This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell© and Social Moms.
Some days, I don’t want to mess too much with dinner. I want something that tastes phenomenal, but doesn’t take a ton of effort to get there. And these Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches are that kind of recipe for me – quick and easy browning to start off with, tenderizing while cooking in the slow cooker all day, easy to pull apart come dinner time, boom!
You’ll start with a prime piece of pork butt shoulder that you’ll baste with Carbonell© Olive Oil and season on all sides before browning in the pan (also basted and drizzled with olive oil).
Once browned, place your pork in the slow cooker. Add in the sauces, onions, and garlic.
After six-or-so hours, once a fork inserted into the meat breaks it apart easily, shred the pork as finely and gently as you can.
Gosh, doesn’t that look amazing? Here’s the full recipe and shopping list you’ll need to make this delicious dish:
- 4lbs pork butt shoulder
- Carbonell© Olive Oil
- fresh ground salt & pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon chili powder or cayenne
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced (we used the bottled stuff)
- 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce (we regularly use Stubb’s Hickory Bourbon)
- 1 bottle Lawry’s Baja Chipotle Marinade
- Baste your meat slightly with the Carbonell© olive oil, and baste a medium-sized pan and/or slow cooker with the olive oil, too.
- Grind the salt and pepper onto the meat, sprinkling the mustard and chili powder onto it, too, rubbing the seasonings into the meat and oil and place into the pan.
- Brown the pork on all sides, cooking about ten minutes.
- Place the pork into the slow cooker; add the onions, garlic, barbecue sauce, and marinade; cook on high.
- After 6 hours or so, when fork inserted into the pork breaks it apart effortlessly, use two forks to pull at the meat gently to tear it into shreds (if cooked completely, will be effortless. If not, it’ll need extra cooking time)
- Let cook for an additional fifteen minutes, then place on buns and serve.
Come. To. Momma.
Look at that sauce! Couldn’t you just eat it up? I may or may not have licked my plate a little. Ahem.
What about you? What daring recipe would YOU make using Carbonell© Olive Oil? Do you think this recipe is something your family might enjoy?
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