Many Onions Beer Pork Shoulder

Serves: 12

It's a large pork roast, fit for a crowd, but you can make so many things from the leftovers. Pulled pork, BBQ pork, tacos, enchiladas, tamales, etc. Easy in the slow cooker and moist and tender.

Dovetailing Tip: Leftover pulled pork will be used to make Greek Pulled Pork Gyros for Meal 4.

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1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 (7-pound) bone-in pork shoulder roast
2 tablespoons jarred chicken soup base (such as better than bouillon)
3 cups finely chopped yellow or white onions
1 (12-ounce) can beer


Stir together the onion powder, dried onion, lemon pepper, black pepper, and garlic salt in a small bowl; set aside.

Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add the pork to the skillet, fat side down, and cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Transfer the pork to a 6-quart slow cooker, fat side up, and rub the chicken soup base all over it. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork, and then add the onion and beer to the pot. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 8 hours.

Transfer the pork from the slow cooker to a cutting board, and let it cool for 15 minutes before removing the bone and dividing the meat into large portions. Cool the cooking liquid about 15 minutes, and then skim the fat from the top. Refridgerate any leftovers in an airtight container, with some of the cooking liquid to keep it juicy; or you can also freeze portions of the pork up to 1 month.


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