Put Pork on Your Fork (www.putporkonyourfork.ca)
3-4 lb (1.5 - 1.8 kg) Alberta Pork shoulder blade roast (boneless or bone-in)
1 onion , sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
½ cup (125 mL) water
1 Tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
1 bottle prepared BBQ sauce
Buns or small crostini
If necessary, remove netting from pork roast; trim excess fat. Place sliced onion in the bowl of a slow cooker, and set pork on top of onions.
In a separate small bowl, combine garlic, bay leaf, water and soy sauce; then pour over pork and onions. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 - 6 hours or LOW for 10-12 hours.
If you don't have a slowcooker: Preheat oven to 300°F/150° C. Put the ingredients in a close-fitting covered casserole, Dutch oven, or roasting pan covered with foil. Add more water if necessary to so liquid rises about 1/3 of the way up the side of the pork roast. Roast in oven, covered, for 4 hours.
Remove pork and drain liquid; remove bone if necessary. Shred pork with two forks, pulling the meat into strands. Mix in BBQ sauce, stirring well to combine. Serve on buns with coleslaw as a sandwich or on small crostini as an appetizer.
Yield: Serves 6 - 8
Cooking Time: 5 - 6 hours on HIGH; 10 - 12 hours on LOW in slow cooker
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 360 Minutes
Total Time: 375 Minutes