Thursday, September 2, 2010

Barbecue Pulled Pork (No smoker needed!)

Here is another great dish to serve at your Labor Day party. It's so easy, you don't even have to think about it all day, you can have fun entertaining your guests! Have you ever made your own BBQ pulled pork? It is so easy!!! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a crock pot. If you don't know where to find liquid smoke, it's usually in the barbecue sauce section at your local store. This recipe is simple, and it turns out so delicious! Use your favorite barbecue sauce and you're all set. I've made this twice in the last week. Once I served it with french bread rolls and the other time I served it with corn bread muffins. Either way, it's fabulous!

Barbecue Pulled Pork
adapted from My Kitchen Cafe

3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (I used about 2 pounds of pork tenderloin.)
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1 tablespoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
2 cups barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's.)

Rinse the pork and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper over the pork and place in a slow cooker. Add water and liquid smoke. Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours, until the pork is very tender.

Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard the remaining liquid. Shred the pork using a couple of forks. Place the meat back in the slow cooker along with the barbecue sauce and continue to cook for another 20-30 minutes until the pork is hot again. Serve on buns with extra barbecue sauce, or with cornbread.

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