This is one of my go-to recipes when cooking for any large group of people. It does take a bit of time but not any time that one needs to actually be “cooking.” It does require a two-step cooking process.
Pork roast – trimmed. (I prefer to use pork loin, figuring about 1/2 lb per person)
1 can dark cola (Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, Pepsi, Coke, RC cola – Any will work, each will add it’s own hint of flavor to the meat)
1 large onion quartered
In a large slow cooker place your pork roast fat side up and sprinkle pepper on the pork.
Place quartered onions in the crock and poor one 12 can of cola over the pork.
Cover and cook on low until fully cooked in a slow cooker – about 6-8 hours depending on size of roast.
*Very important step*
Remember to turn off the pork and place it in the refrigerator for the night. Just go ahead and take the whole crock dish out. This happens to be the step I tend to forget because well…when I’m making this it’s because I’m busy doing other things such as pretending that I’m back in my 20’s of the old college days where assorted libations and Jello shots are free flowing.
The next day remove the crock from the fridge and start step-two.
Cooked pork roast
1 jar of thick BBQ sauce – Sweet Baby Ray’s is my choice because it’s one of the thicker sauces on the market. You could also make your own sauce…but this meant to be stupidly easy.
Discard the cooking liquid and onions, pull apart pork removing and discarding as much fat as possible from the meat.
Place meat back in the slow cooker, add BBQ sauce, stir. Place on low heat until warmed through. Serve on buns.