So good and easy!
My husband loves to smoke pork shoulder on the grill....it takes HOURS. One July 4th we decided to smoke it early; good thing....30 hours later the last piece was done! I decided to try an alternative. This is it! Perfect! I just used a bottled rub I had for the pork, put it in with a little over 1/2 cup cider vinegar and about 1/4 cup water. I cooked it on high for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then turned to low overnight. I don't have a medium setting on my Rival crock pot. He declares it the best he's had....so next time we will put it in the crock pot to cook and put it in the smoker or grill before serving for that smoked flavor and we'll be good to go! Love it!
I followed the directions on the recipe pretty much exactly as written. The only change I did was substituted liquid smoke for mesquite powder and my crockpot doesn't have a med setting so I cooked it on high for just under 10 hours. My first problem with the recipe is it made my house smell like vinegar for the first 2 hours although after that is smelled pretty good. My main problem with the recipe was that the liquid boilled out of the crockpot and the roast burnt. I didn't even know this was possible in a crock pot. I was able to salvage enough of the meat for dinner for my hubby and I but no leftovers. It tasted pretty good, although a bit salty (like 3.5 to 4 stars good). However, it took me 2 days to chip the charred mess out of my crock pot, not to mention the waste of food. As I said, my crock pot doesn't have a med. setting so I did have to leave it on high for about 10 hours. I am guessing it was some limitation of my cheap crock pot, but unless yours has a med. setting, I wouldn't recommend it.
The smell of this cooking was fantastic but unfortunately the taste was not what I thought it would be. The spices wer so overpowering and the meat turned out extremely salty and I did not even use all the salt it suggested. Sorry to be negative. It was not terrible but just did not cut it for our family.
Awesome! So easy! Just add everything and forget it!
cooked this last night and served it today. It was perfect! I used a 3.5 lb boston butt and it just fell off the bone even before we went to church. The fat layer peeled off, and the juice wasn't at all fatty. Absolutely easy to make, once you start with the rubbed pork overnight. Delicious.
This is the best pulled pork I have ever made! It is tender and so flavorful. We top our sandwiches with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce and coleslaw. I'm pretty sure this is my two growing boys favorite meal now.
Excellent pork. Subbed a chipotle in adobo for the chipotle powder and mesquite powder. Cooked for 5 1/2 hours on high, and another 5 on low, and it was falling completely off the bone and very tender. Served as sandwiches with some barbecue sauce and slaw. Thanks for posting!