I finally conquered the pulled pork in the slow cooker (with a little help from a recipe from Handle the Heat). I love using my slow cooker. It makes dinner so easy and I love having my apartment smell delicious all day. I prefer to use the slow cooker on weekends, as I don’t really like to get up early for prep during the week. However, this would be super easy to do in the morning before work. Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork was the perfect dinner at the end of this long weekend.
Add sliced onion and pork shoulder into your slow cooker add one 12 oz beer, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and soy sauce. The recipe recommends cooking on low for 6 hours, but mine went for 8 hours and it was perfect. After 8 hours, shred the pork and remove the bones. Discard the liquid reserving about 1/2 a cup in the crock pot. Add pork back into the slow cooker and cover with your favorite BBQ sauce. I used an organic smoky BBQ sauce from Whole Foods. Continue to cook for another hour. I served this pulled pork with a Purple Cabbage Slaw. I used organic pre-sliced purple cabbage from Whole Foods. The dressing is made up of 1/2 cup of mayo, 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, white sugar to taste, and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and let the slaw sit in the fridge for the rest of the day until it’s ready to serve the pork. I picked up a couple of delicious fresh rolls from the bakery below our apartment and topped them with the smokey delicious pork and the tangy slaw. This was soo good! It’s no Woodlands, but it’s a pretty delicious alternative when you aren’t in Blowing Rock, NC. And in case you are wondering, Woodlands is the best BBQ in the world. In. The. World.
This is a great to feed a group! Perfect for a Super Bowl party or a quiet picnic for two! And of course, it’s perfect for Monday night dinner after a long weekend. I hope you all enjoy! Check back later this week for a delicious Chili Cheese Mac recipe 🙂