Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
My brother created this recipe a few years ago. It's great for family gatherings, games days, or make-ahead meals. Many of the ingredients (garlic, chili powder, worcestershire) are easily adjustible, so feel free to modify to your particular taste.
- 1 (3 lb) pork roast, trimmed of all fat
- 2 cups onions, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄4 cup white vinegar
- 6 ounces tomato paste (small can)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chili powder (the hot stuff. Chipotle works well, too)
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 garlic cloves (add or subtract to your heart's content)
- 8 -12 kaiser rolls
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Add all ingredients EXCEPT PORK to the slow cooker.
- Divide pork into quarters.
- In a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, sear pork on all sides.
- Add the pork to the slow cooker and mix with the sauce.
- Cook for 8 hours on low.
- After cooking time has completed, use two forks to pull the pork apart. If you are unable to shred the pork, it isn't fully cooked yet.
- Stir mixture to ensure all pork is evenly coated.
- Spread horseradish on bottom half of bun, add portion of pork, and top with shredded cheddar.
Very tasty! I used canned chipotles in adobo (approx 2) instead of the chile powder. The pork was very tender & shredded easily. We thought the sauce was flavorful although tomato-ey. The thin sauce reminded me of a southern style mop sauce with it's kick of tang from the vinegar. We enjoyed our meal. Thank you for sharing your recipe! :-)
Your brother came up with quite a yummy pork recipe. I cut the amount of chili powder in half because of the kids, but made no other changes. I served this on soft kieser rolls with creamy horseradish sauce. Thanx dor posting this!
This was so good! I subbed Splenda for half of the brown sugar and used regular chili powder, otherwise followed as written. Served with a spoonful of vinegar-based cole slaw on each sandwich. Thanks for posting!!