Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder
As summer starts to draw to a close here in North America, with Labor Day Weekend almost here, I’m thinking I want to be outdoors lapping up the sun, and spending as little time as possible preparing meals. But I still want to serve my family and friends the best food ever! So what’s it going to be? This is when you get out the slow cooker, throw in a pork butt or pork shoulder, some water or ginger ale, your own personal spices and let it cook….slowly….until you have pork that melts in your mouth, shreds easily and becomes the best pulled pork sandwich anywhere! Are you with me?
Then let’s make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder for your Labor Day Weekend BBQ!
1 – 3 to 5 lb pork shoulder (depends on the size of your crowd)
2 cups of water
Salt and pepper
3-4 whole cloves
2 chopped cooking onions
2 pints of Best BBQ Sauce (see the recipe here!)
Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker with the water, onions and garlic.
Set the slow cooker setting to low – 8 hours
Go outside and play!
Once pork is cooked, drain the pork shoulder
Put it back in the slow cooker pot, and using forks pull it apart, shredding all of the meat
Stir in Best BBQ sauce
Turn it on high and let it cook for 1-2 hours
Go and relax with a good book – or have a nap!
Dinner is ready –
Place large servings of pulled pork on your favorite crusty roll, ciabatta bun, sourdough rolls (please checkout Northwest Sourdough and learn to make your own!) , add a big scoop of Creamy Coleslaw either on the sandwich or on the side – that’s a personal choice! Round this out with fresh corn on the cob and you have Labor Day Feast!
Enjoy…..and let me know how you make your pulled pork sandwiches! I love to get comments!