I do mine in the crockpot too. I trim off as much fat as I can, then put in crockpot with 1 cup ginger ale and cover with chunks of onions. I cook it on low for about 12 hours, then shredd the meat and mix in bbq sauce.
I have always boiled it for a couple of hours. Then put in some veggies, like onion, potatos, carrots, turnips, etc. Its a great one pot dinner. I dont cook it very often. Only when I have a bigger crowd than my usual 3 for dinner.
If you want pulled pork, poke holes all over it with one of those carving forks, rub it with liuqid smoke and salt, and cook it on high in a crockpot for 1 hr, then turn it down to low for 8 hours. Very good.
My grandmother makes porketta- you debone it, and stuff it with a mixture of fennel seeds, rosemary, garlic and oregano, roll it up and roast it in a 375 degree oven till it's done. Delicious.
I put mine on the grill on low for 6-8 hours. Put it on the side opposite the flame. I normally sit it in one of those throw-away tin pans to catch all of the drippings. It helps keep the meat very moist while it's cooking. Then we make our own BBQ sauce and shred the meat. Like a good old fashion, southern pig-pickin'! It does feed alot and I don't think it freezes very well because of the high fat content.
If using the crockpot to cook your roast, I would suggest cutting the roast in smaller pieces and trim as much fat as possible before adding to the crockpot. The roast will cook faster and it will assure that it is cooked through. I rub my oven cooked and crockpot pork roasts with liquid smoke and garlic powder. I then add a small bottle of good italian dressing to my roast and it gives it great flavor. If you want to freeze any leftovers, simply shred the meat and package in freezer bags without BBQ sauce. When you want to serve it, thaw meat in fridge, add to crockpot, add sauce of your choice and combine well. Heat on high or low setting (depending on when you want to serve it) until heated. Serve on toasted buns.
I do the same when cooking pork ribs in the crockpot, except I add my BBQ sauce to the ribs one hour before they are done.
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