Friday, March 16, 2012

Slow Cooker Pulled pork

Something I love making because it's so easy, but we don't do it often because it's also time consuming. We are having the Elders over for dinner tonight so it's been planned, and makes a bunch. Goes great with some baked beans (which sadly I don't have a good recipe for yet, my mother in law doesn't let me make them).

3 lb pork roast
1 cup vinegar (I use white, but apple cider is also really good)
garlic powder
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf (I crumble mine but could be left whole, just remove it before shredding pork)
Hamburger buns
bottle bbq sauce (mine, one batch is pretty close for us)

Salt, pepper, and garlic powder all sides of the roast, and put in slow cooker. Add 1 cup of vinegar, and fill remaining with water (make sure it will stay covered during cooking). Cook on low for 12-20 hours (for 2 we do 20, with one we start checking at 12) or until tender and shreds easy

Remove pork to large bowl, and using 2 forks shred (just so there are no big chunks). Empty liquid from slow cooker, and replace meat, mix in bbq sauce, and heat until hot.

Serve on buns with pickles, if too dry add more sauce (ours are fairly wet, but does vary with brand of sauce)


  1. I bought a slow cooker four months ago and it is still in the box...guess I could break it in with this!

    Thanks! I needed a recipe:)

  2. I put a rub on my pork, and brown it before putting into the crock pot. Then I add a can of applesauce or other fruit that I have blended up and equal parts of salsa. I've also used apple cider if have it. It pretty much tastes the same whether I've used apples, pears or even fruit cocktail.