I like to eat. The problem when you like to eat is that someone has to cook. I’m also cheap. The problem when you are cheap is that going out often requires a second mortgage on the house. So, I cook. Now, I’m not a chef. I’m not even a cook. But I do cook and like it fine.
For Pierson’s birthday, I needed to make something that could easily serve a crowd without slaving in the kitchen before or during church. I made pulled pork sandwiches. So easy. So good. Here’s the recipe from Allrecipes.com and can be found by clicking here.
And because I personally like recipes that I can visualize, here it is in pictures. Keep in mind that I tripled the recipe. So if it looks like a lot of onions or meat, etc, that’s why.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 pounds boneless pork roast
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I mixed Cajun Seasoning and Season Salt.)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
Cut the pork roast into large chunks.
Season generously with the Cajun seasoning.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add pork, and brown on all sides.
Remove from the skillet, and transfer to a slow cooker.
Scrape pan for all of the do-good.
Crush your garlic (or go the easy route and use the jarred stuff…)
Add the onion and garlic to the skillet, and cook for a few minutes until tender.
This is where I diverted a little from the recipe for the sake of ease. I threw the onions in the slow cooker.
Then I dumped HOT water into the crock pot. (If you go my route, make sure the water is hot, so the mixture starts out warm and the crockpot doesn’t have to heat it up…)
Dump in liquid smoke flavoring.
Cover, and cook on High for 6 hours, or until meat is falling apart when pierced with a fork. Remove pieces of pork from the slow cooker, and shred.
Return to the slow cooker to keep warm while serving. Put on buns and eat without barbeque sauce.
Or with. I made this sauce and it turned out great!
Great AND EASY for feeding a crowd! I liked starting it on the stove because I think it gave it more flavor than doing it otherwise. It was very good and the eaters ate!
Notes for when I make it again: I will cut back on both the onions and seasoning salt. Though it tasted great, it was just a little too oniony and salty for my personal taste. It has great flavor! Let me know if you try it!