Monday, April 13, 2009

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow cooker recipes are a great idea for weeknights when you don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. You can simply pop your goodies in the crock pot before you leave for work, set it to low, and by the time you get home you have a delicious slow cooked meal ready to serve.

Nothing works better in the crock pot than PORK! This recipe makes a killer pulled pork roast that works well on sandwiches, over Texas toast or even just by its self with a nice salad.

Barbecue Pork Shoulder
from February 2007
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons hot chile powder
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco), or to taste
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (TOTALLY OPTIONAL)
1 garlic clove, minced
3 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
3 strips bacon, chopped (OPTIONAL)
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes including juice
1 bay leaf
Sandwich rolls
In small bowl, whisk together sugar, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar, chile powder, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Set aside.
In heavy, medium skillet over moderately high heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add onion, pepper, jalapeño, and garlic, and sauté until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Scrape into slow cooker.
Add pork cubes, bacon, tomatoes and their juices, and bay leaf and stir to combine. Pour sauce over mixture. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender, 8 to 10 hours. Remove bay leaf and use fork to break up meat before serving on rolls.
Cook's note: This recipe was originally prepared in an oval, 6-quart slow cooker.



Eric S said...


Eric S said...

We NEEDS to make this soon!!!