Recently I acquired a slow cooker of my very own and gave it a try the other night for dinner. Since dinner is anywhere between 9pm and 5am at my house due to my husband's schedule, I thought the slow cooker would work perfectly for a late night snack. I popped a pork shoulder roast into the cooker around 5pm and it was ready by midnight. Then it took about a half hour to shred and I cooked it for the next three hours until my hubby got home.
Sprout's (otherwise known as Henry's or Boney's in San Diego) carries a really good mini sourdough roll that is perfect for mini burgers or mini pulled pork sandwiches. If you want to have a truly authentic Southern BBQ sandwich you should put some creamy coleslaw on top of the pork.
Notes on this Pulled BBQ Pork recipe:
- I cooked the roast on medium-low for 8 hours but could have left it in for several more hours to make it even more tender.
- Honestly, I'm not sure if the whole cloves made a difference. They smelled great when I pulled the pork out of the pot but I can't really tell the difference in flavor. If you don't have whole cloves, don't worry about it.
- I didn't include the chopped onions because I only had one onion for the whole recipe. I put a half of each onion (sliced) on the top and bottom of the roast.