Monday, October 15, 2012

Pulled Pork BBQ in the Slow Cooker

I've found that most store-bought BBQ sauces include high fructose corn syrup. Since I try to limit our consumption of HFCS, I prefer to make my own BBQ sauce.  I found this recipe years ago on the back of a molasses jar, although, I've altered it slightly. This sauce tasty, super easy, and the ingredients are most likely in your kitchen. And since I only buy ketchup that doesn't include HFCS, this sauce in HFCS-free.

Pulled Pork BBQ in the Slow Cooker

Adapted from Grandma's Molasses


  • 2 -3 lbs pork shoulder, fat removed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


1. Place the pork shoulder in the crock pot.
2. Combine the molasses, honey, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, and garlic. Mix in the onions.
3. Pour mixture over the pork.
4. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours.
5. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks, add back to the crock pot, and mix with the sauce.
6. Serve on your favorite roll and Enjoy!

Kitchen Shortcut - Mix together the sauce and onions together the night before for easy morning prep.

You might also enjoy Pulled Chicken BBQ.

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