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Summer Party Easy Crockpot Barbecue

This recipe will serve 30 people a 1/2 lb of BBQ each (about one sandwich each) or will make 60 sliders.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 d
Total Time1 d 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party barbecue, barbecue for a large group
Servings: 30
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 15 lb Boston Butt Pork Roast
  • 40 oz of Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce any specific flavor you like - I use the giant bottles from Sam’s Club
  • 1/4 C heaping strawberry jam
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing mix powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 Tbs ground pepper
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • Salt to taste - but usually about 1 tbs.


  • 24 hours before you plan to serve the BBQ - place the Boston Butt Roast into a large (about 6 quart) CrockPot with the fat side up. If you use a smaller crockpot - you might need two. You want to be able to comfortably be able to put the lid on. Put the lid on and cook on low overnight. Do not add water or anything else - just plop it in there, put the lid on and turn it on low.
  • 4 hours before you plan to serve (this is give or take - test the roast first - it should fall apart with a fork - if it doesn’t , it isn’t ready for the other ingredients yet). Use a ladle and scoop out as much of the liquid in the crock pot as you can - until there is only about an inch left in the bottom. Remove the bone and discard. Remove any big unsightly chunks of fat as well ( I know that sounds gross - but it is what it is). Add all of the other ingredients all at once and then gently - oh so gently - so as not to turn your BBQ into mush - break up the meat and stir in the other ingredients.
  • Put the lid on and continue to heat on low until time for the party. Serve warm. I like to allow guests to serve their own from a chafing dish - but I have also served from the crockpot. Serve on small buns with sides of coleslaw, pickles, mustard, extra BBQ sauce or any other BBQ toppings your mates might enjoy!


If you would like to make this for a smaller number of people, simply cut the roast in half and cut the cook time as follows:  
7 lb roast - 12 hours on low total cook time
3lb roast - 8 hours on low


Calories: 250kcal