I LOVE pulled pork.
I’m, like, totally not your typical pulled pork kind of gal. But when meat is this good, I can be any kind of gal you need me to be.
I’m not sure if it’s the way it smells, the texture, the way it reminds me of Football Sundays. I definitely love how easy it is to make; literally a “set it and forget it” deal.
I ate my pulled pork on kale with avocado because I’m a vegetable freak, but this would be amazing on pretty much any kind of roll or bun you can find. Or by itself. I’m pretty sure this would even be amazing on ice cream. Like, 95% sure.
Regardless, this pulled pork is the prefect meal in every way. It’s great for a lazy day at home and also prefect for a crowd. It makes your house smell like a delicious, spicy meat house (which is definitely a good thing). The ingredient list is short, so it’s wallet friendly, too! Really, dinner doesn’t get much better than this.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Bake time: At least 8 hours, preferably overnight | Total time: At least 8 hours
Yield: About 6 servings, depending on the side of the pork shoulder
- 1 (5-7 lb) pork shoulder with a good layer of fat on one side
- 2 large white onions
- 1 can of coke
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
Cut up one of the onions and lay over the bottom of your slow cooker. Season the outside of the pork shoulder with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker on top of the onions. Add another layer of onions on top. Pour the coke in to the slow cooker. You want the liquid to go about 2/3-3/4 of the way up the slow cooker, but now more because, as it cooks, the shoulder will release it’s own juices, and you don’t want your cooker to overflow! Set your cooker on low, cover and heat for at least 8 hours, but preferably overnight.
Shred the pork with a fork, removing the fat as necessary. Add in the BBQ sauce and stir. Heat on low until ready to serve. Your house will smell amazing and keeping your fork out of the bowl will be nearly impossible.