Smoky BBQ Pork Sandwiches

A slow cooker makes this BBQ recipe a breeze, and the ingredients make it a home-run!
Dish type


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (6-pound) bone-in pork shoulder picnic roast, fat trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) lager beer
  • 2 cups barbeque sauce
  • 10 onion buns
  • 10 slices smoked Gouda cheese (optional)


Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours 30 minutes
  1. In small bowl, combine garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, coriander, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Place pork and seasonings into slow-cooker bowl; stir to mix well. Add onions and pour in beer, making sure onions are submerged in liquid. Cover and cook on high 7 to 8 hours or until pork shreds easily.
  2. Transfer pork to large bowl. With slotted spoon, remove onions to bowl with pork. With 2 forks, shred pork. Remove and discard all but 1/2 cup liquid remaining in slow-cooker bowl. Return pork and onions to slow cooker; stir in barbeque sauce. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes. Serve on onion buns with cheese, if desired.
  3. Chef Tip: For variety, top pork with a vinegar-based coleslaw.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 465, Total Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 9, Cholesterol 91 mg, Sodium 652mg, Carbohydrate 28g, Protein 26g
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat9
Cholesterol91 mg