Apples and pork go together like another fave of mine… PB&J! A marriage meant for a crock pot! And who doesn’t love pulled pork? Ok, perhaps vegetarians… but still! My Santa Fe Apple BBQ Sauce really makes this pulled pork sing a glorious and flavorful song! And the fact that it is all done in a slow cooker really makes it one for the books!
This pulled pork makes great crispy or soft tacos, lettuce wraps (for those carb-conscious folks), taco salad, in a hot sandwich or even wraps, or place it in a small bowl and eat! Once made up you can freeze it into smaller portions for a hectic day’s speedy evening meal (I do this all the time; like a homemade frozen dinner ready in minutes!).
I’ve made this many times, but wanted to say a huge thank you to Barque for allowing me to share her perfectly worded and photographed post for this fast and easy recipe that will have your family and friends raving! You can snag your jar of Kelle B Jammin’ Santa Fe Apple BBQ Sauce at Barque (on 98th & Quaker) or on my online Jam Shop! Enjoy!
- 1 (3-4 lb.) boneless Boston butt pork roast
- 1 jar Kelle B Santa Fe Apple BBQ Sauce (we also sell this at Barque)
- 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 32 oz. container of low sodium chicken broth
- 2-3 cups of water
- chili powder
- salt and pepper
Remove the netting from the pork roast and generously rub it down with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper on all sides. Place it in the slow cooker and add chopped onion, jalapeno, bell peppers and garlic.
Pour BBQ sauce over the top, add chicken broth and water (enough to barely cover the top of the pork).
Cook on the high temperature setting for 2 hours, then reduce to low for 4-5 hours. If you’re not able to change the temperature, just cook it on low for 8-9 hours.
Warning: This pork will make your house smell AMAZING! 🙂
Once you’re ready to serve, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. Cut away the obvious fat, and shred the meat. If you want even more flavorful meat, retrieve some of the veggies from the pot, chop them up and add mix them into the meat before serving.
This pork is great for tacos, sandwiches, burritos… it’s very versatile. And for how easy it is, that’s a beautiful thing.