Mid-Week Meal - Pulled Pork Sliders

Last night I made dinner for our bible study. When it comes to cooking for groups, I love making easy meals that don't leave me stressed out in the kitchen 5 minutes before everyone walks through the front door. Does that happen to anyone else?! (: 
This pulled pork recipe is one of my favorites for feeding a group with out the stress, because all of the cooking basically happens in the slow cooker during the day. I made a basic salad and cole slaw to go with the pulled pork sliders, and my meal was done! Here are some snapshots of our meal and you can find the recipe below. 
Here is the recipe!
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  • 5 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 10 to 12 whole wheat soft slider buns
Directions: In a small bowl, mix chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne, if desired. Rub the spice mixture on all sides of pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Cut pork butt in half; place in a slow cooker and add water. Set on low heat and cook for 10 hours. Transfer from slow cooker to a roasting pan and shred with two forks, removing any large pieces of fat. Pour the broth into a heatproof pitcher or large fat separator, and skim off the fat. 
Put the pork back into the slow cooker. Combine the barbecue sauce and 3 cups of the skimmed broth. Stir into pork and cook 2 hours. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pork from the slow cooker. Place the meat on a serving platter or on individual buns. Serve the rema
ining sauce alongside.
  1. Just pinned this! :-) MIght need to make it next week! :-)

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  2. Oh I love some pulled pork in the crock pot! Hubby loves BBQ and he takes the reigns on this one, but yours looks delish! It's so nice to come home to that amazing aroma too. Love the roses in the mint julep cups too! xo

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  3. I was looking for a good pulled pork recipe last night! You read my mind!
    Thanks!!
    xx
    Justine

    http://sobeanie.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yum! I want to come to your bible study lol These would also be great for Super Bowl parties!

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  5. If I could reach through the screen and garb one of these...I would.

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  6. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  7. look at those centerpieces, too - gorgeous!

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  8. You read my mind. Costco has a coupon for a pork loin and this is exactly what I am going to do with it. I know the kids will eat it up.

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  9. That's so nice that you had little center pieces on the table at dinner. Makes me want to add simple touches like that to weeknight meals.

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