With apologies to those of you who know real pork barbecue, this is not it. But it can certainly help ease the cravings of expat southeasterners—say, those living in a northern city apartment with no access to a good barbecue joint, much less a decent home smoker setup.
Season the pork all over with about
Meanwhile, put the onion, garlic, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, vinegar, raisins, and paprika in the slow cooker and stir. Transfer the browned pork roast to the cooker. Pour
Using tongs or a carving fork and sturdy metal spatula, transfer the pork to a large baking pan.
With an immersion blender, puree the sauce in the cooker. With two forks or any other utensils that work for you, remove and discard the pork bones and any large pieces of fat, then shred the meat and return it to the sauce in the cooker to reheat. Serve on buns.
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