Slow cooker BBQ

Slow cooker BBQ


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About this recipe: My family often requests this for family gatherings. I originally got a recipe from the NC Pork Council and tweaked it to make it my own.

southerncooker North Carolina, United States

Serves: 12 

  • 1 (2 to 3kg) pork shoulder
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons treacle
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 bottle of your favourite barbecue sauce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • burger buns

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10hr  ›  Ready in:10hr15min 

  1. Place pork butt in slow cooker container and season with salt and pepper. Add apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and treacle and set to cook on low for about 10 hours.
  2. Remove the cooked pork and pour out the liquid. Remove and discard any bones and fat. Using two forks shred the meat and return to the slow cooker.
  3. Sauté the onion in the tablespoon butter and add to the slow cooker along with the barbecue sauce, ketchup, hot sauce and more salt and pepper if desired. Turn on warm or low to heat through.
  4. We serve ours on buns with the following toppings to choose from, tomatoes, coleslaw, onions, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard and more hot sauce.

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Reviews (5)


Can I ask what liquid smoke is? Can anyone help?? - 10 Apr 2012


This was really good, i substituted the liquid smoke with some smoked paprika and it worked well. - 01 Jul 2013


What is liquid smoke please and how essential is it to this recipe? - 10 Dec 2012

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