BBQ Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is sooooo tasty, and pretty easy to do since it uses a slow cooker. It does take quite a long time so you do have to plan it out a bit, but I just threw it in before bed one night, and cooked a bit longer the next morning. It was ready and waiting by dinnertime! And really, really flavorful. We’ve made this a couple times already and will definitely keep it on file. Makes for perfect pulled pork sandwiches, to add to salads, or really just eat plain out of the pot.

BBQ Pulled Pork

Makes 10 servings (a lot!).
Recipe courtesy Tasty Kitchen

4 pounds boneless or bone-in pork shoulder
1 onion, chopped
1 bottle barbecue sauce (my favorite is the Trader Joe’s Texas BBQ Sauce…mmm)
8 ounces ginger ale
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl to make the dry rub (I only needed about a quarter of the amount, but saved the rest and have been using it as a rub elsewhere, or just to have on hand when we make this recipe).

Chop the onion and place half in the bottom of slow cooker. Coat pork with the rub. Put the pork on top of top of onions, and top with the rest of the onion. Sprinkle more rub over it all. Pour the ginger ale over the top, cover, and cook on low for 12 hours, stirring occasionally if possible.

Transfer pork to a large bowl or cutting board. Use two forks to shred the meat. Remove and discard the bone, if necessary. Sprinkle more rub over the shredded meat. Put the pork back in the slow cooker and sprinkle with more rub. Dump in an entire bottle of BBQ sauce (mmmm), stir, and cook on low for another six hours, stirring occasionally if possible.

~ by spontaneoustruth on August 24, 2011.

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