This easy freezer pulled pork recipe feeds 8-10 people using a $5 cut of meat! Freeze it ahead of time for a quick simple weeknight dinner!
Pulled pork is one of those recipes that always intimidated me. Until, that is, I actually tried it and discovered not just how ridiculously easy it is to make, but how inexpensive it is to make a delicious, hearty meal for a crowd that even the pickiest eaters in the bunch will RAVE about!
The first time I made it I had planned to use pork shoulder (also known as Boston Butt), but the butcher at Publix was inexplicably out of all pork shoulders. When I told her I was planning to make pulled pork, she recommended I use a picnic cut instead, which is one of the cheapest cuts of meat, but works just as well. I was a little skeptical when I saw I could get a huge chunk of meat for just five dollars, but I decided to trust the butcher. After all, she’s never steered me wrong before!
Well. Let me just tell you that I have now made this easy freezer pulled pork recipe for a crowd several times, and it is always a huge hit! My $5 chunk of meat easily feeds 8 people, with enough for seconds (and even some thirds!) It is also a nice “cheater” freezer recipe that can be prepared ahead as part of a freezer cooking day, then frozen until needed. Seriously, this one is a winner through and through.
Easy Freezer Pulled Pork
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Here is what you need:2 2-3 pound pork shoulder (Boston Butt) or Picnic cut salt & pepper 1/2 sweet onion 2 cups barbecue sauce 2 cans Root Beer 1 tablespoon seasoned salt 2 tablespoons liquid smoke (optional) rolls or hamburger buns
Step 1: Rub meat with salt and pepper; set aside.
Step 2: Chop onion; set aside.
Step 3: In medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, Root Beer, seasoned salt, and liquid smoke until smooth then add chopped onion.
Step 4: Divide meat into two gallon-size Ziploc bags. (Be sure to label bags before using!) Divide sauce in half and pour over meat; freeze until needed.
Step 5: Thaw in refrigerator; pour contents into slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Pull meat apart with fork then serve on rolls or hamburger buns.
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EASY SLOW-COOKED PULLED PORK
- 2 2-3 pound pork shoulder also called pork butt or Boston Butt
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 sweet onion
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 2 cans Root Beer
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 2 tablespoons liquid smoke optional
- rolls or hamburger buns
- Rub meat with salt and pepper; set aside.
- Chop onion; set aside.
- In medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, Root Beer, seasoned salt, and liquid smoke until smooth then add chopped onion.
- Divide meat into two gallon-size Ziploc bags. (Be sure to label bags before using!) Divide sauce in half and pour over meat; freeze until needed.
- Thaw in refrigerator; pour contents into slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Pull meat apart with fork then serve on rolls or hamburger buns.
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 8 hours. Number of servings (yield): 8-10.
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