Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich

As it is getting hot here in AZ again I have to resort to cooking in my toaster oven or crock pot on most days. I found a great and simple meal to make that will be perfect for a picnic or get together. I made just a small serving, but this can easily be done on a larger scale.




You will need some pork loin, onions, BBQ spices, garlic powder and some barbecue sauce. I didn't have any bottled sauce on hand so I made my own. I did the prep the night before so the next day I could just throw it in the slow cooker and be on my way.




To make the sauce I diced up some shallots.




I put them in a sauce pan with some ketchup, tabasco, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and some salt and pepper.




I gave it all a stir and let it simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.




While the sauce simmered I prepped the rest of the ingredients.




I sliced up the onion.




I put it in a Pyrex dish to store in the fridge overnight. Can you tell I am still loving my Pyrex?




I made a simple rub for the pork out of garlic powder, allspice and some BBQ powder from Penzey's spices.




I put some lime juice on the pork and then rubbed it down with the spices. I put it in a ziploc bag to store until the next morning.




I got my BBQ sauce out of the pan and put it in the fridge with the rest of my ingredients.




The next day I got everything out and did the last couple of steps.




I cut the pork into cubes.




And added a little bit of Scotch to the BBQ sauce for that little extra something.




I got the onions in the crock pot first.




Then topped it with the pork and BBQ sauce. I let it cook for 6 hours on low and then just used a fork to pull apart the pork. It was effortless after the time in the slow cooker.




I served it up on a nice roll and it was delicious!

10 comments:

  1. too much ketchup for my taste

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  2. Simon Robert George HasteJune 10, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    That's a very good whisky you used there! Some would say too good for cooking. But the recipe sounds great so I'll give it a go, thanks.

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  3. I've been thinking of doing some pull pork soon!

    Thanks for the kick start!

    I never make mine the same twice but I have lots of fun!

    One thing I've done and a great deal of fun with take the liquid left after I remove the pork and reduce it until it is almost a paste - I call it my zippie goo jah! I tend to put a multiple kinds of hot peppers in the crockpot with the seeds.

    I have heard such GREAT stuff about the broccoli and cashews that it is one my list for the week!

    Stay KHOOL!

    Khyra's Mom

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  4. yummy! that totally looks so easy and delicious. is that something your hubby would eat? this looks like a great pot luck meal. it's on my list of recipes to try!
    thanks for sharing,
    puglette
    :o)

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  5. hi again, i also wanted to mention that i am going to try the steamer bags tonight! i was inspired by your recipes and all of the praise you gave them.
    :o)

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  6. YUM! Is this something the hubby will eat?

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  7. I love pulled pork! and I also have an old school mexican lime squeezer...too cute

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  8. i love pyrex. and pulled pork is a favorite around here. Great idea for the hot days. let the crock to all the work.

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