Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork



I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend. One of my favorite parts of summer is all the outdoor BBQs. As summer comes to a close, I know the grill will be used less and less, however one of my favorite BBQ cheats is to make BBQ pulled pork in a slow cooker. You can make it year-round, but it always kinda feels like summer to me. This recipe is the best one I've tried.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: about 9 hours

INGREDIENTS:

1 3-4-pound boneless pork loin
1 onion, sliced in half, then thinly sliced
1 12-oz. can cola (Dr. Pepper and Root Beer work too--Diet or Regular)
20 oz. of your favorite BBQ sauce (about 1/2 a large bottle)
Seasoned Salt
Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray and place sliced onions in the bottom. Rinse pork loin and pat dry with paper towels. Coat pork with a layer of seasoned salt and pepper. Place on top of the onions.

In a medium sized bowl, mix the half bottle of BBQ sauce and the can of soda. Pour the fizzy concoction on top of the seasoned pork loin in the slow cooker.

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until meat is fork tender. When the meat is tender, remove from slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Shred with two forks, then return to slow cooker and stir to combine with onions. Cook another 30 minutes.

Serve on your favorite buns and plate it up with all your favorite BBQ fixins' (baked beans, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob...). ENJOY!

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