You guys all know my bestie Andrea, right? The super fun, super busy, super creative, super mom that I love so much. Well, did you know that she makes the worlds best pulled pork?
We always request it.
And it never fails.
So now, we make it at our house too.
This recipe is one of my very favorites because it only requires four ingredients, you put them all in the slow cooker and then leave them alone until you’re ready to eat. This is the PERFECT meal to make on busy school days (during the fall, we eat it almost weekly). And it makes up a huge batch, so you can even have it two nights in a row if you like.
Thank you so much sweet friend for letting me share your wonderful recipe!!
If you use a 3 or 5 pound piece of pork, you could easily get 6 to 8 servings out of this one recipe.
1 (3 to 5 pound) pork shoulder (also called pork butt or pork roast)
1 large onion, chopped into big chunks
2 cans of soda, not diet (I have used both Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper)
1 (12 to 18 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce (Andrea and I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
Chopped green onions to garnish, optional
Buns if you’re making sandwiches
In your slow cooker, place your pork and onion pieces inside. Pour your soda on top of everything and cover and cook on high at least 8 to 10 hours.
Remove the lid after 8 to 10 hours and the meat should be falling a part at the touch of your fork. Remove all of the meat from the slow cooker into a bowl and then drain your slow cooker of the onions and liquid. Add your meat back to the slow cooker and shred it up with two forks. Stir in as much of your BBQ sauce as you like. At this point, you can serve immediately or you can turn the slow cooker to the “keep warm” setting and let it stay warm up to 4 or 5 hours until you’re ready to eat.
So simple, right? We just love making this! And the leftovers are fabulous on top of a baked potato, in a quesadilla or taco, over scrambled eggs…honestly, it’s just good any way you eat it.
This would be one of those perfect back to school recipes :). On a busy school morning, throw this in the slow cooker and then that night, enjoy it with your family.
And speaking of back to school stuff…you should check out Andrea’s back to school decorations. They are so cute!!