Monday, November 20, 2006

Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

This is the perfect recipe if you have to be out all day, but want some great bbq waiting for when you get home.


1 boneless pork shoulder or butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced (sweet onion or red onion are interesting variants)
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce (try honey or sweet bbq sauce too)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

Trim excess fat from pork. Combine salt, cumin, paprika, black pepper and red pepper in small bowl; rub over roast. Place onion and bell pepper in 5-quart slow cooker; add pork. Combine barbecue sauce and brown sugar in medium bowl; pour over meat. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours.

Transfer roast to cutting board. Trim and discard remaining fat from roast. Pull pork into coarse shreds using 2 forks. Serve over warmed sandwhich buns or rice. You can skip the rub portion or mix in your own rub as you so desire. Makes 4 to 6 servings