This recipe has 16 ingredients, 9 for the rub and 7 for the sauce. Since this recipe is written for the grill, I made some major modifications. First I prepared the rub and rubbed it all over the pork and let it sit for about an hour. Then I sprayed the slow cooker with olive oil, placed the pork shoulder in it, fat side up and let it cook on low for about 8 hours. I do not add additional water to my slow cooker when making pulled pork, there is enough fat from the pork to keep it moist for the whole cooking time and I always let my pork cook for a very long time (I have let it cook for up to 16 hours before). When the pork has cooked for eight hours, I take it out, shred it and return it to the slow-cooker with the sauce. Let the pork and sauce cook for an additional hour and it's done. In our house we serve pulled pork with coleslaw (homemade coleslaw recipe to be posted to the blog next week). My husband refuses to eat BBQ or hotdogs without 'slaw.
The slow-cooker worked great for this recipe and the sauce and rub were absolutely delicious. My husband was surprised how well the BBQ turned out in the crock-pot and my two boys ate their whole serving. This recipe is a great way to make BBQ, when you don't have access to a grill or don't the time for all day smoking.
For the recipe go to Saveur Lexington Pulled Pork.