Espresso and Beer Pulled Pork

Megan Wood


I truly have a love affair with my slow cooker. I prepare everything the night before, turn it on in the morning and there is only one pot to clean up. I tend to do something in the slow cooker on Monday's, as that is a night we run. By the time I get home, I am mentally spent and the most amount of work I want to do is open a bottle of wine. It's easy to have everything there waiting for you. I have been experimenting a lot with pulled pork and different flavors.

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8 Hr


1 bottle
coffee flavored beer or guinness
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp
chili powder
2-3 lb
pork shoulder
3+ Tbsp
sweet baby rays sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

The night before, combine the dry ingredients and give your pork shoulder a nice rub down. Place in the slow cooker pan with no liquid, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, Set up your slow cooker, pour in the beer and place on low for 8 hours.

After it has cooked for 8 hours, drain the liquid out of the slow cooker, reserving 1/2 a cup. Shred your pork, you should be able to do this without any effort. Slowly pour back the reserved liquid, a little at a time. Do not pour it all in, this is to bring moisture back into the pork so us your judgement. You do not want it soaked. Add BBQ sauce to taste and put back on low for 30 minutes. Serve on Texas Toast instead of plain bread! You can add a slice of cheese or coleslaw if you choose.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #slow, #cooker