Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Since I’m hard pressed for a midweek manicure idea this week, I’m going to post a yummy recipe instead.

Last week D’s younger brother and girlfriend came over for dinner. I decided the easiest way for me to accommodate a Friday night dinner for four was to throw something in the slow cooker (and thank you, pinterest for allowing me to come across this easy, tasty recipe for pulled pork).

Ingredients:

  • Pork butt (I cooked an 8lb cut of meat so the following amounts are based on that size, but you can change your recipe accordingly if you have a larger or smaller cut of pork)
  • Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 18 oz (one container) Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce
  • 1.5-2 cans Diet Pepsi

Season the pork all over with the seasoned salt. Place it in the crock pot and add the barbeque sauce and diet cola. Cook on low for approx. 8 hours or until pork is cooked through and tender. Use two forks to pull apart and shred the pork. After shredding, continue to cook the pork on low for an hour. Then make yourself a sammich!

The pork was very tender and juicy and the combo of barbeque sauce and cola gave it a smokey taste with just enough sweetness and a little bit of tang. I served mine on bakery fresh kaiser rolls with coleslaw (I dressed the coleslaw with a combination of apple cider vinegar, honey and vegetable oil since I’m not a fan of mayonnaise-y slaws). They were delicious!

The leftovers the next day were even better than the first time around. Yum! AND SO EASY! Can’t get over it. Next time I think I’ll try using Dr. Pepper instead of Pepsi and see if that changes the flavor. I think D will be seeing these pretty often this summer, and I don’t think he’ll mind. :)

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