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Memphis Bar-B-Q in a Crock Pot?

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You bet'cha!


  • 4-5 pound pork shoulder
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 large yellow onions (softball size)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • Crock pot (with Low and High settings)
  • 24 oz. of your choice of BBQ sauce


Place Pork shoulder in crock pot. Add garlic and 1/4 cup water. Quarter-cut 1 onion and place quarters of onion at 4 locations around shoulder. Place cover on crock pot and cook for 6 hours on LOW setting.

Remove shoulder from crock pot, discard all water, garlic and onions. Place shoulder on plate, remove all fats, bone, etc. Pour enough B-B-Q sauce in crock pot to lightly cover bottom. Layer pieces of shoulder in crock pot, then sauce, more shoulder, (sauce, shoulder pieces, sauce, shoulder pieces, sauce, shoulder pieces and sauce last). Quarter-cut remaining onion and place quarters of onion at 4 locations around shoulder. Cook for 4 hours on HIGH.

Remove shoulder from crock pot and serve on buns (Memphis style: add cole slaw and splashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce).

Another serving tip: When having Spaghetti with meat sauce, allow for large serving of B-B-Q to accompany the meal. In Memphis, it's called "Half 'n Half." (1/2 plate spaghetti; 1/2 plate bar-b-q).

Cooking tip: if desired for lunch tomorrow, plug crock pot into Appliance Timer and have it set to turn "on" at Midnight and "off" at 6 AM.

By Cajun62234 from Collinsville, IL



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By Cajun [55]03/20/2008

Send me an email if you have any questions or comment if you liked it....

By Mel (Guest Post)03/18/2008

Sounds awesome! Another neighbor in Maryville, IL. *wink*

By Patricia Cronin [1]03/15/2008

This sounds really good and I cannot wait to try it out! Thanks! Your neighbor, Trisch in Troy, IL ;0)

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