Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crockpot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork with Cole Slaw

Crockpot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork with Cole Slaw is a great recipe to make when you don't want to heat up your kitchen, or you want to spend a day at the beach, and come home to dinner already ready!  Just prepare the meat, place in the crockpot, add the beer and BBQ sauce, cook on low for 8 hr, shred the meat, and enjoy.  You only have to make the cole slaw, or make it ahead of time.  Anyway, this is a wonderful dinner, for few with leftovers or a crowd.  The sauce is wonderful, tangy,and sweet with a little kick.  If you don't want to use beer in the sauce, you can substitute water or apple juice.

Speaking of leftovers, I used about 2lb. of leftover grilled  pork loin roast  to make this Pulled pork recipe. I used half of Trader Joe's BBQ Sauce, which is is very spicy with a lot of heat, for me. for the other half of the sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays.  The resulting sauce is a spicy, sweet, with a little heat, sauce.  Feel free to used your Favorite BBQ sauce   I cut the recipe in half, and streamlined the cooking time for  the meat on high for about two hours, until it was able to to be pulled by a fork.  Then I made the cole slaw.  I just bought a cole slaw mix, that my hubby likes.  His fav cole slaw is from KFC, the kind with small pieces, not the long shreds.  How do you like your cole slaw?  The dressing I make is a combination of mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.  I used to be a Miracle Whip girl, because that's what my Mom used growing up.   But I have a confession now, I have been using the Mayonnaise with olive and I like it, so does my Hubby. Does your family like Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?  This is first BBQ sandwich that we had added the Cole slaw on top, Delish!!! If you don't put the Cole slaw on the sandwich, you can enjoy it as a side dish.

Crockpot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork  Adapted by How Sweet It Is

Serves about 10-12
4 pounds Pork Loin Roast***

1 tablespoon smoky paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 oz of Sam Adams Boston Lager or beer of your choice
32 ounces of barbecue sauce  I used half  Trader Joe’s BBQ and half Sweet Baby Ray’s Original or use your favorite BBQ sauce.

1. Season pork with garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper
2. Add pork to crock pot, and then add beer and 24 ounces of barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until pork is done, tossing once or twice if desired. Once pork is done, shred pork with two forks.  Return the shredded meat to the crock pot, add the remaining BBQ sauce ( 8 oz). and carefully toss with the pork. Let shredded chicken absorb all the sauce for about 10-15 minutes, or keep warm on low, until serving time. Serve with additional sauce on the side with your favorite buns.  Garnish as desired

***For 2 lb  of cooked roast, cut recipe in half and streamline cooking time to about 2 hours on high, or until pork is able to be pulled with a fork.

  I linked up my recipe to Brandie's The Weekend Potluck #127 



  1. My husband would leave me and head to your house if he knew you were serving Miracle Whip. Lol. I can't stand the stuff, but he loves it. My daughter loves pulled pork, will have to make her some soon. I like your slaw recipe. Hope you are having the best week my friend.

    1. Gina,
      You will have to try the this pulled pork recipe. The flavor is amazing, and it's easy to make in the Crockpot. I think that I am in Miracle Whip withdrawal. I am liking the MAyonnaise with Olive Oil.

  2. I have heard a lot about the deliciousness of pulled pork, love your beer twist to it!
    Personally though I would just focus on eating the tasty coleslaw!

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      You can make this recipe with chicken breasts, instead. This is a good cole slaw recipe, especially on topof the pulled pork:)

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