BBQ Pulled Pork or Beef

Okay, I know this is not a traditional Pulled Pork recipe. However, sometimes you need to “fudge” on long-cooked items for today’s crazy lifestyles. This is my “I-Don’t-Have-Time-To-Do-It-The-Way-They-Say-To” Pulled Pork recipe so that you can throw it on before you leave for work, and have dinner ready when you get home. Shhhh – just don’t tell them you cooked it this way and “they” will never know!!  ;)   

Here’s what you need to do:

Grab your Crock-pot, plug it in, set it on LOW.

Grab a 4 – 6 LB FROZEN  Pork Roast out of your freezer, unwrap it, throw it in Crock-pot. Sprinkle on some Garlic Powder and lots of Black Pepper.

Grab a bottle of BBQ Sauce outta the cupboard and dump it over Roast, Refill bottle 1/4 full of WARM or Hot water, swish around to clear bottle, and dump it over Roast.

Now cover crock-pot and walk away. In 8 hours you will have a Falling-Apart, Melt-In-Your-Mouth BBQ’d Pork Roast! 

Now take Roast out of crock-pot and place into a large mixing bowl. Take 2 large forks and pull roast apart – at this point it will fall almost completely apart on its own!!!

Now, you have 2 options – you can either dump the BBQ sauce cooking mixture back over roast and stir to serve – OR – take a new bottle/batch of BBQ sauce and pour it over the shredded meat, mixing in well (I prefer the later method since the sauce the meat cooked in is a bit “watery” at this point, but either method works well! I then use the sauce that is remaining in the crock-pot as gravy for smashed potatoes that I serve on the side of this dish – sounds weird, but tastes GREAT!!). 

Now, scoop meat out of the bowl onto buns for Pulled Pork Sandwiches!



P.S. This also works for BBQ Beef  for sandwiches as well – same instructions, just a different meat.  ;)

P.P.S.  This is an awesome recipe for the “Game Day” buffet. Just return the shredded meat/bbq sauce mixture to an empty (no cooking liquid remaining) crock-pot,  and set crock-pot to “WARM” or “LOW” once you reach your destination to watch the game.  Just be sure to stir the meat every so often while watching game so the sauce doesn’t burn to the sides of the crockpot.    🙂


Today’s Experiment: LUNCH

The Challenge:  Lunch for a boy with a Wisdom Tooth coming in that is going to have to be pulled (this means only soft food for now) that is nutritious, and easy.

The Solution:  Create a soup he will actually eat.    😉   

Hmmm….. what to throw in the crock-pot today……..

Step #1)  Peruse pantry

Step #2)  Grab crock-pot

Step #3)  Throw in crock-pot:

2 cups dried, rinsed Lentils

1  1/2 cups dried split peas, rinsed

4 cups chicken broth

1 cup water

1 cup sliced baby carrots

1 medium chopped onion

1 tblsp chopped/crushed garlic

3 splashes Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Set crock-pot on HIGH and walk away for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

10 minutes before done, I will add 2 cups of chopped, cooked ham.

How’s it taste? Don’t know yet.    😉  

We shall see……

Don’t y’all just love being Guinea Pigs??    🙂

Busy, Busy, Busy……


The Sunrise and Sunset Photo Album is uploaded, Crock-Pot Recipes have a page, probably 20 more Christmas Cookie recipes have been added, and last but not least – the Quick Breads/Cakes/Muffins page has been added for those who asked!! 🙂 The “candy/treat” page is good to go, and a few more “body scrub” recipes have been added. Hopefully things will now be easier for you to find and enjoy with less searching (however, I do have the “search” button on the upper right of the pages if you need it), and several more pages are in the works to get more of the quilty/crafty things uploaded for you to peruse. I know that this is not one of my normal posts – I’ll do that later today – but I needed to let everyone know, who asked for the above changes, that it has been done. 🙂 Enjoy, and I’ll talk to you more later today!! 

Happy Sunday! 

Shady, and Company (Muckrunners)