Centsable Health: Pulled Pork

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Cookies BBQ Pork

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Total time: 6-10 hours


  • 3 ½ pounds pork loin, sliced into 1" slices
  • 2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 tsp. Cookies Flavor Enhancer
  • 1 bottle Cookies Sweet Hickory BBQ Sauce


SEASON pork with flavor enhancer. PLACE one sliced onion on the bottom of the crock pot, then ADD pork. COVER with another sliced onion. ADD ginger ale, COVER and COOK on low for 8 hours (high for 4 hours), or until the internal temperature reaches 145⁰F. REMOVE pork, STRAIN and SAVE onions, and DISCARD all liquid. SHRED pork with two forks and RETURN pork and onions to the crock pot. ADD BBQ sauce and CONTINUE to cook on low for 2 more hours. SERVE on buns or rolls with additional BBQ sauce.


Balsamic honey pulled pork

Makes 20 sliders

Total time: varies



  • 1 (2 ½ pound) boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ - 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 20 cocktail buns


COMBINE pork, onion, thyme, rosemary and chicken broth in the crockpot. COOK on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours. Meanwhile, COMBINE vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a saucepan. BRING to a boil then SIMMER for 20-25 minutes, or until thickened. Once pork is tender, SHRED with two forks, DRAIN cooking liquid and RETURN to crockpot. ADD sauce to pork and cook on low for one hour. SERVE on cocktail buns.



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