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Thursday, August 2, 2012

PULLED PORK SANDWICHES CROCKPOT STYLE

The Crockpot, in my opinion, is one of the greatest inventions in cooking.  Not only is it a time saver, but it's almost impossible to ruin any meal in it.  The basic method of crockpot cooking, or slow cooking, is to put every ingredient into the pot, push a few buttons, and walk away.  It's not fast food, but it sure is good food, every time.

I enjoy my Crockpots.  From homemade beans, soups, stews, and chili, to roasts and even breakfast being cooked overnight while you sleep.  It's definitely a must have on my list of kitchen gadgets.  I've used it to have dinner ready for when I get home from work, for parties, and yes, like I mentioned above, for breakfast.  Nothing like having a nice hot breakfast to wake up to.  So, from time to time, I will be posting Crockpot recipes to show that the Crockpot just isn't for dinner.

I went to my favorite butcher and bought a pork butt roast.  The recipe I came up with was just a collaboration of different recipes I had read on the internet.  The pulled pork was so tender and the flavor was incredible!  You can freeze the leftovers in vacuum sealed bags and just boil the bags in a pot of hot water to reheat.

CROCKPOT PULLED PORK SANDWICHES

Preparation Time:  10 minutes            
Total Time:  9 hours, 20 minutes
Serves 10-12

Ingredients:

1 4lb pork butt roast
1/4 cup beef stock
1/8 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce (original)
5 tablespoons Webers Steak'N'Chop Seasoning
1/2 sliced white onion
Cooking Spray
Kaiser Rolls
Sliced cheese (optional)

Instructions:

Use the Webers Steak'N'Chop Seasoning like a dry rub and rub the pork butt.  Spray the Crockpot with the cooking spray on the bottom and sides.  Place the pork butt and onions inside the Crockpot.  Pour the beef stock, Worcestershire Sauce, and barbeque sauce over top of the pork and onions.  Gently stir to combine.  Set the Crockpot for 8 hours (low setting).

 
When the Crockpot is done, remove the pork butt and place on a platter.  Pull the pork (shred) using a fork and knife.  Discard any fat and return the pork back to the Crockpot for another hour. 




Using a slotted spoon, spoon out the pork onto Kaiser rolls and serve.

Variations:  Melt sliced cheese on both sides of the Kaiser rolls, then add the pulled pork.