Next week is Independence Day! WHAT?! It totally snuck up on me! It’s a great day for parades, fireworks and eating! While some don’t mind spending the day sweating it out over a hot grill, I for one, prefer to spend the 4th sitting back hanging with friends and family. So, here is a terrific recipe for pulled pork. It is so easy. Seriously simple. I can’t believe how easy it is. And delicious. Like gourmet delicious!


2 pound Pork Loin Roast or butt (I used pork loin roast and it came out great
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
½ tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup red wine
2 cups of Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ sauce (or other BBQ sauce)
Ciabatta rolls


Best BBQ sauce ever!


Mix all spice ingredients and rub all over pork.
Put crockpot on low.
Put meat in crockpot. Add ½ cup water and red wine.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Shred with forks.
Drain extra liquid out.
Add BBQ sauce. Stir. Add more if you need it. Keep in Crockpot on low and let people self serve or serve to them. I like to squirt a little extra BBQ sauce on the bun. YUMMY!


Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as Boston butt) or mixed cuts, is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method. With these extended times at low temperatures, the meat becomes tender enough that it can be “pulled”, or easily broken into individual pieces. Pulled pork is found around the world in a variety of forms.
In the United States, pulled pork is commonly slow-cooked by a smoking method, though a non-barbecue method might also be employed using a slow cooker or a domestic oven.[1]
The preparation of pulled pork differs from region to region. In areas such as Tennessee, pulled pork is typically made from a mixture of the blade shoulder and arm shoulder meat and served with a tomato-based barbecue sauce.[2] In areas such as North Carolina, either a whole hog, mixed cuts of the hog, or the shoulder cut alone are commonly used, and the pork is served with a vinegar-based sauce or no sauce.[2]
Pulled pork is most commonly served in a sliced bun as a sandwich or by itself.[3]