4lb.boneless pork shoulderalso called a butt or carnitas
3-4tablespoonspork dry rub(see notes)
1cupBBQ sauceany kind, plus more for serving
8hamburger bunsfor serving
Place onions in the bottom of your slow cooker.
Rub dry rub evenly over pork shoulder.
Place pork shoulder on top of onions, sprinkle with remaining dry rub (if there is any).
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Stir back into juices and add the BBQ sauce.
Serve pulled pork on buns with more sauce if desired.
For a gluten-free version, be sure to buy gluten-free buns or enjoy on a corn tortilla instead.
Freeze leftovers with juices in airtight containers or plastic bags for up to six months to use in carnitas tacos, more sandwiches, in tortilla soup, or just plain.
To make your own pork dry rub, mix together: 2 teaspoons each of garlic powder, oregano, paprika (smoked or regular), salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Store any extra in your pantry in an airtight jar or container for future use.
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