Friday, March 20, 2009

A Slow Cooker Success

I tend to find Monday's an especially tiring day - back to work and all that - so I try to have really easy recipes. This week I tried a new one and it was definitely a success!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

1 pork butt (also called Boston butt - it's really pork shoulder), trimmed
Root beer
BBQ sauce

Place the pork in a slow cooker and pour enough root beer over it to about 3/4 cover it. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 8 to 10 hours. Remove (a slotted spoon is handy here!) Shred the pork. Then your choice - either mix with the BBQ sauce or place pulled pork on the bun and top with BBQ sauce.

We made a coleslaw to accompany the pulled pork.

What else can I say - it tasted great, was really inexpensive to make and was yummy!


shannon said...

that sounds good. I will have to try it. I haven't had a lot of success with my slow cooker. I may need to invest in a good cookbook

Shannon said...

it was very tasty and received many compliments!