My son LOVES BBQ’d Pulled Pork sandwiches. After making carnitas in the crock pot a few weeks ago – I thought I’d give this a try… homemade style. In the past I’ve been cheating by purchasing the pulled pork at Trader Joes. Well, no more. This was FANTASTIC!
4 lbs. pork roast, I used “Picnic Roast”. You’re looking for a boneless roast with some nice fat marbling.
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, ribbed – seeded – and chopped
1 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup beef or chicken broth
¾ teaspoon ground ginger powder
½ teaspoon mustard powder
½ cup brown sugar, loosely measured – i.e., not packed
Mesquite seasoning, enough to cover the meat
Spray the inside of a crock pot with the cooking spray. Sprinkle Mesquite seasoning all over the pork roast and rub in well. Add all other ingredients to the crock pot and stir to combine. Place pork roast on top, cover and cook on low for about 6 – 7 hours. Pork should be easily shredded with two forks when cooked.
Add additional barbeque sauce to the meat, if desired. Place on the rolls of your choice and enjoy the delicious smoky flavor!