This was so, so good, although I modified it quite a bit. I completely forgot about the onions, I've no idea why, but I never sliced them and didn't even think about it until I saw them sitting on the counter hours later. I didn't have ginger ale, but I had Dr. Pepper, so I used a 3.75 pound boneless pork shoulder and 1 can of Dr. Pepper and cooked on low for 10 hours. I removed the pork, shredded it, bagged it and threw it in the fridge. I discarded the cooking liquid. The day I needed it (I was cooking ahead for my daughter's birthday party) I tossed it back in the crockpot and mixed in the barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's). It seemed kind of dry so I added a bit of Sprite (again, it's what I had), maybe 1/4 c. or so, just to moisten it up a bit. Warmed through and served. It was so good, such a hit, and EVERYONE ate it (all the guests plus my toddlers!). Definitely keeping this recipe, and will make again and again!
Wonderful the meet fell apart and the onions just kind of metled into the meet.
The pork tasted great before adding the BBQ sauce. The sauce made it taste like a sloppy joe. Next time, I'll serve the meat plain and have the sauce on the side.
This is was the most delicious BBQ pork I had ever eaten! I got a deal on a pork butt roast at my local grocery store (.99/lb). The roast I used was about 5 Â½ pounds. I used one large onion and one cup of ginger ale. I put the roast on around 7:00 am before I went to work and it cooked until 5:00 when I got home (so about 10 hrs). It was easy to shred, it just fell off the bone. Iâ€™m usually not a big fan of BBQ because I donâ€™t like the smoky taste. This meat was sweet and delicious before ever adding any sauce to it. I too like Sweet Baby Rayâ€™s (honey barbeque). After I shredded it I put it back in the crock pot with the sauce and cooked on low for another hour. I didn't add the onions back to the meat, but enjoyed them on the side. My husband and I ate off the meat several times then I decided to freeze the rest. When I thawed it out a couple of weeks later I warmed it up in a skillet on the stove. It was still delicious. Iâ€™ll be making barbeque pork this way from now on.
If anyone can mess up, I can ... but this one is so forgiving! Other recipe comments braised the meat to keep in the juices, so I fried it quick w/ Spicy Mrs. Dash. When starting it I accidentally added the BBQ sauce in w/ the Ginger Ale. Used another 1.5 bottles of a different kind when I should have, and only cooked another 2hrs (since it had sauce all day). I want this everyday! Not dry, not mush!!
Wow, this went over very well. I used a Miller High Life instead of the ginger ale and for the sauce I used some Finger Lickin Good BBQ Sauce (19023) that I had on hand. I also made 40 Minute Hamburger Buns (183081) to serve it with. Someone said something about shoulder being a little greasy so I went with butt. I'm glad to add this weapon to my cooking arsenal.
So easy to make--a joy to eat! I love pulled pork. However, eating it out was always a hit or miss kind of thing. Well, when I spotted this recipe and read all the great reviews I had to try it! I bought a Pork Sirloin Roast (3.75lbs) because the shoulder/butt had too much fat for our taste. I added more onions (3 large) and instead of a cup, I used the whole bottle of (12oz) Reed's Jamaican-style Ginger Ale. Stubbs-spicy (but it really wasn't that spicy) was the brand I used because it had less salt and sugar than the other brands. I added about 1/4 cup water to the BBQ sauce, actually I added it to the empty bottle, shaken not stir, to get the last drop. After shredding, I cooked it for only 1 1/2 hours, great advice. The meat was very tasty and tender, however, you can kick-it-up by adding raw onions, jalapenos and/or additional spicy BBQ sauce to your sandwich. I made Boleo/Bolillos (Authentic Mexican French Bread) Zippy Dressing; perfect combo ;-)
I made this recipe for our NYE party. I used slider buns. It was a huge hit!!!!
This is absolutely the best pulled pork recipe. I make it exactly as written and it's a huge hit with my family. I have given this recipe to many others.
I used the ingredients as described, and this turned out really tasty. I have a newer crockpot so I cooked a 4 lb pork butt for 8 hours on low. Then I shredded the pork and cooked it another 2 hours on low in the BBQ sauce. YUMMY!