Thursday, September 6, 2012

slow cooker bbq pulled pork...


ok this is two slow cooker meals in 2 weeks.. your probably wondering what is wrong with me.. have i gone over to the dark side.. am i now a lover of the illustrious crock pot.. that would have to be a negatory there whiskey fox trot!! but i do love it's convenience.. and the family does like the results of the food cooked in a crock pot and pulled pork is actually one of the only things i will eat that has been cooked in one.... but in an effort to expand my culinary pallet and to be more open minded i will be making more meals in the crock pot this fall/winter.. or it could be that i get up at 4:30 in the morning and go the gym on tuesday and thursdays.. then when i get home i get shell off to school i'll clean the kitchen and what not before i have to leave for work at 7:45 and sooo on those days it's super simple to throw dinner in the crock pot so when i get home at 6 and i don't have much to do but throw together a few things and dinner is ready.. but let's go with i am expanding my horizons because the other just makes me sound lazy.. ha ha :)


now i will admit this is really good.. the bbq sauce gets sweet and thick (with a kick from tobasco) cooking in the crock pot.. the pork is perfectly seasoned.. i do love me some bbq pork..


there are so many ways to eat it.. you can put it on a bun.. add cole slaw, onion and a pickle.. my favorite.. or on white bread.. or straight out of a bowl..(pete's choice) or make a taco, burrito, nachos or egg rolls.. tomorrow i will show you what i did with the left overs.. the possibilities are endless!!!


i went old school.. no frills on this bbq pork this time..

slow cooked bbq pulled pork

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 8-9 hours
servings: 10

ingredients:

8-10 lbs. pork roast/butt
bbq rub (recipe to follow)
3 apples, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
tobasco

add to the bottom of the crock pot your onions and apples... rub your spices all over the pork and place it on top of the onions with the fat cap up.... cook on low for 7-8 hours... after about 6 hours baste the top of the roast with the juices in the crock pot.. after about 8 hours remove your roast from the crock pot and put in a large bowl, discard all the juices, apples and onions.. with 2 forks shreds your pork (you will want to discard the fat and any other fat you see and if there is a bone that too) and then put back in the crock pot add your bbq sauce and several dashes of tobasco, combine and turn to low for another hour or so.. serve on buns with extra sauce and a crisp slice of purple onion or cole slaw.. or anyway you like it..



spice rub:

1/2 tbls. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tbls. smokey paprika
2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt
 
mix all together and rub all over your pork tenderloin any left overs keep in an air tight container but you shouldn't have any..


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