Smoky BBQ Pork Sandwiches

A slow cooker makes this BBQ recipe a breeze, and the ingredients make it a home-run!
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
10

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (6-pound) bone-in pork shoulder picnic roast, fat trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) lager beer
  • 2 cups barbeque sauce
  • 10 onion buns
  • 10 slices smoked Gouda cheese (optional)

Directions

Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours 30 minutes
  1. In small bowl, combine garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, coriander, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Place pork and seasonings into slow-cooker bowl; stir to mix well. Add onions and pour in beer, making sure onions are submerged in liquid. Cover and cook on high 7 to 8 hours or until pork shreds easily.
  2. Transfer pork to large bowl. With slotted spoon, remove onions to bowl with pork. With 2 forks, shred pork. Remove and discard all but ½ cup liquid remaining in slow-cooker bowl. Return pork and onions to slow cooker; stir in barbeque sauce. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes. Serve on onion buns with cheese, if desired.
  3. Chef Tip For variety, top pork with a vinegar-based coleslaw.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 465, Total Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 9, Cholesterol 91 mg, Sodium 652mg, Carbohydrate 28g, Protein 26g
Calories465
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat9
Cholesterol91 mg
Sodium652mg
Carbohydrate28g
Fiber2g
Protein26g