Bacon and bourbon pack on the flavor big time in this amazing recipe for Crock-Pot Bourbon Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork! This recipe will impress your guests!
Crock-Pot Bourbon Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is one of those classic slow cooker recipes that just about everyone knows how to make. You throw in a pork roast let it cook, shred the meat and add some bottled barbecue sauce. And voila you have a basic pulled pork.
But I am always looking for new ways that I can up the flavor on a classic recipe and take it from “good” to ‘WOW”.
And the addition of bacon AND bourbon in this recipe does the trick!
A pork shoulder roast is rubbed down with a homemade sweet and spicy rub and cooked all day in your slow cooker with a little bit of bourbon.
While your pork cooks away you go ahead and fry up some thick sliced bacon until it is nice a crisp and set that aside.
Once your pork is falling off the bone, shred up that meat. Add in the crispy bacon, more bourbon and your favorite bottled (or homemade) BBQ sauce and mix it all up and let it cook just a little bit longer.
The bourbon does not cook off in this recipe. So if you are adverse to some booze in your meat (or serving this to kids) you may want to skip the bourbon.
Serve the boozy bacon-y pulled pork on some nice toasted buns (I found some amazing brioche buns at my local grocery store) or rolls and be prepared to be impressed!