I was never one for pulled pork sandwiches as a child. At one point I saw the reason why, as my Dad didn’t add any flavoring to the pork until after it was shredded. My Dad is an amazing man and had a heck of a time raising all of us, but his pulled pork was not my ideal. So I found a remedy and even shared it with him after he had seconds. As an adult, and on a VERY tight income (2 years and another 3 years of being a college students wife) I found food that was tasty, filling and cheap. When meat was on the menu it tended to be pork roasts that I purchased for a steal of a deal. And I would make sure that it would last more than one meal. I have been making this recipe for so long I can’t even find the original recipe, and I don’t even measure anymore. It is easy, it is yummy and it is cheap!
3-4 lbs of pork roast (no bones)
1 bottle bbq sauce (use your favorite, I just use the Kraft variety)
3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP onion powder
1-2 TBSP kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
a Dash or 2 of cayenne pepper
Combine bottom 5 ingredients in small bowl. Use as a dry rub on the pork, place in bottom of crock pot. Pour about 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce into the crock pot and add the vinegar and liquid smoke to the bottle. Shake and pour over the roast. Set crock pot on High for 6 hours or 10 hours on low. The meat should shred easily with 2 forks. Place on toasted buns, or bread, or eat it off of the fork, etc.
According to my dear younger sister who lived in South Carolina for several months, the best way to serve this is on a hotdog bun with a lot of fresh SLAW!