This recipe was developed and guest written by our friend and the genius behind Sweet Viking Peppers, Kristbjorg Johnson. The bad news is that Kristi shut down Sweet Viking in 2022. The good news is that you can make this recipe with any 20.5 jar of garlicky BBQ sauce (like Kinder’s).
We realize how dramatic the title sounds—if I’m being totally honest, I don’t think it’s dramatic enough. What started out as an experiment in the crock pot, now has its own cult following from those fortunate enough to have tried it.
2-3 lb pork shoulder
1/2 a pack of Masi Masa Ras El Hanout Spice Blend
1 20.5 oz bottle BBQ sauce (like Kinder’s)
Olive oil (for searing)
Wash and dry your pork shoulder and place on a baking sheet to contain the mess. It just makes for easier cleanup than a cutting board. #trustme
Use 1/2 a packet of Masi Masa’s Ras El Hanout Spice Blend as dry rub.
Get a pan hot with a little bit of oil in it, and brown all sides of your pork shoulder.
Add meat, bottle of BBQ sauce and 1/2 cup water to your crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6—the longer the better. Add more time if needed.
Serve with tiny buns topped with a coleslaw (we buy ours from the deli counter!)