Monday, May 27, 2013

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Cookbook Recipe #51

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all those who have served our country!

It was not a nice day here in Illinois, on a holiday that most people like to spend outside by the grill. I decided to spend mine by my slow cooker. When I think of Memorial Day food I think of burgers, dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. I went for the pulled pork sandwiches. I was telling Phil that I do not know if I have ever had a pulled pork sandwich. Most people I know put onions in their pulled pork, so I usually stay away from it, just in case. And I have never made it personally, so I think this was my first time having one. A little crazy I know. It was very good, and topped with some coleslaw. I very much enjoyed it. I used a vinegar based coleslaw as I am not a fan of the mayonnaise coleslaw. I also changed up the recipe a little bit from the original in that I did not put the barbeque sauce in right away because I think that the meat soaks up the sauce to much in a slow cooker so I waited till the last hour to put it in. Instead of sauce going in right away I used root beer for the liquid which I think gave it more of a sweet taste. For, I think, my first pulled pork sandwich, I would say it was a winner.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Adapted from Crock Pot Slow Cooker Best Loved Recipes

1 boneless pork shoulder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 can root beer
1 18oz bottle barbeque sauce
Sandwich Buns
Your favorite coleslaw

Mix salt, cumin, paprika, onion powder, black pepper and red pepper. Rub on pork roast.

Place in slow cooker. Cover with root beer.

Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.

With one hour remaining  remove roast from slow cooker. Remove and discard any fat from the roast.

Place back in slow cooker and cover in barbeque sauce. Cook one more hour.

Serve on a bun with your favorite coleslaw.

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