Sweet hickory bbq sauce and a hint of smokiness slow cook on pork for hours in this super easy slow cooker recipe the entire family will enjoy. Pulled pork is another recipe that is made for the slow cooker. It’s SO easy and the results are absolutely amazing.
Christmas came early when I bought myself a Cookies BBQ gift set box. It includes a couple different flavors of their BBQ sauces including their Sweet Hickory. As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do. I was in Hawaii last week vacationing with my family where we ate a ton of kalua pork. You see where I’m going here, right?
KISS – keep it simple stupid – pork, liquid smoke, salt, Sweet Hickory BBQ sauce. That’s it. Less than 5 ingredients. This is one of those recipes that you know the meat is done when it’s literally falling apart when you pick it up. When it comes to slow cooker pulled pork, in my opinion, if it doesn’t shred with one fork then it needs to cook a bit longer. That actually happened when cooking this recipe. I tried to shred it after 8 hours; it was tender but not shredding at the the touch of the fork so I left it in another hour and a half. That did the trick. Add more sauce if you like.
I used a 3 lb FarmerJohnLA pork butt but you can also use pork shoulder. My butt had a big old bone but as you can imagine, it came out very easily once the meat was done cooking. The results of this recipe are so versatile. I even kept it simple when assembling the sliders. On the bottom bun of each slider is a slather of Primal Kitchen’s paleo mayo, pulled pork, shredded red cabbage, and a couple slices of avocado.
- 3 lb pork butt
- 2 tsp liquid smoke
- 2½ tsp Pink Himalayan salt
- 1 cup Cookie's Sweet Hickory BBQ Sauce
- Optional: Remove fat from the pork and discard.
- Add pork to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Top with liquid smoke and Himalayan salt.
- Pour bbq sauce on top.
- Cook HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 8-10.
- Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.
- Place shredded pork back into the slow cooker until ready to serve.
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