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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

February 9, 2012
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Is this true for you too?  When I’m working I actually find it hard to make foods in the slow cooker mid-week.   Maybe I’m just gone from the house for too many hours but I find that if I put it on before I go it’s just another almost 12 hours before I get home and then whatever it is it has cooked for too long.

Well, I found something that can sit for that long and just get better.  I made up a great BBQ pork recipe and it turned out fantastic.


1 3-3.5 lb boneless pork butt

your favorite BBQ rub (I’m addicted to Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice)

1 medium yellow onion

2 tbps good bourbon

2 tbps worchestershire

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce


Pre-heat a pan that will fit the pork butt on medium-high heat.  Rub your pork butt all over with your BBQ rub.  Place the pork butt in the HOT pan and allow to sear for around 4-5 minutes.  Carefully turn your pork over and continue to sear each side.  While you are searing slice a medium onion in half, and then continue to slice each half so that you have nice semi-long onion slices.  Place these slices in the bottom of your slow cooker and season with pepper.   Pour 2 tablespoons of bourbon over your onion slices.

Browned Pork Butt

Browned Pork Butt

Once the pork butt has been seared on every side carefully remove it from the pan and place it in the slow cooker on top of the onion slices.  If there are any pan juices pour these on top of the pork butt.  Additionally add 2 tablespoons each of soy sauce and Worcestershire on top of the pork butt.  Pour the bottle of BBQ sauce over the pork butt reserving enough for your sandwiches (I save 1/4 of the bottle).

Onions and sauces

Onions and sauces

Place the slow cooker on low setting and then put the lid on and let cook for 8-12 hours.  The meat will be ready by 8 hours but is even better around 10-12.  If your pork butt came wrapped in a string remove the string before shredding.

Carefully shred the meat in the slow cooker.  I do this by holding the pork butt with a giant fork and then use my other hand to shred the pork with tongs.  Once all pork is shredded mix completely in the sauce and onions in the slow cooker.

Top buns with your pork and onion mixture and as much sauce as you would like.  If you enjoy extra BBQ flavor top each sandwich with your reserved BBQ sauce.

Yummy BBQ Pork

Yummy BBQ Pork

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 19, 2012 11:39 pm

    i’m so going to have to try this!

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