Thursday, May 30, 2013
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Look back over my blog, I can't believe I'd never posted this recipe. This is one of my go-to recipes, I make it often. Pulled pork is delicious, and so easy on the budget. I usually pick up a 4-lb roast at the store, and freeze half of it. A 2-lb roast will make 2 good-size sandwiches for the hubby and 1 for me (that's 1 dinner). That leaves enough leftover for pulled pork hash or pulled pork pizza the next night. 4 meals out of 1-$8 roast. You can't knock that! The hubby hates leftovers, but doesn't seem to mind when I turn them into something completely different. I, in turn, get the feeling that I beat the system.
I've made this for numerous people in our family, including very picky eaters. Everybody scarfs it right up. There's something very universal about barbecue. Or maybe just very American. Whatever the case, this is being turned into pulled pork pizza tonight. Yummy! Bonus: a 20 minute arm workout kneading the homemade pizza dough :)
1- 2lb pork shoulder
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup beer (you can substitute chicken broth or water)
1 cup BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's)
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1. Combine pork shoulder, onion, and beer in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low 6-7 hours (or until very tender).
2. Remove pork from slow cooker. Using a strainer, drain excess liquid from meat. Place pork back in slow cooker. Shred meat using 2 forks.
3. Combine BBQ sauce through soy sauce in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Add to pork mixture in the slow cooker. Stir to coat meat. Place lid back on meat, turn heat to "Warm", and let sit 30 minutes.
4. Serve on hamburger buns, garnish with cilantro.
*Recipe adapted from All You*