This is one of my favorite recipes to make in a slow cooker.
It is absolutely the easiest meal to put together and it tastes so good.
Honestly it takes just a few minutes to set up, which I love. I then set it on low all day while I’m at work. I get to come home to my apartment smelling yummy and delicious.
Now I realize this might be a recipe that most people have used themselves. I am sharing this because for me it was new. About a year ago I was having dinner at a friend’s house. She had made pulled pork in her crockpot and it was so good. I couldn’t wait to make it myself. And I have…several times.
Here is what I use.
A funny little story about my slow cooker…I was in college and my birthday was coming up. My Grandma was trying to get ideas from me of what I might want for my birthday present. A slow cooker was what came to mind. Thinking back you would think that I used it in my dorm room. But I didn’t. In fact my first time using it was 8 years later. I think I made Beef Stroganoff. Oh I’ll have to make that soon. Another really good slow cooker recipe. Anyways, am I glad that I have my slow cooker? Yes! Do I wish I would have started using it earlier? Yes! Am I taking advantage of having it now? Yes!
On to the recipe:
I start the pork by seasoning it on both sides with salt and pepper. Then put the pork roast in the slow cooker.
I like to add a little bit of moisture with some chicken broth. I’ve never measured how much I put in but maybe half a cup. I also squirt the top of the roast with barbeque sauce. I use Original KC Masterpiece because that is about the only BBQ sauce I ever buy. Obviously any bbq sauce would work for this.
This picture already has the chicken broth in it. As you can tell I don’t use very much at all.
I like to cook mine on low while I’m at work. This means it’s in the slow cooker for about 10 hours. Yes, that’s a long time. But the meat is oh so tender when I get home.
It literally takes 30 seconds to shred with just a couple of forks. I love it!
Doesn’t that look scrumptious?
What’s awesome is I can make 6-8 sandwiches out of one pork roast. And it’s so cheap to make. Bonus!
Here is the recipe.
BBQ Pulled Pork
- 1 pork roast (maybe 3-ish lbs)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- barbeque sauce (enough to cover the top of the roast)
- salt and pepper
- Season both sides of the pork roast with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker.
- Pour chicken broth around the roast.
- Squirt enough barbeque sauce over the roast to cover.
- Set on low and walk away. I usually cook mine while I’m at work so it cooks for 10-ish hours. It’s probably done closer to 7 or 8 though. You can probably turn your slow cooker to high and cook it even faster.
- Once done, use two forks to shred the pork. It should be so tender that it takes no time at all to do this.
I always eat my pulled pork as a sandwich but am looking for new ways to try it. I’ve thought about nachos or maybe a stuffed potato. I think I might have to try that next time.
How do you eat your pulled pork?