If you got a hankering for a good BBQ sandwich, break out the slow cooker and you are on your way to a great meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 30 mins
total:
8 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut several slits into the fatty side of the pork shoulder. Insert garlic slices into slits. Transfer pork to a slow cooker, fat side up.

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  • Mix coffee, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke in a bowl; pour over pork.

  • Cook pork on Low until very tender, about 8 hours. Carefully remove pork from slow cooker to a large plate; discard excess fat. Shred pork with 2 forks or by hand.

  • Reserve about 1/2 cup juices from the slow cooker; discard remaining liquid. Return shredded pork and juices to slow cooker and season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add barbeque sauce and stir.

  • Heat pork on Low until sauce is hot, about 30 minutes more. Pile pork over toasted buns to serve.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 23.3g 47% DV; carbohydrates 38.2g 12% DV; fat 22.4g 35% DV; cholesterol 74.5mg 25% DV; sodium 750.1mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2016
I love pulled pork and I use varying recipes. This is one of the easier ones and it relies on using your favorite BBQ sauce on the meat in the end, it will not make its own. Having said that, it produces a great flavor in the meat itself and I would strongly advise to keep quite a bit of the juices after cooking, so you can mix them in with your favorite BBQ sauce, thus keeping some of the original distinctive flavor in the dish. We usually have pulled pork not on buns but with mashed potato and therefore enjoy a good amount of sauce. I ended up using almost half the juices and didn't regret it, the coffee adds a very special something. I used some bacon-flavored BBQ sauce as well as some chipotle seasoning to round it off and give it a kick. Will certainly make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2014
Sandwiches turned out great. I'll be making this again - followed the recipe as written. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2016
I love pulled pork and I use varying recipes. This is one of the easier ones and it relies on using your favorite BBQ sauce on the meat in the end, it will not make its own. Having said that, it produces a great flavor in the meat itself and I would strongly advise to keep quite a bit of the juices after cooking, so you can mix them in with your favorite BBQ sauce, thus keeping some of the original distinctive flavor in the dish. We usually have pulled pork not on buns but with mashed potato and therefore enjoy a good amount of sauce. I ended up using almost half the juices and didn't regret it, the coffee adds a very special something. I used some bacon-flavored BBQ sauce as well as some chipotle seasoning to round it off and give it a kick. Will certainly make this again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2013
Really good... next time I will not save only 1/2c of the juices.. it needed more juice and sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2018
Made it. Like the flavor from the coffee. Need to adjust my bbq sauce. I kept all the liquid to mix with the sauce and I am glad I did. Read More