Cut the pork roast into large chunks. 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.
Add the onion and garlic to the skillet, and cook for a few minutes until tender. Stir in the water scraping the bottom to include all of the browned pork bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the whole mixture into the slow cooker with the pork. Stir 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. Empty the slow cooker of any liquid and return the pork to the slow cooker to keep warm until serving.
Heat the amount of BBQ sauce you wish to smother your pork with in a saucepan. Stir in to the shredded pork. Place equal amounts of the pork and sauce mixture on to the bottom portions of the three buns. Top with the top portion of the buns and serve.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Mix the spices and rub into the meat. Let stand in in the refrigerator, covered, overnight. Cook in the crockpot for 5 hours on high, 10 hours on low.
Remove and shred using forks. Toss any large pieces of fat. Take all of the liquid and put it in a saucepan, skimming as much of the melted fat off as possible. Add 2 cups of store bought bbq sauce and bring to a boil. Put the sauce and shredded meat back in the crockpot and you are ready to serve it on rolls with cole slaw topping, or in baked potatoes with cole slaw on the side.
These make great sliders served on smaller rolls. A fourth of July favorite in our house, and it takes up no grill space!
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5-10 Hours Cooking Time
Source: My own recipe
By ginnywest from Murrells Inlet, SC
Cover with lid. Cook for 8 hours, until meat is easily separated with 2 forks.
Once roast is done, remove from the crock pot carefully, and place on a cookie sheet to cool. Once cool enough to handle, pull the meat apart into shreds.
Stir the sauce and onions in the crock pot. Add water, slowly, if needed for a thinner sauce. Return the meat to the crockpot and mix. Warm thoroughly, before serving.
Use hamburger or hot dog buns. If you plan to serve the pulled pork with coleslaw, hot dog buns work best. The hot dog buns work well for kids too.
If there is any left, I put bun-sized amounts of meat into small plastic tubs and freeze. The smaller meal size are quick and easy to pop into your lunch bag or just for a quick meal.
Source: This is my own recipe, after a few "trial runs". It is very easy to do on any day. I make extra to freeze in a meal-sized portion for one of those days you don't feel like cooking.
By KJ from Gilcrest, CO
Can I refreeze pulled pork that was leftover from barbecued pork on a bun even though it had been frozen once already?
By Connee from Augusta, MT
I am speaking from experience (food poison incident) I would not recommend refreezing PORK. I will cook Pork well and eat refridgerated left overs within a few days. I never re-heat it either, eat cold with hot apple sauce or in sandwiches. As Deeli says I would not suggest refreezing a meat with sauce on it.
I need a recipe for crock pot pulled pork, North Carolina style (vinegar based). Can anyone help me out?
Barb from Mountaindale, NY
Lexington BBQ Recipe
Should be 1 1/2 tablespoons of rub
1/2 cup of water in the directions