Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Slow Cooker: Pulled Pork, DIY Sauce

I love using my slow cooker.  Most of the time I just throw everything in and turn it on.  This is one of those recipes.  I prefer to make my own BBQ Sauce.  It takes a bit more time but it's so much tastier!

Pulled Pork with Homemade BBQ Sauce

14 ounces beef broth (or homemade veggie broth)
3 pounds boneless pork ribs (or Boston Butt roast)
18 ounces bottle barbeque sauce (or Homemade)

Pour can of beef broth into slow cooker, and add boneless pork ribs. Cook on High heat for 4 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Remove meat, and shred with two forks. It will seem that it's not working right away, but it will.

Place pork back into slow cooker and add BBQ Sauce.


Maple BBQ Sauce

2 teaspoons grapeseed or olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup reduced-sodium ketchup,
1/2 cup Southern Comfort liqueur, or apple juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco
5 cloves garlic, minced

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add ketchup, Southern Comfort (or apple juice), maple syrup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce), hot sauce and garlic and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)


  1. Yum! My husband's favorite is bbq pulled pork, I will have to try this for him! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  2. Pulled pork is one of my favorite meals and your homemade sauce sounds delicious!

  3. I'll have to give your BBQ sauce a
    try. I love such sauces... but although
    I've had several slow cookers through
    the years I just don't have the chance
    to use one.. I live with a man who hates
    his food 'mixed' with other foods.. really!
    His plate looks like all are put in a
    circle and he needs to see it with nothing
    touching the other.. funny!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yum... gosh does that sauce ever sound delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  5. Good Lord that sounds amazingly delicious! Why buying things if you can make it 1000 times more delicious yourself, right?!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

  6. Easy, great recipe and I'm happy to see it! Visiting today from No Rules Weekend Blog Party.

  7. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you come back this week.

  8. Looks like a great recipe!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  9. That maple barbecue sauce sounds amazing. I'm bookmarking this recipe to try! My husby loves barbecue. AND so do I!


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