1 small onion, finely chopped
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 pounds)
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
8 submarine buns, split
1Place onion and roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, water, honey, garlic, seasoned salt and ginger; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
2Remove meat; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns. Cut sandwiches in half. Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on a bun.
Honey and ground ginger are the flavor boosters behind my no-stress sandwiches. A bottle of barbecue sauce ties it all together in a pinch.
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes 16 servings
1/2 sandwich: 417 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 867mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.