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Easy Southern BBQ

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Alright y'all, down here in the south, when folks say BBQ, they are talkin' about what's called pulled pork. It's almost as common as sweet tea. Matter of fact, you should probably have some sweet tea while you're eatin' it. It's great for family gatherings, tailgating, and even fund-raisers. This is a very easy way to make it. So grab a big ole glass of sweet tea, and let's get started.
 
 
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Step 1: Grab A Big Juicy Butt

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No not THAT kind of butt! A big old Boston butt roast. But it's just fun to say grab a big butt. Anyway, you need the butt (heehee) and some good ole BBQ sauce, a little salt and pepper, some buns, and a crock pot. That's it.

Step 2: What A Crock

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Plug in your crock pot. For some reason, this won't work if its not plugged in. Found that out the hard way. Unwrap your butt (heehee) and carefully set it in the crock pot. Salt and pepper it, then put on the lid. Set it to cook on the slowest setting for at least 10 hours.

Step 3: While You Wait

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Since you have 10 hours to kill, you can sleep, practice walking upside down and backwards, learn hip-hop dancing, go fishing, look up cute cat pictures online, etc......

Step 4: Time To Chop

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Drain off the grease, being careful not to lose your butt. I put a strainer in the sink to catch the pork just in case I lose my butt (heehee). Remove the bone. It should slide out very easily. Then, take out all your aggression on the pork. Chop it up into small pieces. I use this awesome mix and chopper, but you can use a thick spatula, or a potato masher. Just as long as you get it chopped up real good. You may want to drain it all again at this point. Then put it back in the crock pot.
Heather64110 months ago
As a novice cooker, this recipe worked great for me. Love using my Crock Pot. And very little ingredients to buy. Thank you for the simple, good recipe.
groovymama (author)  Heather64110 months ago
Thank you so much!
t1espo10 months ago
This Crock Pot system my be OK for Yankee's living in the south, but real BBQ is made on a grill and cooked with wood. Yes, you can taste the difference. You won't find a Crock Pot at a BBQ festival.
Raiders757 t1espo9 months ago
Even though I hickory smoke mine in a barrel smoker and agree it's the best method, this recipe is a great alternative for those that don't have the tools to do it that way, so no need to scald anyone Espo.

I'll even mention to Groovymama, that if your ever looking for an alternative option for crock pot pulled pork, make it Kalua style. Just rub your butt(he he) with sea salt and liquid smoke after stabbing it with a fork all over place, stick it in the crock pot(for 12 to 16 hours) and walk away. Shred it and serve it the way you prefer. You'll be shocked at just how good it is. Just three ingredients. No sauce involved. Super easy. Super tasty.
groovymama (author)  Raiders7579 months ago
Yum. Sounds great! Thanks!
groovymama (author)  t1espo10 months ago
And that is why this is the EASY recipe. Not everyone can or wants to smoke a hog, grill it, etc, but pretty much anyone, regardless of where they are from, or where they live, can make this. Not even trying to go to a BBQ festival. Just trying to feed my family and have a good time, without spending the whole day outside with a dead pig. Thanks for the input. Maybe you could post an Instructable of your way to make it. I'd love to see it.
gmiranda610 months ago
I'm going to try this..this weekend :)
groovymama (author)  gmiranda610 months ago
Awesome!!! Please let me know how it turns out for you.
artfulann10 months ago
Nice and easy! And if you don't want to spend all day tending the grill on your "bib butt", this makes it even easier! Personally I'm all for overnight meals so that I don't heat up the house so much either (in Houston it mighty hot!) and since I'm a southern girl, I like pork much better than beef anyway!

ps- your pic's are adorable!
groovymama (author)  artfulann10 months ago
Thank you so much! I understand not wanting to heat up the house. I also like to cook in it while I'm at work. Then I can say "I've been cooking all day!", and get someone else to clean up.
artfulann10 months ago
Nice and easy! Who wants to spend their day tending a pit or bbq making their butt bigger when they can do it easier? Personally I'm also all for anything that keeps me from heating up the kitchen or myself as Houston is my climate currently. I like the overnight cooking concept.
speloquin26710 months ago
Great post. Thanks for sharing. At our house we call this Piggy butt and do cook it out on the pit. We use a mustard/vinegar sauce. I will try it this way for a new taste. Oh!! and coleslaw is always the favorite side with this!
groovymama (author)  speloquin26710 months ago
Haha! I love the name "Piggy Butt"! Thanks!
sdunham110 months ago
Love the pics!
groovymama (author)  sdunham110 months ago
Thank you!
TraceyJane10 months ago
This sounds great! I don't have a grill so being able to make it like this is good thing for me : ) I love the pics of your family!
groovymama (author)  TraceyJane10 months ago
Thank you so much!
mcompare10 months ago
I Enjoyed the Photos and the Ease of this, Yes, we can All agree that there are 50 billion ways to do this, but it is nice to see an Easy way to give simple instructions on how to make this delicious Meal Very very easily and Not compromise on the Flavor! I enjoyed reading This. I enjoying time with family and not always in front of the Grill
Or Oven. Thank you! I plan to try this recipe! .
groovymama (author)  mcompare10 months ago
Thank you so much. I appreciate that.
Viaticus10 months ago
for best results, put it in the crock put fat side up!
groovymama (author)  Viaticus10 months ago
Yes of course! Great advice. Thanks.
jessyratfink10 months ago
Yum! I love Sweet Baby Ray's sauce too. :D
groovymama (author)  jessyratfink10 months ago
Thank you so much!
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