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Reader Recipe: Super-Easy BBQ Pork

Every couple of months, I get a huge craving for shredded pork. The kind of slow-cooked, moist, melt in your mouth, scrumptious pork that is stuffed into carnitas and pulled-pork sandwiches. The other day I experienced one of these exact cravings when I saw a recipe for TeamSugar member Twinkle's super easy BBQ pork.

The pork looks incredibly juicy and the recipe is practically effortless. All you need is time, but good things come to those who wait. To take a look at her recipe,


Submitted by TeamSugar member Twinkle

Super Easy BBQ Pork

Super Easy BBQ Pork

Super Easy BBQ Pork


  1. 3 tbsp. Canola oil
  2. 4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder cut into 3 equal pieces
  3. 1 yellow onion chopped finely
  4. 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  5. 3/4 cup ketchup
  6. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup light molasses
  8. 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  9. 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  10. 1 tsp. dry mustard
  11. salt and freshly ground pepper


Brown pork in heavy bottom pan and transfer to slow cooker. Sauté onion until golden. Add vinegar and deglaze the pan. Then add ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to bubble. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours. The pork should be very tender.

Transfer the pork to a platter. Using a pair of forks, shred each piece of pork, removing and discarding any large pieces of fat. Skim off the excess fat from the surface of the sauce and return pork to the sauce. Stir together to combine. Serve the pork and sauce as is or on sandwich rolls.

* If like me you don't have a slow cooker, you can use a French oven on the stove top instead.

Tastes even better the next day!

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leabythesea leabythesea 3 years
I would say it serves 8-10 people. Sorry, don't know about the calories.
Doral15271373 Doral15271373 3 years
I don't see the number of servings for this recipe, nor how many calories each serving would be...?
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I meant award winning recipe
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I agree with audtoxicsparkle and agree. Besides....this looks DELISH!!!!!!! Another award winning blog from Twinkle! :medal:
audreystar audreystar 9 years
please don't open a recipe with pork in the title if you don't care for that meat. thanks.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No thanks, pork is one of the most disgusting meats to me.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Thanks fuzzles - I'm gonna look it up right now.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I found a recipe for blue cheese cole slaw on the Food Network site. It's from Ina Garten, so you KNOW it will be good! *hopping up and down and grinning*
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 9 years
I need a slow cooker pronto!
Marci Marci 9 years
I guess I'm the only person left on earth who's never had pulled pork?
PinkTulip PinkTulip 9 years
my first thought when I saw the picture of the pork was, "Carnitas!" they look really yummy!!
will205 will205 9 years
my mother likes to top her pork with cole slaw - i'm sure the blue cheese recipe would be perfect!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I'd love the recipe for blue cheese coleslaw also. Thanks.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
saraleann, Please post your recipe for the blue cheese 'slaw! Always looking to try something new! :)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
I looooooove pulled pork! I've never tried to make it myself though. Maybe I'll give this a try.
emalove emalove 9 years
This looks awesome! I love pulled pork sandwiches.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
I would not be pulling your leg if I said this recipe looks great. Perfect for a party.
saraleann saraleann 9 years
Yum. I love BBQ and serve mine with Blue Cheese coleslaw.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Twinkle always posts amazing recipes. Can't wait to try this one.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
This sounds very yummy! I'll give it a try.
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