Post # 1
Ladies, I’d really love to do this for Christmas. I’m pretty sure that its going done in the crock pot it (but just in case if I don’t, I’ll take stove top recipes as well). So please share with me your tried and true recipes. I’m also thinking of some kind of spicy coleslaw to go with it. I want our guests begging for seconds. I’ve checked out the Food Network and got some great tips, but I trust my Hive girls more.
I already know that I should be using Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce from another thread. So check on that. But if I do this for about 7-8 adults how many pounds of meat do you think I’ll need? And do you recommend using pork shoulder, loin or another cut?
Post # 3
@bklynbridetobe: I don’t have one, which is very shameful because I live in South Carolina. But, I’d really like one, so I’m gonna subscribe to this post!
Post # 4
Yes you are correct, Sweet Baby Rays is hands down the best. 🙂 I’m still working on finding a good recipe so I’ll be interested in the responses too bc this is one of my favorite things to eat! One I’ve liked so far has been on the Mcorminicks seasoning packet for slow cooker pulled pork then we top it with sauce.
Post # 5
@bklynbridetobe: I have a SIMPLE recipe that I have used time and again, which has been ‘loved’ by many guests, for such events as superbowl parties, holidays, birthday bashes, family dinners, etc.
I purchase 3-4 lbs of a pork tenderloin, no bone. I stick it in the crock pot, and season it with spices that I like…usually a pork rub type of spice. I then add a cup of root beer, and let cook on low for 8-10 hours. The last hour or so, I pull out the tenderloin (carefully, bc it will break apart), drain the juice, and then put it back in, shred and add the BBQ sauce (sweet baby ray’s of course!!).
I know it may sound weird, but it is tender and DELICIOUS! A hit with all my crowds, and it feeds quite a bit…probably 8 people safely!
Post # 6
My husband is addicted to pulled pork. He loves it more than anything else in this world I’m pretty sure. I’ve tried over 10 recipes and this is his favorite.
This says it makes 12-16 servings but should be just the right amount for 8 people.
Post # 7
I love Sweet Baby Rays. The best for anything “pulled” is their Sweet and Spicy sauce. I make pulled chicken with it all the time.
Post # 8
@OUgal0004: that’s what I do as well! it is AMAZING and SO easy if you have a crock pot. =)
Post # 9
@delicious: I was concerned at first, when I first readit/tried it, etc. BUT, it came out PERFECTLY!! Glad someone can agree!!!
Post # 10
My Fiance and I are kind of obsessed with pulled pork. I’ll be checking back to this thread later!
Post # 11
I use this and it’s AWESOME. Plus its’ really easy. You do need a slow cooker though
Post # 12
Ok I’ve read the recipe on allrecipes with just rootbeer and 1000 people gave it 5 stars; it sounds so weird but do you taste the pop at all?
Post # 13
Thanks girls. I have the same question like @MissGreen: Root beer???? Which I hate, BUT if it doesn’t leave an after taste I’m willing to try it. I’ve read about using Brown Sugar or apples but the root beer is new to me.
@OUgal0004: As for spices I love garlic, with some onion powder, black pepper, rosemary, thyme and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Once I add the BBQ sauce do you think that will be fine?
Post # 14
I put mine in the crock with onions and apples, rubbed with brown sugar, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and a little onion powder. Cook til its tender, take it out and pull it apart, put back in with some Sweet baby Ray’s (I actually blend mine together with dried poblanos for a kick) for about an hour and then its done.
For the coleslaw, I but the premade bag of it, and mix with a little bit of mayo, apple cider vinegar, dijon, and sugar
Post # 15
I found this receipe using your oven. but you’ll have to cook it for 13 hours but it’s amazing.
I’ve done it twice. Once for a Superbowl and once for a birthday party and people said it’s the best. I have BBQ sauce on the side if people want it but it’s good on it’s own as well.
Post # 16
Darling Husband slow smokes ours in the smoker so I am not help, but he doesn’t use sauce we just put cole slaw right on top of the meat. YUM!