Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday potluck

Today on Testify the blog the subject was:  

Please share your favorite potluck recipe. It could be a casserole, salad or even a dessert. You may not have taken it to a potluck event but think it would be a good recipe to take to one. Any recipe will do.

Our church has a potluck dinner every month, we honor the people who have had a birthday or an anniversary in that month. 

I love taking food to the potluck.  It is where I get to try all the new recipes I have seen on TV or on cooking sites.  I usually always bring a main dish and a dessert.  I like to do a crock pot dish that way I can dump it all in the crock pot early Sunday morning and it is ready by the time we eat at church.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

1 boneless pork shoulder (4-5 lb)
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 Tbsp Canola oil
1 cup apple cider vinegar
4 cups chicken broth (I use low sodium)
1/2 Tbsp liquid smoke

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.   Cut the pork into 2 or 3 big pieces and season with salt and pepper.  add the oil to the pan and when hot sear the pieces of pork until browned on the outside.  Remove the pork and place in a slow cooker.

Add the vinegar to the hot pan and deglaze, scraping any bits of browned meat stuck on the bottom.  Pour the vinegar over the pork, then add the broth and liquid smoke.  Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours, until the pork falls apart with gentle pressure.  Remove the pork from the liquid and shred.

Serve on buns.  For potluck I like to buy a roll called a dollar roll.  It is smaller so the pork goes a longer way for more people. 

This recipe is supposed to serve 12.


  1. YUM!!! This sounds delicious! Thank you for playing along today! Hope you had fun with all your company!

  2. Yummy! The liquid smoke sounds like a terrific addition! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh this looks like a winner I can do for our youth small group! Thanks for linking up and for the recipe!