and cheap to make too!
i’ve been using this recipe for awhile and i have to say it is probably one of my favorites; along with everyone who has tried it. the recipe is super easy to follow and is great for parties or family get togethers.
bbq pulled pork ingredients and cost
above you see everything that you will need to make this recipe.
total cost for me: $20.30. if you already have some of the ingredients or a favorite bbq sauce then it’ll be way cheaper for you!
this has got to be one of the easiest preps that i know of. it will take you roughly 15 to 20 minutes to put everything to gether, then you get to sit back and relax!
first, take the onion and quarter it, then smash a few cloves of garlic. take the onions and garlic and drop it into the bottom of the crockpot. season with salt and pepper.
next take your pork butt and season it with Pappy’s Choice Seasoning (or your not-as-good seasoning of choice). be generous with it, get all sides, and don’t be afraid… you cannot over season with this recipe. if you plan accordingly, the best thing to do is season it, wrap it up in some plastic wrap and refrigerate it over night to help lock in the flavors, but it is not necessary.
once thoroughly seasoned, drop the pork butt on top of the onions and garlic. now we add the liquid smoke. I usually add between 10 to 15 drops right on top of the pork butt. be careful with the liquid smoke though, a few drops can go along way.
next, fill the crock pot up with about 2/3 of the way with water. if you go any higher than this, theres the possibility that the water will boil over while cooking.
cover the crock pot and turn on the heat. how long you cook it, is all up to you. if you cook on high, you can finish in about 3 to 4 hours. on low, it would be ready in about 8 to 10 hours. i usually put it on high for about an hour and then on low for about 6 to 8 hours.
some experts say low and slow is the way to go…
is the bbq pulled pork done yet?
after its done cooking for however long you decided, drain the liquid from the crock pot and what you should be left with is something similar to this (liquid already drained). now we need to seperate the bone, fat, and onions/garlic from the good stuff. the meat should be so tender, that by just grabbing the bone, it should just slide right out.
carefully pull the meat out and place it in a bowl for shredding, you can then just throw away the onions and garlic since we wont be needed those anymore. start “pulling” the pork by taking 2 forks and going to town, move the forks in opposite directions. it should be pretty easy since the pork is so tender.
once completed, it should look like this!
take your Pappy’s Choice Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce and pour a good amount on top of you pulled pork; about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle depending on your tastes.
start mixing it in, adding more if needed and the end result should look something like this.
now just put some on a bun, add more bbq sauce if desired, sit back, and enjoy your delicious bbq pulled pork sandwich!