Dec 16, 2010

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

Can I tell you how much I LOVE my crock pot?! It is the best way to cook ever. Except I have a hard time finding recipes for it. They all seem to include cheese, sour cream or cream of chicken soup for some reason, I hate all of those. But I still use my slow cooker alot because I can make roast or stew or chili, and one of my favorite recipes, BBQ Pork sandwiches. These things are so delicious. I found the recipe on a food website that I browse through often, and I tweaked it a little bit.

Here is what you need to make it.

Pork roast
Ginger ale
1 -18 oz bottle Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce
(Full recipe at bottom of post)

So first you get out your crock pot, mine is a bigger sized one so I love that. Put on a crock pot liner (if you don't have these, get them NOW, they are the best, you barley even have to clean up with them, you can use them with soup and everything).
Once you have the liner down put in half of your onion. Now the recipe calls for two onions, but my gosh that is a lot of onions, especially if your like me and buy the big ones. So I usually only use one, if that. I usually slice them up in rings. But today I had this one big onion that I had already taken a little portion out of and it ruined the ring slicing. so I just cut them however. Its no biggie.

Then once you have like half of your onion or so at the bottom stick in you pork roast. The recipe says 4 lbs, I have used like 5 or 6 or even 3 1/2  lbs before. It doesn't really matter, just put more BBQ sauce in at the end accordingly. I am not sure how big this one is. I got a deal on this huge thing of pork roast so I used half of it a month or so ago and then put the other in the freezer, its probably close to four pounds though... I make a few slits in the roast so it will cook evenly and then place it on top of the onions.

Now pour the ginger ale all over the pork. The recipe calls for one cup, but I usually do around two or so. So pour that in the crock pot, then I add some water to it as well so your liquid is about half way to 3/4 of the way around your pork. Now place the other half or so of your onions on top of the pork roast, cover and cook on low for about 6 to 7 hours. The recipe says for 9 hours, but it doesn't take that long, unless you have a really old crock pot.

So I usually start my roast at around 9 am, Then around one or so I flip the roast over. I then let it cook until around four or so. At four I take the roast out and shred it, I shred the onions with it too, but if you don't want them in there you can take most of them out. The pork should be like so tender that it just falls apart and shred easily. Drain the liquid in the crock pot, then place the shredded pork back in the crock pot and then pour 1 bottle of the BBQ sauce all over it and stir. Cover and cook on low for about 1 1/2 to 2 more hours (I usually take it out at like six if you started at nine).

The recipe suggested Sweet Baby Ray's and I am so glad it did, I can't have too sweet of BBQ sauce and this one is just right. It is super good. I don't think I can ever buy another brand of BBQ sauce after trying this brand. But if you have another brand you like, you can use that too, but  I would suggest Sweet Baby Rays.

Now your pork is done. I serve it on toasted buns and it is sooo good. Best sandwiches ever! And while there was a lot of writing, it really isn't hard, Jeremy says I take a while to tell stories and to describe things, so sorry!

Original Recipe from (love this website)
Click here for full recipe.

(My suggestions are in parentheses)

4 lbs pork roast
2 onions (I use one)
1 c. ginger ale (I use around 2 c. myself)
1- 18 Oz bottle BBQ sauce (Recommend Sweet Baby Rays)

Slice Onion and put in crock pot. Put in roast. Then cut up other onion and place on top of roast. Pour in ginger ale (and I put in 1 c water as well). Cook on low for about 9 hours ( or 7 if you have newer crock pot) Remove meat and onion, shred and then remove all liquid from crock pot. Put meat back in and pour in BBQ sauce, stir. cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours more.

On a side note, 2 people from Canada, 1 person from Italy, 1 person from Spain and 1 person from Brazil have viewed my blog. Now I am sure it was just by accident and they probably just hit the 'next blog' feature and mine came up, but still I was feeling pretty cool.


Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Holy Cow, this looks like it might be the BEST pulled pork recipe of all times! Thanks for sharing! Yum Yum!

Mari said...

And another visitor from accident..
This recipe pulled me in!
Thanks for sharing.

Would love you to link it up to my premier Food Fight Link party!
Happy Holidays

Elizabeth said...

Yummy! I love pulled pork! Quick and easy for the crazy week ahead! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

DANA said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, and that pulled pork looks delish! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
-Dana Jean

Stacy said...

Thanks for linking up again! This looks amazing. Ihouldn't blog when hungry :) I {heart} my crock pot too.

DANA said...

Hello again! Thanks so much for linking up at saturday Mornings! You were featured today so make sure to come check it out and get you button! Congrats and happy holidays! Love your blog!

Jenni said...

This looks so, way good! I just made pulled pork last night and it wasn't as good as yours looks! I will definitely be trying your recipe next time!

And I think I may be second picky to you! I also love my crock pot but hate most of those casserole-y ingredients! You're not alone!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I'm totally bookmarkin this recipe so I can try it ASAP! Thanks for sharing :)

Angie said...

Yum! I will put that on my grocery list for next week : )