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Slow-Cooker Barbecue

Here in the South, we take our barbecue very seriously. Heated competitions are held throughout the summer months with grill masters proudly presenting their smoky offerings to the judging panel and to hungry, drooling guests. At the risk of being branded a Yankee, I present my Slow-Cooker Barbecue for those of us without a pit in our backyard. It won’t win a grill master contest, but I guarantee it will bring a tear to your eye. And, using a slow-cooker instead of your oven or stove in the summer months keeps your kitchen cool!

You can add fixin’s to these barbecue sandwiches or serve the barbecue over cheesy grits. Oh. My. Yum.

Favorite fixin’s include cole slaw, onions strings (or onion rings) or, before adding the barbecue to the bun, place a slice of cheddar cheese on one or both sides of the bun and place under the broiler for a minute – just until the cheese is melted and the edges are crispy. Oh yeah!

Feel free to add the cheese and all the fixin’s but be sure to serve with some raw veggies so you can feel good about yourself :)

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue

Slow-Cooker Barbecue

Ingredients

  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled, cut in half, then sliced
  • 3-pound chuck beef or pork roast
  • 2 (18-ounce) bottles barbecue sauce
  • 1 or 2 jalapeño peppers (if you like spicy barbecue)
  • 10 toasted sesame seed buns

Instructions

  1. Place half of the onions in the bottom of a slow-cooker.
  2. Lay the roast over the onions, then top with the remaining onions.
  3. Pour the barbecue sauce over the onions.
  4. If using jalapeños, cut in half, and scrape out the seeds. Tuck them around the roast.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat falls apart easily.
  6. Remove the meat from the slow cooker, and place on a large cutting board.
  7. Use two forks to shred the meat.
  8. Spoon enough of the barbecue sauce over the meat to moisten.
  9. Serve shredded meat on toasted sesame seed buns with coleslaw and onion strings, if desired.
http://www.leanncooks.org/beef-pork-and-lamb/slow-cooker-barbecue/

 

 

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