I LOVE Fall! With the return of the cooler (much missed!) weather, I was eager to dig out my crock-pot and fill our apartment with savory scents. I bought the last pork shoulder at Costco, so I ended up almost doubling this recipe (6 lbs of shoulder!) We had dinner for a week, and more is in the freezer for later.
3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1 tablespoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
2 cups barbecue sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray's)
Place pork in a slow cooker. Add water and liquid smoke. Cook on low setting for approximately 8 hours, until the pork is very tender and falls apart easily.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard the remaining liquid. Shred the pork using two forks. Place the meat back in the slow cooker along with the barbecue sauce and continue to cook for another 20-30 minutes until the pork is hot again. Serve on buns with extra barbecue sauce, if desired