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!