Crockpot Boston Butt Pulled Pork
When I found a beautiful Boston Butt roast at my local Publix store, I knew I had to have it. I’d been wanting to cook using a homemade rub in the crockpot, so it was just the perfect time to make Crockpot Boston Butt Pulled Pork! Also, it was on sale so since the price was right it was a double win!
Pulled pork sandwiches are my favorite when I go to a Barbecue joint. Normally you have to go to a specialized restaurant to find really great barbecue since they have the special equipment and highly trained and experienced cooks. It’s simply what they do and so they’re great at it. However, I like to think that I’m able to cook just as good as the restaurants are, sans the fancy equipment and smokers. Sometimes, I’m right and sometimes I’m dead wrong and we have a less than perfect meal that’s quite a letdown. But not this time!
The Crock Pot does a wonderful job
by cooking the pork until it’s so tender and moist that it just falls apart! This piece of pork turned out moist and tender and so full of flavor that it rivals most every other pulled pork sandwich I’d ever had! See, you don’t really need all that special equipment to make a great Boston Butt. All you need is some good seasoning and a Slow Cooker and you’re well on your way to delicious home cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches!
The rub is made from a mixture of Chili Powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and was “rubbed” all over a frozen roast. Yes, I cook it from frozen. As you may remember, I sometimes cook my Rump Roasts from frozen, so I figured why not? Let’s see how it turns out! The Rump Roasts are always perfect so I had a good feeling that the Pork would be just as good. You can find my awesome Rump Roast recipe here.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
This easy pulled pulled pork recipe yields a moist, tender and perfect pulled pork sandwich and in fact it makes about 10 of them! Since we can’t eat that many at one time, it means I have leftovers!! I love leftovers that freeze well and can be used on those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking, which is rare but it does happen.
The cost? Just a little over $13. That’s a pretty great deal for 10 pulled pork sandwiches, don’t you think?
- 4-4.5 pound Boston Butt Pork Roast
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- Your favorite bottled Barbecue sauce
- Mix all the dry ingredients together and rub all over the roast. Place the roast in the crockpot with 1/2 cup water and cover.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Remove from crockpot and shred with a fork, then add barbecue sauce to taste.