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BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker

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BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker: Cook in the crockpot with sauce, & and it’s one of the best pork steak recipes ever! So quick & easy!

 BBQ Pork steaks in the slow cooker are SO much easier than grilling, and they come out so tender!

BBQ Pork Steaks Recipe in the Slow Cooker

Friends, we all know that all of the recipes around here are quick and easy, yes? Well, if there was a word to describe that this pork steak recipe was even easier than ANY recipe on this blog, then I’d say it. So I’m just asking that you take my word for it!

Or… better yet, take a look at the recipe below, and you’ll SEE how easy it’s going to be.

Not Enough Time? If you don’t have time for a slow cooker recipe, then check out my Baked BBQ Pork Steaks recipe to speed things up!

This is so easy! BBQ Pork steaks in the slow cooker are SO much easier than grilling, and they come out so tender!

Honestly,  I think the hardest part of this recipe was walking to the deep freezer, to pull the pork steaks out to cook. 

You’ll find the full recipe card at the bottom of the post, but if you’re a visual person, don’t miss the helpful tips throughout the post!

How to Cook Pork Steaks

First, I added a little salt and pepper to the pork steaks, before putting them in the cooker.

Since my crazy-awesome parents gifted us with half a hog this year, we have an endless large amount of pork in our deep freeze. And because I didn’t think until the last minute to make pork steaks for dinner, I threw those frozen babies right in to the slow cooker.

She pours BBQ sauce right over her pork steaks in the slow cooker and cooks them for a few hours. So tender! Great for crockpot or slow cooker meals.

Then, I literally poured the sauce right over the pork steaks. Set it, forget it.

 BBQ Pork steaks in the slow cooker or crockpot are SO much easier than grilling, and they come out so tender! These were so easy!

Tender Pork Steak Recipes

I’ve always been on a hunt for tender pork steak recipes, and before making these, I knew that cooking meats in the slow cooker, typically made them super tender. But for my husband to stop mid-bite to say,

“Jessica… these are really, really tender.”

I’ll have a hard time making these any other way. They were so tender that I’m even considering cooking them again, just to use the meat in a “pulled pork,” style of dish. They turned out to be one of the best pork steak recipes we’ve ever had.

HEADS UP: Our slow cooker tends to cook SUPER fast. (Even on the “low” setting.) So our pork steaks tend to be “done” after a couple of hours. But when I leave the pork steaks in the crockpot for a while (at least four hours) they’re literally hard to get out, without them falling off of the bone.

 These were SOOO tender! BBQ Pork steaks in the slow cooker are SO much easier than grilling, and they come out so tender!


BBQ Pork Steaks

BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker

Jessica Burgess
BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker: Cook in the crockpot with sauce, & after a few hours they'll be so tender they'll fall off the bone! Definitely one of the quick and easy pork steak recipes!
3.91 from 207 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 392 kcal


  • 4 pork steaks
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce we use Sweet Baby Rays
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rub salt and pepper on both sides of each pork steak.
  • Using a knife, cut a small slit or two in each steak.
  • Pour a dab of bbq sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker
  • Place a steak in the slow cooker and baste with a dab of bbq sauce.
  • Repeat the process and place another steak in the slow cooker, making sure each steak is covered with sauce.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until steaks are done. (Making sure internal temp of pork steaks reach 145 degrees, and allow to rest for 3 minutes before serving.)


*** Our crockpot cooks VERY hot, so there are times that the pork steaks are done in a shorter amount of time. But the longer the pork steaks remain in the slow cooker, they FALL off of the bone.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 29gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1165mgPotassium: 748mgSugar: 35gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword bbq, pork steaks, slow cooker
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

So if you’re staring at a package of pork steaks in your freezer like I was, or if you found them on sale at your local grocery store… you MAY want to give this a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Do you have the dinnertime blues? Let’s get rid of those NOW!

I’ve heard from so long,

“Jessica, I just need quick and easy recipes to make my family for dinner, and if you can tell me what to serve with it… that’d be even better.”

So I did it! I made a cookbook JUST FOR YOU! You don’t want to hesitate, because your dinnertime is about to get a LOT easier.


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I’ve been a huge fan of cooking deer meat, fried and in a pan on the stove. But I have to say that when I cooked this deer steak in browned butter and salt and pepper, my tastebuds were struggling with what was better! Get the recipe for this deer steak recipe HERE!

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BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker: Cook in the crockpot with sauce, & after a few hours they'll be so tender they'll fall off the bone! Quick & Easy!

75 thoughts on “BBQ Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker

  1. Ann says:

    Is the cook time listed for fresh or frozen pork steaks?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Ann! I actually did frozen pork steaks, but my crock pot cooks extremely hot, even on the low setting. So I’d check the internal temperature just to make sure!

      1. Jamie says:

        My Chop’s are frozen and on the thin and large size. Should I flip them? Thanks for the recipe

        1. Jessica says:

          Hi Jamie! I wouldn’t say they’d need flipped, because I’ve never had to do that. BUT… if you would feel better about flipping them, I don’t think it would hurt at all! 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!

  2. AMR says:

    Can the same recipe used for veal or beef chops.
    If yes would the cooking time vary.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hello there! You know, I’m not really sure. I’ve never made those in the slow cooker. However if you try it, I would just make sure that the veal or beef chops would reach the recommended internal temp according to the Food Safety website HERE!

  3. Isabel says:

    Would the time change if I made 2 pork steaks instead of 4?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi there! I wouldn’t think so, but it may not hurt to keep an eye on it. It all really depends on your slow cooker, and how hot it can get too!

  4. Kathy Inglis says:

    Thank you for this recipe. Pork steaks tend to be tough when just fried so this recipe assures tender and tasty pork steak!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh you’re so welcome Kathy! Thank you so much for dropping a note!!! XO

  5. Sheila says:

    Thanks for this, Jessica! I am making dinner tonight for a friend who just had a hip replacement. When I went to put the Country Ribs in the crockpot this morning, I discovered they weren’t Ribs at all … they were Pork Shoulder Steaks. I have never heard of them before but was thrilled to find your recipe and that they could be cooked in a crockpot just like my famous ribs.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!! I hope they turned out for you, and are tender as can be! 🙂 XOXO

  6. Leah Taylor says:

    I just found a pack of pork steaks in the freezer which my brother left here last week. Thank goodness I found your recipe as I really wasn’t sure what to do with them. They’re cooking now and the aroma is divine.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!!! I hope you love them like we do!! Thank you for coming by! XO

  7. Jasmine says:

    Is it okay to use frozen ones or should i thaw out?

    1. Jessica says:

      I used frozen ones when I made this recipe! Go for it! (Cooking time may be a bit longer of course, but not too much longer I’m sure!)

  8. Lisa Clay says:

    I just put them on ! My 19 yr old son insisted on searing them first! We’re so excited to try them. Will let you know how they turn out. Also added chopped onion and fresh garlic.😋Oh and just a tiny bit of brown sugar! Teehee!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmmmm!!! That sounds AMAZING! Thank you for sharing what you tried!

  9. Lisa Clay says:

    Just pulled them out after three hrs. They are perfectly tender and literally absorbed the flavor of the sauce. Thank you for the recipe I am sharing it with my daughters now.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!!! I’m so glad that you liked it!! I love a good tender pork steak!

    2. Brenda Turpin says:

      Did you cook them from frozen? One what setting? I can’t wait to get some and try this!

  10. Mlt says:

    I’m going in…. hope it all works out for me. 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay! I hope you enjoyed them!!

  11. Geekytaitai says:

    With the Polar Vortex now dipping down into the deep South, I had to try this recipe. We usually grill them in the summertime, but not now!

    I put those babies in the crock-pot frozen with my favorite BBQ sauce from Shoup’s Country Foods. It turned out perfectly with the meat literally falling off the bone.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh that’s wonderful! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them as much as I do! Thank you for coming back and sharing that you did!

  12. Robin Groth says:

    Jessica, My daughter wants to make pulled pork sliders for a football party this weekend since her hubby loved the pulled pork we made from the pork shoulder roast we had in freezer. All I have left is 5 pork shoulder steaks from our half of pig. Can I cook these like you said and just pull them after they are done? Or should we just buy another pork shoulder roast? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Jessica says:

      I’m so sorry I’m just seeing this Robin! I’m sure you’ve already tried something by now???? But just in case, I don’t see why you couldn’t use the pork steaks! When I made them, it was amazing how the pork steaks just fell apart. But they may not give that “pulled pork” texture that you’re looking for?? They may… but I’m not sure. It also may not make as much pulled pork as you’re wanting, if there’s not a whole lot of meat on each steak?? I can’t wait to hear what you ended up doing!

  13. Lakreisha says:

    I made this for dinner and they turned out great

    1. Jessica says:

      Wonderful!! I’m so glad that they did! Thank you so much for coming back here to let me know! 🙂

  14. Brooke says:

    Do you think this would work with pork chops?

    1. Jessica says:

      I don’t see why that wouldn’t work!! Sounds delicious to me!

  15. Bryant says:

    Can you use Wyler’s instant bouillon cubes instead of salt and pepper I know I used them in my homemade beef stew and it worked

    1. Jessica says:

      I don’t see what it would hurt! Sounds pretty good to me!

      1. Bryant Wilson says:

        Ok I’m trying it I’ll let you know how it turned out

  16. Kathy Fry says:

    5 stars
    Yummy! I just got 6 steaks for 5.60 @ Staters in California.

    I never cooked Pork Blake steaks before but the price was right so I bought two packs and thought I’d better Google a recipe. Here I am.

    Thanks for the recipe, we love Baby Ray’s too! I hope I have enough energy to do this recipe…. just kidding lol

    Have a great day!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!!!! What a deal!! I’m so glad you found this recipe. I bet you’ll love it. Thank you for dropping a note to let me know!

  17. Jennifer says:

    Trying now sounds fast, easy and good.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good! I hope you love it as much as we do! Thank you!

  18. Joseph Daniel says:

    5 stars
    It’s a little before midnight and I have salt & peppered my pork steaks and am fixin to put eight of em in my crock pot. Going to cover the bottom with County Fair barbecue sauce then put my pork steaks in as per your recipe. I’ll be basting each one with some sauce and pouring a little more on top of it all. Varying just a little bit I will add a few chopped onions, sweet green pepper and a little brown sugar. After 6 hours on low heat I will serve w/ corn on the cob, brown beans, coleslaw and some fried okra. Some hot biscuits for sopping that BBQ sauce gravy and some sweet ice tea will set everything off just fine. Lord have mercy…I may just hafta throw together a lemon icebox pie to enjoy for dessert about an hour and a half after we finish our main course. A male cooked Monday night delish supper in Tennessee.

    1. Jessica says:

      Ahhh! This all sounds amazing and I can’t wait to hear how it all turns out!! Thank you for sharing all of that too. Now I’m super hungry! 🙂

  19. 5 stars
    I’ve just found your recipe and I hope my pork steaks are as good as yours, they do smell delicious I must say! 🤞🤞🤞

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!! I hope they turned out great for you too! Mmm… I know exactly what smell you’re talking about! SOOOOO good! Haha! Thank you for coming by and dropping a note!

  20. Tracey o'sullivan says:

    4 stars
    Hi there thanks for the recipe, saw this and decided we were making them for tea tonight! They sound absolutely amazing. Ive always cooked pork steaks in a pan on the hob or under the grill and can never get them tender enough and they tend to be slightly chewy so we rarely have them. Heres hoping this recipe will revive my love of pork steaks.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Tracey! I hope you loved them and thank you for dropping a note to let me know you were going to give them a try! I love hearing from those that do! XO

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