Crock Pot Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork

I am always looking for new ways to use my crock pot.  Because I am a working mom, it is always nice to  throw food in the crock pot or slow cooker in the morning, and have a great meal when I come home.  My only problem is that for some reason I do not use the crock pot that much.  I always forget about it or am too lazy in the mornings.
One of my goals this new year is to start using my crock pot more.  It is so easy and I really like the fact that with a little effort in the morning or the night before, I can have dinner ready when I come home.  To fulfill my goal of using the crock pot more this year, we decided to use it to cook dinner on New Year’s Day.  Because we usually eat pork on New Year’s, I decided to make pulled pork in the crock pot.
 The Crock Pot Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork that we made was fantastic.  I found the recipe on a great blog, Mama Loves Food. The pulled pork tasted great, the meat was so tender from cooking in the crock pot all day and just fell off the bone.  I loved the flavor that the combination of the barbecue sauce and pineapple gave the pork.  The combination of that tangy and sweet flavor tasted great with the pork and provided a great sauce.
My favorite thing about the pulled pork is how much it makes.  This makes 4-6 pounds of meat.  This is great for a big party or to have a lot of leftovers.  We have been finding different ways to use our leftovers.  You can freeze some, or you can use it to make sandwiches or quesadillas, or even use it in a casserole.  I like how one easy meal gave us different meals all week.  I even used some of the leftover pulled pork to make an appetizer, which I will be posting later this week.
This pulled pork is a must try, we will definitely be making this again.  I can’t wait to think of new ways to use all of the pulled pork.

 

 

Crock Pot Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 4-6 lbs. pork shoulder
  • All purpose seasoning (I used McCormick's Pork Seasoning)
  • 1 bottle (about 18 ounces) of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained

Instructions

  1. Rub the all-purpose seasoning on the pork shoulder, making sure to cover the whole thing. Place the pork in the crock pot.
  2. Pour the can of undrained pineapple chunks on top of the pork shoulder. Then add the whole bottle of barbecue sauce into the crock pot. Lift the pork up so that some of the sauces can get underneath the pork.
  3. Cook the pork on high for 6 hours or on low for 10 hours. Once done shred the pulled pork in the crock pot and mix with all the juices.
  4. Serve plain, on sandwiches, or use in other meals.

Notes

You can cook the pork a little longer than the 6 hours on high if need be. We cooked it for 7 hours on high. If you want to use the pulled pork in other dishes you can always remove the pineapples from the dish, if desired.

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(Recipe adapted from Mama Loves Food).

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Comments

  1. I think I know what we will be trying this week for dinner. How yummy, and easy does this look?? Question, if you leave the juice in the can of pineapple (as opposed to draining), will it make it taste more pineapple-y?

    • I haven’t tried it without the juice, but I don’t think that there was too much pineapple taste. I just it just gave a sweeter taste to the pork and combined well with the barbecue sauce. There really is not that much juice compared to the amount of barbecue sauce and pork that is in the crock pot. I think either leaving it drained or undrained would be fine though. I hope you enjoy the pork!

  2. What a fun twist on barbecue pork Alyssa. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. :)

  3. Ashley says:

    A little blonde here.. Do it cook for 16 hours total? 6 on high AND 10 on low?? Or do I only cook on one heat setting of choice? I’ve never made anything like this and I don’t want to mess it up

    • No, I’m sorry that might have been worded badly. You cook it either on high for 6 hours OR on low for 10 hours. You don’t need to do both. I hope that you enjoy it!

  4. Ashley says:

    Thanks so much :) it smells great already. I don’t remember what time I put it on put I pressed the six hour button ^.^

  5. Ashley says:

    It came out amazing! I just pulled it this morning. I think I’ll have it for breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing 😀

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