Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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This is a recipe I found on Recipezaar. I use recipezaar for every recipe I need. It's a great recipe site and the rating system makes picking a tastey recipe a breeze! I find this recipe takes about 14 hours or more if I cook on LOW, and 10-12 hours if I cook on HIGH. It will, however, depend on your crock pot. In my opinion, using a fattier Pork Butt/Shoulder works well, as it enhances the flavor and creates tenderness. I have also used Dr. Pepper/Rootbeer in place of Ginger Ale and it comes out the same. Enjoy!



Crock Pot Pulled Pork (Thanks duonyte!) Serves 10, Prep-Time 30 min. Cook time 10-14 hours



Ingredients

4 lbs pork roast (shoulder or butt)

2 large onions

1 cup ginger ale

1 (18 ounce) bottle favorite barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)

barbecue sauce, for serving (optional)



Directions



1-Slice one onion and place in crock pot.



2-Put in the roast and cover with the other onion, sliced. Pour over the ginger ale. Cover and cook on LOW for about 12 hours. (takes longer on LOW for my crockpot)



3-Remove the meat, strain and save the onions, discard all liquid. With two forks, shred the meat, discarding any remaining fat, bones or skin. Most of the fat will have melted away.



4-Return the shredded meat and the onions to the crock pot, stir in the barbecue sauce. Continue to cook for another 4 to 6 hours on LOW.



5-Serve with hamburger buns or rolls and additional barbecue sauce. Any leftovers freeze very well.



6-TIP: freeze ready-made sandwiches - a scoop of meat on a bun, well-wrapped. These make a great quick meal or snack. To reheat, remove wrapping, wrap in a paper towel, and zap 1-2 minute in the microwave.



7-Note: Shoulder or butt are recommended because the meat shreds very well. Other cuts do not shred as readily. It is a fattier cut, but the fat melts away in the cooking and is poured away when you discard the liquid.



8-Note 2: I have an older, smaller crock pot. The above times work perfectly for me. But if you have a newer or bigger crock pot, you may need to revise times downward, esp. after the bbq sauce is added. I think you need at least a couple of hours for it all to meld, but that may be all you need.

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Aryn - posted on 02/09/2009

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sounds good !! I always make my spaghetti sauce with a pork butt roast...I agree about the fat ..it adds alot of flavour and is a more tender cut!

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