Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
If there is pulled pork on the menu at a restaurant, I can almost guarantee that my boyfriend will at least seriously consider ordering it. And many times, he does end up getting it. I'm not a big fan of pulled pork. I'm not generally a big BBQ sauce fan, nor do I like pork really. Every once in a while I like to indulge my boyfriend's cravings, however, so I cooked this up when we had dinner with friends a while back and it was pretty delicious. Part of it has to do with using Stubb's BBQ sauce - the only brand I actually enjoy the taste of.
Every time I put up a BBQ recipe, some of my friends lament the fact that they don't have a barbecue. This slow cooked pulled pork recipe is for them in particular. With Fourth of July on Thursday, I wanted to share this recipe. It's not hot off the grill, but the delicious flavors will quickly make you forget that detail!
- 4 Pounds pork shoulder roast
- 1 bottle BBQ sauce
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juic
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- buns and spring mix for serving
Place roast in slow cooker. Cover with water. Cover. Cook on high 5 to 6 hours or low 10 to 12 hours.
Remove roast from slow cooker. Place in a 9 by 13 pan. Remove fat. The large section of fat should be falling off (see picture below). Shred pork with two forks. It should very easily come apart. Discard cooking liquid. Return shredded pork to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients (except buns and lettuces). Cover. Cook on low 2 hours or high 1 hour. Serve shredded pork on toasted buns with spring mix or by itself.