Pulled pork sandwiches are a favorite for many. However, they can be time-consuming to make and a little bit of a hassle. With this Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun recipe, all you need to do is stick all your ingredients in your crockpot and let the magic happen.
How To Make Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 boneless pork butt, trimmed of excess fat, about 3 lb.
- Kaiser or onion buns halved and warmed
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add onions; cook until soft. Add garlic, chili powder and peppercorns; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Stir to combine; bring to a boil.
- Place pork in crockpot, pour sauce over pork. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 6 hours, until pork is falling apart.
- Transfer pork to a cutting board; pull the meat apart in shreds, using two forks.
- Return to sauce and keep warm. When ready to serve, spoon shredded pork and sauce over warm buns.
- Note: You can prepare sauce in advance and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, proceed as directed.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I substitute the pork for another meat?
You can definitely use a different type of meat with this recipe. Both chicken and beef work well as a substitute here. Alternatively, you could make this recipe vegetarian by using extra firm tofu as your choice of protein. However, extra firm tofu will only need 4 hours to cook.