Pulled pork is such an easy meal, especially when you can throw it in the Crockpot and forget about it for hours. I've made this twice now, and it's a great recipe. The first time I made it, I did it with a three-pound bone-in pork shoulder. When I went to pull it out of the Crockpot after about 10 hours, it literally was falling off the bone. It was absolutely incredible, and we devoured it. The second time, I used a seven-pound boneless pork shoulder when I made it for the hub's 30th birthday party. I didn't have it in the Crockpot quite long enough so it wasn't as tender, but it still was fantastic. Everyone loved it. As a bonus, I made my own BBQ sauce in four different varieties. It was fun having everyone decide which one to slather on top of their meat. Out of regular, spicy, Jack Daniels, and apricot (because I was too lazy to buy peach preserves when I had apricot), the spicy and Jack Daniels variations were the favorites. One of the best things about the BBQ sauce is that it's no cook, so it takes about 5 minutes to whip up. 
Here was some of the birthday spread...pulled pork sandwiches, baked potato bar, corn on the cob, kale chips, buffalo chicken dip, cucumber blueberry salad, caprese puffs, peaches and cream cupcakes, slutty brownies, blueberry pie bars, and cookie cake. Everyone was well fed!

By the way, today I'm participating in Momma's Meals Featured Friday. She's baking my orange creamsicle cookies. I sure hope she likes them...I think they're the perfect summer cookie! Go check out Momma's Meals to see her take on them.

Pulled Pork Recipe (Crockpot)
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3-4 pound boneless pork shoulder
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups water
1 tablespoon hickory flavored liquid smoke

Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder. Season it with salt and pepper all over and place it in the Crockpot. Pour the water and liquid smoke in the Crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours until very tender. Remove the meat from the Crockpot and shred with two forks. Serve with homemade BBQ sauce (below).

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe (no cook)
Makes about 3 cups

1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Store covered in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Variations:
--Add a few tablespoons of peach or apricot jam for a fruity BBQ sauce
--Add extra hot sauce for a spicy kick
--Add a few tablespoons of Jack Daniels or another whiskey/bourbon for an adult version (just make sure to tell people that it's not cooked)

Pulled pork recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
BBQ sauce recipe from Pink Parsley
 


Comments

07/26/2012 11:32pm

This looks easy to prepare. Every homemaker should have a dependable sauce stored in the fridge. Your pulled pork recipe rocks! My husband will loves this for the weekend. Perfect with cold beer...Oh I can't wait for the weekend!

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07/27/2012 7:03am

I love your table set-up. A pulled pork sandwich is great anytime of the year!

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07/27/2012 8:44am

That looks like quite the birthday spread! I need to try this bbq sauce!

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I am not a big sandwich person, but I love Pulled Pork sandwiches...love, love,love them. Your BBQ sauce sounds delicious. I need to mix a batch of that.:)

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07/28/2012 12:26pm

Wow, loving this sandwich! the pork really looks so tender!

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