Monday, March 12, 2012

Slow Cooker BBQ Coke Pork

Here's another Pinterest recipe that I've seen all over my friend's boards. While I am still on my "one-Coca-cola-a-day" addiction, which I've had a hard time shaking, using Coke as an ingredient as never appealed to me. But this recipe has changed my mind!

The original recipe calls for Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce, and while I really like that sauce, I used my CHEAP barbecue sauce that I got for 10 cents or something ridiculous with coupons. Cheap works in this! But use whatever your family prefers.

The proprtions of this are not set in stone, and it's very forgiving. I've made this three times, and one time I skimped on the Coke, because, well, it was my last Coke in the house...and I wanted to drink it! Even with the reduced amount of soda, it still had a sweet undertone that makes this pretty addictive.

We ate this on its own, not on sandwiches, and it was really good...let's just say this: both the grown-ups and kiddos ate this. Shut the door. End of post. And THAT is why you should make this!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Coke Pork
recipe adapted from Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

Pork butt (Use whatever size needed for your family between 1 to 2.5 lb)
Seasoning Salt (not pictured)
1 can Coke (or Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Root Bear...pick your pleasure!)
1/2 bottle barbecue sauce

Generally coat pork butt with Lawry's seasoning salt. Place in crock pot and pour in soda and barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 4-5 hours. After 4 hours or so, take two forks and shred the meat into bite size chunks. Let it sit in the juice to soak up all that flavor. It can stay on Warm in the slow cooker while serving, and can easily be reheated the next day. Serve on sandwich rolls or plain. Can add more barbecue sauce if needed.

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