Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beer Infused Crockpot Pulled Pork

To start I have to celerbate!  This is my 100th post!  (Wow I ramble on a lot!)

Ok!  Now that I've got that out of the way...
Last week I finally branched out of my comfort zone and bought a pork roast!  It was huge!  Way more than 2 people would ever need in one meal, but it was on sale and I was bored, so I figured I'd go for it.  I've never been a fan of pork or ever really cooked it but it looked pretty good to me, what do you think?

So I cut my roast in 3's, freezed 2 of them and went on a search for ideas on how to cook this.  I came across this recipe for a pulled pork sandwich with a beer cheese sauce!  Because I wasn't going to be home all day and I didn't want to go through too much work when I got home, I only made the pork and then ate it over rice, but it still turned out so juicy and good, I was very happy.  Also!  Because I didn't have many spices in the house and this was a last minute thing, I didn't quite follow the recipe to a tee.  Here is what I did:

What you'll need:
Pork Roast
1 Tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces of beer
1 bottle of bbq sauce.

  •   heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet to medium-high heat.  Sear the pork on every side (about 2-3 minutes per side)

  • place the roast in your crock pot and cover with all the spices listed above
  • pour in your beer, I used Yuengling because it's what I had in the house
  • cover in bbq sauce and cook on low for about 8 hours.  I used Sweet Baby Rays because it was on sale at Aldi's.  (I'm a sucker for sales.)  

Sadly I didn't get a picture of the end result but I assure you, it was beautiful!  It flaked off, was juicy and delicious!  I must admit it was quite spicy as well!  I had no idea that paprika would have such a kick! But it was still a great new recipe that I plan to make again!


  1. This looks like a pretty straight forward recipe. I've been trying to find a simple pulled pork recipe, since I'm new to this whole cooking thing. Can't wait to try it.

    1. Hey Inda! It is a super easy recipe, which is why I loved it! The only thing that I never would have thought to do was the sear the roast before I left it in the slowe cooker, it really did make a big difference in holding in the juices.

  2. HOLY COW!!! This looks incredible!! I'm stopping by from the NE Bloggers Pinning Committee and I just had to comment as well as pin because this looks like a fantastic meal!

    Happy to be your newest follower :)

    Meg @

    1. Welcome, Meg! It was so yummy! I hope you enjoy it!