Who doesn’t love meat? Okay don’t answer that – I can name 5 people who don’t – all vegetarians or vegans or… well… babies (but they aren’t old enough yet to lay into a nice big juicy steak). I don’t know what it is – but I love meat. No pun intended. Anyway, I was perusing through the local chain supermarket, and what to my wandering eyes should appear but 3.5lbs of pork loiny goodness… AND IT’S ON SALE! Then a couple of minutes later I get this hunger. It consumes me. I must have it! PULLED PORK BBQ!!!
Now, there are many different flavor variations to your bbq. This is probably going to be one of the easiest make and let sit recipes out there because it uses one key ingredient that is completely customizable to you… your favorite bbq sauce. Now if you’re like me I’m a huge Head Country fan… if you’re not from the Southern (Central) US then you won’t know what that is – but let me just tell you – it’s heaven. Except when you get home and you find out that you’re out of it and you don’t have enough time to run back to the store and by some. So you make with what you have… which was actually not a bad choice. A few weeks ago, I raided my parent’s pantry when I came home for a visit and saw this bottle of bbq sauce just sitting there, calling out my name. If you don’t know, or can’t tell, I like bbq sauce… so I grab it. my precious, and take it home. It’s a honey hickory sauce – which was a nice balance of tang and sweetness that made my salivate like Pavlov’s dog. ANYWAY i get off track….. Thus I give to you an easy, tasty pulled pork BBQ.
- 3.5lbs of boneless pork loin (or pork roast)
- 3 cups of your favorite bbq sauce
- Cayenne pepper depending on if you want it to have a little kick or not.
- 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp of hickory smoke steak seasoning – in the spice isle.
- 1 tbs of liquid smoke if you have it – if not you’re fine.
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1+ cup of H2O
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place pork in the crockpot (fully thawed), add vinegar, smoke, sugar, seasoning, pepper, and 2 cups of your bbq sauce and a cup of water.
- Turn it on the high setting and let it cook for 6 hours. PATIENCE YOUNG SKYWALKER, WAIT YOU MUST FOR FOOD YOU EAT.
- Every 2-3 hours, check in on it, add more water if necessary – you don’t want your meat drying out on you – that happened to me once. Mind you it still tasted good, it was just a little but more than I wanted to chew for.
- When the 6 hours are up, remove (if you want), and shred the pork with forks. This meat should fall apart extremely easily. Super moist!
- Drain 1/2 the remaining liquid in the crockpot, add the shredded pork back in, add some more cayenne pepper if you want more kick, then add the last cup of bbq sauce. Stir. Enjoy.
- Personally, I’d serve this with onion buns, hoagie buns, or potato buns depending on what bbq sauce I use. It does make a difference. Or you could be like me, and make your own buns because you got bored.
Alas – there are no pictures as I wasn’t thinking. BAD LLAMA. /SLAP. BAD LLAMA
Oh well – eat up and enjoy!