Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ

Being a southerner, I am well aware that pulled pork is the pinnacle of barbecue, but who really has time to man a grill all day to deliver up tender pulled pork perfection?  Not me.  I do, however, own a crock pot and a lot of ambition.   So, borrowing heavily from an internet recipe, I went to work.  Ten hours later, we were rewarded with tender and tasty pulled pork.  It’s not quite on par with Alabama’s best, but it was definitely well received and quickly devoured.

A pulled pork recipe made with pork roast and barbecue sauce, along with onions and other seasonings.
Serves 5-6

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 lb pork roast
  • 2 onions, sliced, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • olive oil spray
  • water
  • 14 oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Place one sliced onion at the bottom of Crock Pot.
  2. Spray roast with olive oil spray and rub with salt and pepper or rub of your choice.
  3. Place roast in slow cooker on top of the sliced onion.
  4. Cover with the second sliced onion and add enough water to fill Crock Pot two thirds of the way.
  5. Cover and cook on low 8 to 12 hours (I went 9 hours).
  6. Remove roast. Remove and discard bone and fat as well as any water, onions and grease remaining in pot.
  7. When pork roast is cool enough to handle, use a fork or your fingers to pull it apart until the entire roast is shredded.
  8. Return the pulled pork to the crockpot. Mix in the chopped onion and BBQ sauce and cover.
  9. Heat on high for 1-3 hours or until the onions are soft. (I went two hours)

Serve on on buns or as entree. Garnish with dill pickle spears and thinly sliced raw onion. You ought to have enough left for some sandwiches the next day!

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