Our Adventures in Cooking ~ Slow Cooker Pulled-Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Yesterday we made Slow Cooker Pulled-Pork BBQ Sandwiches for the first time, and they were delicious – and as easy as 1-2-3! 🙂 We purchased a 5.61 pound Half Pork Butt Roast (bone-in), a bottle of Cider Vinegar, two packets of McCormick ‘Slow Cookers BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix,’ and two large onions.  I sliced both onions into medium sized slices, placing one sliced onion below the pork roast in our large slow cooker, and one sliced onion sprinkled over the top of it.  My wife minced six garlic cloves and sprinkled them over top of the roast as well.

I then combined the two McCormick seasoning packets into a medium mixing bowl, and followed the directions – adding and combining the seasoning mix packets with brown sugar, ketchup, and the cider vinegar – before spooning the BBQ sauce over top the pork roast, onions and garlic in the slow cooker.  We then slow cooked the pork roast for 7.5 hours.  I removed the pork roast and placed it in a large stainless steel mixing bowl, easily removing the bone as the meat had fallen off it while cooking.  I then shredded the meat using two forks, which was a very simple process of pulling it apart into smaller pieces.

While I shredding the pork roast, my wife thickened the BBQ sauce in the slow cooker by removing a cup of sauce and stirring in some corn starch as a thickener before adding it back into the slow cooker.  The entire slow cooker’s BBQ sauce was then spooned over the shredded pork in the mixing bowl, before adding the BBQ sauce and pork back into the slow cooker for 15 minutes of cooking on high heat before serving.  The result was a delicious dinner last night, and lunch today of Pulled-Pork BBQ Sandwiches – with seven additional servings in the freezer for another day ~ enjoy!  ☼ 🙂

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