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Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes • Serves: 12

1 head garlic, cloves peeled and coarsely chopped
1 large onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup packed Schnucks brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons Schnucks Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Tabasco® sauce plus additional for more heat, if desired
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 whole (unsliced) Pride of the Farm pork butt (about 8 pounds), trimmed if desired

1. In 6- to 8-quart slow-cooker bowl, stir all ingredients except for pork until well combined. Add pork and turn to coat in sauce. Place pork, fat side up, in slow-cooker bowl. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low 9 to 10 hours or on high 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until pork is very tender. Do not lift lid during cooking.

2. Transfer pork to large bowl. Trim off and discard desired amount of fat. Remove bone. With 2 forks, shred pork. Skim off and discard any fat in slow-cooker bowl. Return pulled pork to sauce; stir to combine. If desired, stir in additional Tabasco. Makes about 12 cups pork.

Each serving: about 522 calories, 30 g total fat(12 g saturated), 138 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fi ber, 13 g sugars, 36 g protein