Of all the barbecue sauces on the market, Sean likes Kraft original barbecue sauce.
When he told me that, part of me — the part that enjoys Michelin star dining — died and the other part let out a sigh of relief. Making dinners for such a laid back guy is truly a blessing. I have absolutely no stress when I cook.
When we first started dating, I asked him if there were any dishes he’d like me to make and one of them needed a Crock Pot to create. A few weeks ago Crock Pot sent me their five quart programmable countdown slow cooker and I set out to make the second dish I’ve ever made using a Crock Pot slow cooker.
This time I would be making pulled pork using Kraft Original barbecue sauce.
It’s a pretty easy recipe so I thought I’d share it with you since I’ve now made this pulled pork slow cooker recipe twice.
Place a three pound pork shoulder in the slow cooker. It cost about $6 in my Manhattan supermarket so I have a feeling it will cost less in your part of the country. The recipe said boneless but both times I picked up bone-in pork shoulder.
Cover the pork and set the timer. The first time I did 8 1/2 hours on low because the pork was bone-in. Second time, I did 8 hours on low despite it being bone-in and a four and a half pound pork shoulder. 8-10 hours is recommended for a three pound boneless pork shoulder.
Once the timer is off, use two forks to shred the pork.
The first time I made the recipe, I used Kraft original barbecue sauce. The second time (after Sean asked his best friend what his favorite barbecue is) I picked up Sweet Baby Ray’s original barbecue sauce. I found it in my supermarket.
Both times, I really wanted a kick to the sauce but I know its best to use the original version of a sauce when trying a recipe for the first time. (Especially an award winning one like Sweet Baby Ray’s) Next time I think I will be choosing the barbecue sauce myself and I’m going to look for one with a bit of a kick.
Anyone want to recommend a barbecue sauce to me?