Pulled pork sandwiches are easy and delicious. Made in the crockpot, serve them on a busy weeknight or for a game day gathering.
OK, I must be honest. I am not really a fan of my crockpot, or slow cooker, as some call it. I had a REALLY old one that I got early in my marriage that would get so hot as it cooked, that I was afraid to leave it all day.
So, for Christmas, I asked for a new one. I’m happy to have it but really use it no more than I used the old one. Pulled pork sandwiches are probably the recipe I make the most. I recently made a pulled chicken sandwich but my family likes this better.
What I do love about this new crockpot is that it had a lid that secures so you can travel with it. It’s perfect for dips, chili, and other dishes to take to a pot luck or game day party.
The first time I made pulled pork in my crockpot I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn’t even sure what cut of pork to use. I talked to the butcher at my supermarket.
He suggested a pork butt, also known as a Boston butt. Well, my boys were hysterical when I told them. The first couple of times I made it I didn’t sear it in my pan. I use a cast-iron skillet. The first time I did sear it my son asked what was different. I asked why and he said it tasted better. Now I sear it every time I make it. I usually buy what’s on sale, either bone-in or boneless. I do prefer the boneless cut but am always looking to save money. Both work equally well.
- 3 - 4 pound Boston Butt, (bone-in or boneless)
- 1 onion, sliced into rings
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce (I used an 18 ounce bottle of Kraft Original)
- Salt and pepper
- Rolls for serving
- Season roast on all sides.
- In a skillet brown the Boston butt on all sides. I do this for about 6-8 minutes on each side and top and bottom.
- Add onions to bottom of crock pot. Place roast in crock pot. Add beef broth and barbecue sauce. Turn on high for 8 hours, do not lift lid.
- After 8 hours, pull roast from liquid to cutting board. Shred meat with 2 forks and place into a large saucepan. Add more barbecue sauce to moisten meat and heat through.
- Serve on nice rolls with onions from liquid and additional barbecue sauce.
Easily make sliders with the pulled pork.
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