Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins.
I’m not a huge fan of pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce, I find it often too saucy and somewhat lacking in flavors I enjoy. So when Bestie made this for me a while back, I shrugged my shoulders and tried to be polite about what we were having for dinner even though, to say the least, I was not thrilled . Boy did I have a different tune to sing after dinner! The meat was flavorful and the barbecue sauce didn’t overpower the dish! There was also this sweet spice hint that quickly had me asking questions and imploring if I could share this recipe on the blog. The answer? Ginger beer. Genius! I was never really liking the idea of adding cola to pork in the crockpot (which seems to be a popular option these days). I’m not a really into cola, or pulled pork for that matter, so why bother right? I’m telling you people, this is the way to go! A great Sunday meal when you don’t want to do too much work in the kitchen.
In my opinion, I think the best thing to serve with Pulled pork sandwiches is coleslaw. Here are a few recipes I’ve tried and adore!
- 1 pork shoulder roast
- 2 bottles/cans ginger beer
- 1 medium yellow onion sliced
- 4 whole garlic cloves
- Dijon mustard
- 2-3 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Stubb’s original)
- Fresh Bakery sandwich rolls – kaiser, mini french, cibatta, foccacia, etc.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours
Servings: 8-12 depending on the size of the roast
Slice the pork shoulder roast once vertically and twice horizontally. This will help the meat cook faster.
Rub down the roast in dijon mustard and add the ginger beer, yellow onion, and garlic to the crockpot.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours. It should fall apart relatively easily when it’s ready.
Remove the pork from the crockpot and shred. I used my kitchenaid mixer with paddle. It was super easy!
Remove most of the liquid from the crockpot but save the onions!
Add the shredded pork back to the crockpot and smother it in Barbeque Sauce. Use as much as you like. Once it’s the consistency you want, cook on low for another hour or two.
Serve up and devour!