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Crocked Barbecue

Crocked Barbecue Recipe

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Raven Higheagle


Making backyard barbecue the all day way isn't for everybody. But that doesn't mean you can't make wonderful smoky barbecue at home. All you need to turn your kitchen into a barbecue pit is a slow cooker and some natural liquid smoke.


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Makes 10 to 12 servings
20 Min
12 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    jack daniel's tennessee whiskey
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 (6) lb
    pork butt
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Crocked Barbecue


  1. Combine the vinegar, jack Daniel's, brown sugar, ketchup, and liquid smoke in a large slow cooker (at least 5 quarts).
  2. Add the pork butt. Sprinkle the pepper, paprika, and garlic powder over the meat.
  3. cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or on low for 10 to 12 hours, until the is pull-apart tender and the internal temperature is at least 190 degrees.
  4. Using tongs and a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a large casserole or foil pan. Let the meat rest until it is cool enough to handle. Pull the meat into strands. It should shred easily. Serve with the meat juices.
  5. To serve the barbecue later:

    Remove the meat from the slow cooker, cool, and refrigerate. Pour the sauce into a separate container and refrigerate. Before re heating the sauce, skim the hard fat layer off the top and discard.

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About Crocked Barbecue

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern

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