Friday Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ

I made this last night at the suggestion of my friend Dylan and it turned out just as amazing as he said it would. It’s a super easy recipe that’s akin to Sandra Lee’s “Semi-Homemade”.

I went for a total comfort food meal and served it with mashed sweet potatoes and brown sugar brussel sprouts. This served 5 of us and there were still leftovers.

Slow Cooker Pork BBQ

2 lbs pork shoulder (pork tenderloin could also be used and would be much leaner, but that’s not what we’re going for, right?)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
Root beer (I used a 1/2 liter)
1 bottle of barbeque sauce (next time I would likely make my own, but I was on a time crunch)
2 rolls of flaky biscuit dough (I suppose it doesn’t have to be flaky, but I only like flaky biscuits)

In a slow cooker, cover the pork shoulder and chopped onion until completely submerged with root beer. This took about 1/2 a liter but it could vary depending on the shape and size of your pork shoulder. Cook on low for 7 hours.

Drain root beer from slow cooker (I poured over a colander). Put the pork and onion back into the slow cooker and tear apart with 2 forks. It should basically fall apart on its own at this point. Cover with 1 bottle of barbeque sauce and cook for another hour on low.

Roll out the biscuit dough on a floured surface and with a rolling pin that’s been prepped with flour. I tried to get the biscuit dough really thin so that it would result in a good biscuit to barbeque ratio. Cut the dough into circles. In the center of each biscuit dough circle, plop a little barbeque. This takes less barbeque than you expect. Pinch the dough at the top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!!



  1. KatiePerk
    March 8, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Yum! I have made something similar with Dr. Pepper instead of root beer.

    • HMB
      March 8, 2013 / 11:59 pm

      I've heard of that! I bet it's delicious!

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