipe again and my husband could not stop eating it! I am making it for my granddaughter’s birthday party. I know that it will be a HUGE hit! I also posted it and the link to your blog on my new blog. Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

    - Christina Smith

  6. Hi, Do you drain off the liquid at the end? I have a similar pulled pork recipe using a bottle of ginger ale, but I always drain the liquid and add a bottle of barbecue sauce.


    - Jennyroo

  7. In the crock pot now…put it on high because we want them today! But the house smells amazing and my boyfriend loves that it’s with his favorite beer!

    - Anahi Jimenez

  8. This was absolutely AMAZING! Made it Saturday afternoon to serve to company on Sunday for St. Paddy’s Day, and EVERYONE loved it and begged for the recipe! Thank you!

    - Stacey

  9. In my crock pot right now! Can’t wait to try it.

    - Sierra

  10. These look incredible! I’m going to be making them for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. Do you serve them with any garnishes or as they are?

    - ElizEast

  11. These look incredible! Love pulled pork and the addition of beer is just perfect.

    - Tessa @ Handle the Heat

  12. I LOVE pulled pork! What a great idea with the Guinness! Cant wait to try this way!

    - Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

  13. This BBQ even blew away my dad- self proclaimed “Q” expert :). We all loved it! I accidentally bought a butt with bone-in… And was 5.25 lbs. I cut into 3 big chunks and cooked them on low and were done in 8 hours.

    - Andi

  14. Made this today for dinner . . . holy moly!!!!! Absolutely delish! Served with homemade French bread rolls and cole slaw . . . thanks for the great recipe :-)

    - Sharon K

  15. These are for sure going on our menu for next weekend! My husband is running a marathon on the morning of St Patrick’s Day so this will be the perfect post-race meal :)

    - Tracey

  16. Very interesting recipe! I have to try this soon!

    - Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden

  17. Pinned for dinner this week! YUM.

    - Jen @ Savory Simple

  18. Heading out for some guinness!

    - Paula - bell'alimento

  19. I will have to try this after Easter (I gave up meat for Lent). I’d probably use chicken instead, but either way, this recipe sounds delicious!

    - Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book

  20. These sliders sound so delicious and so flavourful – all your recipes this week have been incredible!

    - Kathryn

  21. There can never be enough pulled pork in my world – I’m loving your guinness twist – yum!

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  22. Aww, you’re such a nice friend! And you even gave them options. Aww!

    And these look amazing. Pulled pork is a favorite of mine. And love the pictures as always!

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  23. Fabulous! These would disappear so fast at my house!

    - Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

  24. Amazing, your seriously tempting me to hit the store and make this for tomorrows dinner Ali!!

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  25. I love this idea! Who said St. Patrick’s Day was all about corned beef?!

    - marcie@flavorthemoments

  26. I pinned it because I need to make it. Sounds amazing plus I like Guiness :)

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  27. I’m pretty sure if I made this for dinner my husband would be scooping it out of the oven!

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

  28. My husband would love me if I made this for me! Love the use of Guinness in it-never thought of putting that in with pulled pork!

    - Julia

  29. Your photos are looking great, Ali! My husband would love this recipe, but he never lets me “waste” Guinness on cooking. ;)

    - Natalie @ Oven Love

  30. I’m pretty sure that if my husband saw this recipe, he’d beg me to make it for him. Looks so good Ali!

    - Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

  31. I’ve had pulled pork before but I never thought to use Guinness in it! So cool and I may even have a few extra bottle lying around. With the cold weather we just had this would be an awesome dinner option to get going in my crock pot :D

    - Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

  32. Loving this recipe, Ali! I don’t pull out my slow cooker often enough, but this is making me re-think that. Your friend must have been thrilled!

    - Cookin Canuck

  33. Oh my lands!! I didn’t think there was a way to improve upon pulled pork, but I stand corrected!

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  34. Brilliant! I adore pulled pork!!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  35. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. These looks absolutely fabulous!! I just made pulled pork for a friend who is pregnant earlier this week! Gotta try this recipe next!

    - Little Kitchie

  36. what a great idea! I will definitely be trying this… perfect for st. patty’s day!

    - taylor @ taylormade

  37. Oh, I need this in my face. Stat!

    - Karly

  38. Oh. My. God. This sounds amazing!

    - Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

  39. I’m totally drooling over the idea of pulled pork right now. I wish I could snap my fingers or twitch my nose and make it appear in front of me!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  40. Looks Delish! Can’t wait to try this out. :)

    - Sundee

  41. Gorgeous shots, Ali!

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  42. Ali, you just made my Bacon Slayer a happy man with this recipe. Simple and perfect.

    - Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic

  43. This is very similar to my pulled pork recipe – simple and flavorful!!! I would pretty much kill for this right after I had a baby!! You’re such a good friend. :-)

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl