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Texas Pulled Pork


Texas Pulled Pork

Texas Style Pulled Pork

Photo: Diana Rattray
A Texas-style barbecue sauce flavors this tender, great-tasting pulled pork. The slow cooker makes preparation a snap.

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder or pork butt, 3 to 4 pounds
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard or a grainy mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Arrange the sliced onions in the slow cooker. Top with the pork roast (netting removed), then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the chili powder. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours, until tender enough to shred.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and saute until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes longer. Add the ketchup, lemon juice, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper. To keep splatters to a minimum, cover with a splatter screen or cover loosely with a lid. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.

Remove the roast to a large bowl or platter and shred, discarding fats and liquids. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker with 1 cup of the barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Serve the pork barbecue on split rolls with coleslaw and dill pickle slices, along with your favorite sides.

Serves 6 to 8.

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