Barbecue Pork Roast, Tavern Style

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  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 (4 pound) pork roast
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped


  1. Place half of the sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place meat on top along with cloves and the remaining sliced onions.
  3. Add water, cover and cook for 8-12 hours or overnight on LOW.
  4. Remove meat from slow cooker. Drain liquid from slow cooker and discard.
  5. Remove bone and fat from meat; shred meat; return to slow cooker.
  6. Add chopped onion and barbecue sauce.
  7. Cover and cook another 1-3 hours on HIGH or 4-8 hours on LOW, stirring 3 or 4 times.
  8. Serve from slow cooker on large toasted buns.