So, if I left you on a cliffhanger by yesterday’s post I’m sorry.
But the pork did go on!
What I left out from the story was that after I paid for my pork butt (and dug deep into my barbecue sauce laden purse), I immediately retreated to the Whole Foods bathroom where I dabbed my purse with toilet paper, took some deep yoga breathes and then scurried calmly to the sauce aisle where I picked up a jar of my second favorite barbecue sauce ever—Bone Suckin’ Sauce.
And then I paid for the second time, got into my car and sobbed.
Anyway! All that is besides the point now because I still managed to make the pulled pork and it was absolutely delicious (and dare I say perfect?) in every way.
If you liked my pulled chicken, you MUST try this pulled pork. It’s kinda ridiculous. The bad part is that you really do need a slow cooker to make it, but the good news is that I bought one yesterday at Target for only $20 and it works great!
And trust me, this pulled pork is worth that twenty dollars alone.
It couldn’t be easier to make, too. All you do is rub your pork shoulder with a mix of spices and then stick it in the crock pot with the barbecue sauce and an onion and you’re set!
The end result is tender, saucy pulled pork with a hint of spice. Sunday night we ate it with some homemade cornbread and then yesterday I made sandwiches with the leftovers for lunch.
You need this pork in your life. You really, really do.
Saucy Crock Pot Pulled Pork
adapted from The Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook
2 lbs pork butt shoulder (ask your butcher if you don’t see it on the shelf)
1/2 bottle Lawry’s Baja Chipotle Marinade
1/2 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Rub the salt, ground mustard and cayenne all over the pork shoulder then brown the shoulder on all sides in a heavy pan on medium/high heat. This should take about 10 minutes.
Remove browned shoulder from the pan and place in a crock pot along with the chopped onion and sauces. Turn crock pot on high and cook for 6-8 hours. You’ll know the pork is ready when it falls apart when stabbed with a fork.
Remove the pork from the crock pot and shred with a fork then place back in the sauce and serve.Pin It