Barbecue Pulled Pork on the Cheap

This tender meat dish slow cooks in its own delicious barbecue sauce.

By The Editors

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Kerry C. of Streetman, Texas, discovered this subtly sweet recipe after she was gifted with 50 pounds of pork from her granddaughter's 4-H project. "It's great for a hot day, because you don't have to stand by a grill," she raves.

While you can serve the traditional way — on a bun with barbecue sauce poured over it — Kerry encourages you to experiment. "Try it on crusty bread, buns, taco shells, in veggie soup, with refried beans or nachos, [as long as] grandkids have FUN and create."

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Slow cooker

1 4- to 6-lb. butt pork roast, bone in or out
1 (12-ounce) can cola or root beer
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar or substitute equivalent
1/4 cup any vinegar or pickle juice
1/4 cup mustard

1. To a slow cooker, add cola, onion, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, and mustard. Stir to combine. Add pork and cover with sauce. Cook on high 4 hours.

2. Remove pork from slow cooker. When cool enough to touch, pull apart meat with a fork or your fingers.

3. Pour leftover sauce into a separate saucepan and simmer until it reaches desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use as needed on pulled pork.

Serves 8


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