The recipe is always good for a crowd and can be transported easily.
I like it because of the combination of sweet and smoky – cooked up totally by accident – when there wasn’t enough of just one kind of barbecue sauce.
Later Tabasco sauce was added to give it a little extra spice. The result is incredibly delicious so don’t expect any leftovers!
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Recipe For Sandwiches
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork roast, from the shoulder or butt
2 bottles (12 ounces) barbecue sauce – one traditional and one extra smoky
3 cups beef broth
2 cups strong black coffee
10 cloves garlic, left whole
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon
1 large onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
1 tablespoon Tabasco
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Season the pork roast with the salt and black pepper. Place it in the slow cooker or crockpot and then add the garlic cloves and diced onion.
Whisk together the beef broth, brewed coffee, Worcestershire sauce, whiskey, crushed red chili and Tabasco sauce. Pour this mixture over the seasoned pork roast and cook, covered, on low for 3 to 4 hours.
Remove the whole garlic cloves from the pot and mash them with the side of a large knife, and then put them back in the pot and cook for another 3 hours.
Transfer the cooked pork roast to a cutting board and shred the meat with 2 forks or your hands. Turn the crockpot on high to reduce the cooking liquids almost all the way down. Discard the diced onions.
Put the shredded pork roast back into the pot with the reduced liquids and add both jars of barbecue sauce. Mix the meat and sauce until it well combined. Add a little water if it seems too thick. Cover the pot and simmer the pork on low heat for 1 to 2 hours.
Serve your BBQ Pork with toasted hamburger buns and coleslaw.
Good To Know – You can speed up the process by cooking the pork roast on high heat in the slow cooker. Keep an eye on the liquids and add a cup of water if necessary.
On Your Own – Experiment with the different BBQ sauces available – you can use 2 bottles of the same one if you have a special favorite, or you can mix and match any others that you like. Be sure to write down your preferences so you can duplicate your success next time.
Food For Thought – Someone once asked if it made a difference if you used decaf coffee, and the answer is no. Just make sure your coffee is extra strong – I know someone who doesn’t drink coffee at all and she used 8 packs of instant coffee for the 2 cups required and gave the rest away.
Serve this up at your next family gathering. Your friends and family will surely enjoy the delicious flavor of pulled pork with this BBQ Pork Recipe.