Having a crowd for a Super Bowl Party tomorrow? This is a recipe for you! Cook in the slow cooker during the day, and it's ready for kick-off when the party starts. Serve with a big bowl of cole slaw and whatever else you like.
No, this is not a pulled pork that you smoke lovingly over a charcoal fire stoked with mesquite, applewood or other fancy wood chips. But it's easy to pull together, and it cooks while you do other things. What makes it special is the BBQ sauce. The recipe for my favorite--from an old James Beard cookbook--follows.
1 piece of pork loin or pork shoulder/butt--whatever will fit in your slow cooker and will serve the crowd you're having
1 bottle root beer (diet works, too)
1 large onion, sliced
Hamburger buns, toasted
BBQ sauce (recipe follows)
Place pork in slow cooker along with onion. Add root beer to almost cover.
Cook on low for approximately 8 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker. Remove fat (it should separate from the meat easily), and shred using two forks.