Freezer Cooking: Freezer to Crockpot BBQ Shredded Pork

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An easy, versatile, delicious way to save time and energy!

Freezer cooking is a great way to save energy, time and money. Having meals ready-to-go in my freezer always makes me a little more “pulled together” than I would otherwise. Even if I’m going through a rough patch or have had a bad day, having dinner ready-to-go helps improve my mood and manage whatever I’m going through just a little more calmly and reasonably.

A “freezer to crockpot” recipe is a pre-assembled recipe that is frozen in a bag, defrosted, then just dumped into a crockpot and cooked all day. The prep is very easy, and can be done in bulk so you can put multiple dinners in your freezer at one time.

This freezer-to-crockpot pulled pork is exceptionally delicious and very easy to throw together. In November of 2020 after I broke my leg, this is one of the recipes I turned to to keep my household running. My kids did the batch assembling, and every morning they started the crockpot and poured the contents of the freezer bag into the crockpot. It saved us!

Be sure to label each bag with the month and the day of when you assembled and froze this recipe. Use within three months.

Advice for freezer cooking:

  1. Make sure you have room in your freezer.
  2. To shop for ingredients, use an online ordering service with a pick up curbside service.
  3. Clean off your kitchen counters and have all the ingredients out and ready to go.
  4. Work quickly to avoid food spoilage. Fill your bags and get them in the freezer within an hour.

To defrost, take the bag out of the freezer and defrost on your kitchen counter overnight – but not to exceed 7 hours. You can also defrost in the fridge for 24 hours or so.

Dump all the contents of the bag into the freezer and set crockpot to low for 8 – 10 hours.

Serve with rice, potatoes, as a topping for baked potato, rolls, as a filling in sliders, etc.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

An easy, versatile, delicious way to save time and energy!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 6


  • 2-4 lbs boneless pork loin roast
  • 2 cups bbq sauce I think Sweet Baby Ray's is the best
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • In a crockpot, combine all ingredients.
  • Cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
  • About an hour before serving, shred the pork either by using forks, or by taking the roast out and cutting it up with a knife and putting it back into the sauce.

Bulk Prep Instructions

  • To make this a freezer-to-crockpot recipe, assemble batches, each in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Simply put a full recipe in each bag. Freeze for up to three months. To defrost and cook, simply take the bag out of the freezer and let it defrost on the counter overnight. The next morning, pour the contents of the bag into the crockpot and set on low. Cook all day (8-10 hours).
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Shannon Vavich

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