This is one of those recipes that really stretches your dollar for you. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and it goes a very long way. I always wait for good sales on pork butt before I buy them and I can very often get them for $1/lb which is outrageous! It can feed my husband and I for a week or more, lunch and dinner, and we can still put back half of it in the freezer for later. I made the girls try some after I got it all done and they were skeptical to say the least. They both got those looks on their faces like they knew all along I was trying to give them pork disguised poison.
I love to get everything ready in the crockpot before we go to bed and then the next morning, I already have dinner ready to go for that night! This would also be great for those of you who work all day and are often too tired when you get home to cook every night. Just put it in the crock pot before you go to work and you’ve got dinner waiting for you when you get home.
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork
- Pork shoulder butt, bone in
- 1 yellow onion, thick chopped
- Stubbs BBQ spice rub
- 16 fl oz BBQ sauce
Thickly chop onion and place in bottom of your crockpot. Rub down pork butt with spice rub and transfer to crock pot, with thick fatty side facing up. This will allow the fat to seep down into the pork and make it tender as it cooks. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove fat from pork and drain excess greasy fat, reserving 1/2 cup. Remove bone and begin shredding pork with two forks. Stir in BBQ sauce and mix well. If it needs a little more moisture mix in some of the reserved fat.
Serve with toasted buns, more BBQ sauce, honey mustard, and shredded cabbage or broccoli slaw. Enjoy!