Easy and delicious! Pork shoulder, slow-cooked or simmered on the stovetop with onion and spices. Serve hot in sandwich buns.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut boneless pork shoulder crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Partially freezing it will make slicing easier.

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  • In the slow cooker, combine sliced pork, onion, garlic, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well, and cover. Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender.

  • OR : In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine pork, onion, garlic, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until pork is tender.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; fat 13.6g 21% DV; cholesterol 55.8mg 19% DV; sodium 965.1mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2003
This sauce is excellent! I used a pork roast and didn't cut it up ahead of time. I just put everything in the crock pot and cooked on low for about 8 hours. The meat turned out so tender i just shredded right before I served it - super easy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This was pretty good. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Not sure if I'll make it again. Taste was ordinary. Read More
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443 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 311
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2003
This sauce is excellent! I used a pork roast and didn't cut it up ahead of time. I just put everything in the crock pot and cooked on low for about 8 hours. The meat turned out so tender i just shredded right before I served it - super easy! Read More
(148)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
OH MAN IS THIS GOOD! I used a 5lb pork shoulder roast, doubled the recipe, put the FROZEN roast in the crock put and cooked about 11 hours. Shredded it and EVERYONE raved! Even my 12 year VERY VERY VERY picky nephew asked for seconds! I'm can hardly wait to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
This recipe made my house smell just like a BBQ restaurant! I used boneless country style ribs and sliced diagonally then packed the sugar VERY lightly and used 1 cup BBQ sauce and 1 cup ketchup. (I used the crockpot method). We ate our sandwiches on lightly toasted bolillo rolls with lots of dill pickle slices. These taste like the real deal and would be a very low maintenance low stress way to feed a crowd. We'll be using this again very soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
I was very nervous about making this recipe...it just looked odd in the pot. I wish I hadn't listened to some of the other reviewers and cut back on the brown sugar. The finished result was great and was the hit of the party. Next time I will use the alloted amount of brown sugar. Yummy! thanks for the sharing the recipe!!! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2003
Absolutely delish! I've made this 3 times and it comes out perfect every time. I did make one change. Instead of adding 2 cups of ketchup I add 1 cup of barbeque sauce and 1 cup of ketchup to add some spice. 2 cups of ketchup was a bit too sweet for my family. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
I seasoned my meat (pork loin & boneless ribs) with seasoning salt garlic powder pepper Accent and a touch of chili powder. In the sauce I added about 1/2 cup of commercial bbq sauce an extra clove garlic and about 2 t. liquid smoke. I cooked the night before in crock pot (smell was incredible) and refrigerated so I could skim grease off next day. Meat was very flavorful and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
When I made this for a Super Bowl party, we took it piping hot out of the crock pot and put it on buns. It was pretty good, but it didn't seem that special. When my husband went back for a midnight snack and reheated it, he ate it straight out of the bowl and couldn't stop raving about it! (He had three helpings!) The flavors blended together and the sauce thickened up once it had a chance to cool off. Next time I will take it out of the crock pot and let it cool down before serving. Hubby says this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
Exquisite recipe. I used the slow cooker version with a 5lb. pork shoulder and made a little mistake by doubling pretty much everything. So for those of you who use a larger piece of meat, it isn't necessary to use that much ketchup/bbq sauce as it came a little too runny. And I did use half ketchup and half bbq sauce...tasted delicious. Wonderful on homemade hamburger rolls (recipe is also listed on All Recipes! :) ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
OMG.....It amazes me that someone uses chicken breast to make a bbq pork recipe, and then isn't pleased with the results. This is a GREAT recipe just the way it is, but it's also very easy to customize. Add a few different spices or fruits to turn it into any ethnic flavor you like. Mexican...cumin and chiles, Italian...basil and fennil, Oriental...soy sauce and ginger, Polenesian...pineapple. Very versatile. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This was pretty good. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Not sure if I'll make it again. Taste was ordinary. Read More
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