My baby turns 1 on the 17th, but we are doing her party tomorrow. For all three of my girls we have always had a family party and I have made BBQ. It's easy, always feeds plenty of people, and well, most people will eat BBQ.
I got this recipe from my mom, and I believe she got it from our local newspaper eons ago. It's my family's favorite, and everyone loves it so here it is...
approx 8lb or so Pork Shoulder, or even a Boston But. It can be frozen or fresh...
Place meat in large crock pot, pour cider Vinegar over meat into pot, so that about 2 inches are in bottom of crock pot. Then shake Liquid smoke in crock pot over meat. I usually give about 4-5 shakes. Then cook overnight. If it's frozen turn it on high, if it's fresh put it on low. Either way it will be done by morning.
In morning or 8 hours later, remove meat and discard liquid that was in crock pot. Then pick the meat off of the bone if your meat had a bone. Discard bone, fat. I shred the meat and put in a large Tupperware Bowl.
To make Sauce
3 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 plus 3 tablespoons of prepared mustard
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1 table spoon Tabasco sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon black pepper (ground)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke.
I put all of this in a large container that has a lid and then I shake it for all I am worth.
I then pour this on top of meat to my and then let it sit on the meat in a Tupperware container in the fridge covered for one night to marinate in the sauce. It tastes better if it has time to do that. When I want to serve it I just throw it back in a crock pot to heat up and serve buffet style.
For Emily's party I have to double all of this because we have a big party. I cooked the meat last night and this morning I shredded it and have the sauce soacking on the meat in the fridge. Though it looks time consuming I assure you it's easy. Cause if it was hard I sure wouldn't even attempt it.