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Guinness Pulled Pork

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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.

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Guinness Pulled Pork

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 600 minutes
  • Total Time: 605 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Let your slow cooker and a bottle of Guinness do the work to create the tastiest fall-apart-on-your-fork pulled pork ever. :)


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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 |

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79 comments on “Guinness Pulled Pork”

  1. 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. :-)

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

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

  4. 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!

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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. Brilliant! I adore pulled pork!!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

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

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

  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  21. 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!

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

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

  24. 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!

  25. Heading out for some guinness!

  26. Pinned for dinner this week! YUM.

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

  28. 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 :)

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

  30. 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.

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

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

  33. 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?

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

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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.


  38. 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!

  39. 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!!!

  40. 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.

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

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

  43. Made this earlier this week for St. Patrick’s Day. Not only is this delicious, it has many serving options. Most definitely a keeper recipe. Recipe was well written and easy to follow.
    Was wondering if chicken breasts would work well too. Thinking of chix sliders.

  44. Made this tonight. Just love the flavor that the Guinness and onions contribute to the seasoned meat. Sweet but not overly and also not too heavy the way a beer braised beef stew could be. Just perfect!

    • Thanks Heather, we’re so glad you loved this! Isn’t Guinness awesome? :)

  45. just curious… how does the guinness work for the pulled pork? just for taste?? 

    • Yes, it’s all about the taste – it delivers some seriously awesome flavor! We hope you enjoy! :)

  46. Just put this in the crock using Founders Breakfast Stout in place of the Guinness and two honrycrisp apples added in. 10pm can’t come soon enough.

  47. This was really great; Thanks for the recipe! I’ve had bad experiences cooking with Guinness in the past, leaving a bitter aftertaste but I’m glad I gave this recipe a try anyway since that wasn’t the case here at all! Delicious flavour and juicy, juicy, juicy. Thanks again!

  48. I think this is the recipe I will try for our annual at the lake cook off. I do have a ‘likely stupid’ question. How do you use the avocado, lime, lemon, cabbage and tomatoes…salad, condiments?

    • Hi Sam! It’s totally up to you — if eating these as sliders, you can put any of those condiments on the sandwich. Or you can add this pork to tacos or salads, etc. We hope you enjoy! :)

  49. LOVE this recipe. When I’m chopping the onions, my wife will hand me a red onion to slice thinly as well. She’ll throw those into some vinegar for a quick pickle. Throw them on top of the Pulled Pork and Hawaiian Buns, and I eat this for about 3 straight days. SO Good!