We can't always smoke our own barbecue, but even busy days call for non-drive thru meals. Let this be your great, crock-pot family barbecue recipe:  


  • 4 to 6 pound pork shoulder (Boston Butt)
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 1 bottle of beer (any flavor of your choice, I like IPA)
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (your choice of flavor)
  • Dry Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons Sazón Completa
  • 2 Tablespoons Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • little dash of cayenne pepper (unless you want more heat)

(If your pork is extra-fatty, you might want to trim off some of the fat).  Take all of the dry seasoning and combine, then rub all over the pork, massaging the pork with the dry rub.  Pour the bottle of beer into the crock pot, then add the quartered onion.  Next add the pork.  If your pork is too large to fit into your crock pot, just cut it in half, and stack in the crock pot.  Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.  Remove the pork to a large bowl and shred.  Pour liquid into a small pot and cook on medium high heat, to reduce the liquid.  After shredding the pork,  place the pork back in the crock pot, and then add your "cooked liquid" and barbecue sauce.  Leave in for anywhere from half an hour to an hour and serve with cole slaw on your favorite buns!