A Delicious Twist: Aldi’s BBQ Flavored Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast

Are you a fan of pulled pork? There’s something irresistible about sinking your teeth into a tender, flavorful sandwich or a plate of nachos loaded with juicy pork. If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, Aldi has got you covered with their pre-seasoned BBQ-flavored boneless pork shoulder roast.

Aldi BBQ Flavored Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast with BBQ Seasoning

The Aldi BBQ Flavored Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast with BBQ Seasoning is an absolute steal at $2.39 per pound. I recently picked up a 1.615-pound roast for just $3.86. The best part? This is a Regular Buy, which means you can enjoy it any time of the year.

A Taste of Excellence

The ingredients in this roast are simple yet packed with flavor. It contains pork, water, a special seasoning rub, vinegar, sodium phosphate, pork flavor, salt, and carrageenan. While I wish the manufacturers were more transparent about the exact spices used, the front of the package does mention that it contains up to a 15% solution of water, vinegar, sodium phosphate, pork flavor, salt, and carrageenan.

Each 4-ounce serving of this roast boasts 150 calories, 6 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 60 mg of cholesterol, 590 mg of sodium, 2 grams of total carbohydrates, no dietary fiber or added sugars, and a whopping 19 grams of protein.

The Perfect Slow Cooker Delight

This roast is incredibly versatile and can be cooked using either a conventional oven or a slow cooker. If you opt for the oven method, simply preheat it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, place the meat in an ovenproof baking dish, and cover. Let it bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 160 degrees. For that classic shredded pork texture, cook it for an additional 1 to 1 1/2 hours until it reaches an internal temperature of 195 degrees.

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For those who prefer the convenience of a slow cooker, place the roast in the pot, cover it, and let it cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. To achieve that tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture of shredded pork, continue cooking until the internal temperature hits 195 degrees.

I personally cooked this roast for 8 hours in my trusty slow cooker. The low setting was perfect for the first seven hours, and during the final hour, I turned up the heat to the high setting to add a little extra tenderness. The end result? A fork-tender masterpiece that fell apart effortlessly.

Unbeatable Taste

Let me tell you, this roast exceeded all expectations. The flavor was outstanding, rivaling some of the seasoned pulled pork I’ve had from local barbecue joints. While the roast is seasoned nicely, it doesn’t come with its own sauce. My family decided to add some barbecue sauce to enhance the experience. We particularly enjoyed pairing it with Burman’s Kansas City BBQ sauce from Aldi, but feel free to get creative and try it with your favorite barbecue sauces.

For a low-carb feast, we skipped the buns and nachos and instead enjoyed the roast alongside some steamed mixed veggies and sautéed balsamic bacon glazed Brussels sprouts, also from Aldi. However, if you’re in the mood for a classic pulled pork sandwich, wrap, loaded baked potato, or a plate of nachos, this roast will be the star of the show. The fact that it’s a set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker meal makes it the ultimate easy dinner option for busy weeknights.

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Feed a Crowd

Don’t be deceived by the small size of this roast. Its affordability allows you to easily stock up and serve a crowd. One roast was more than enough for our family of four, so you can adjust your purchase accordingly.

The Final Verdict

All in all, the Aldi BBQ Flavored Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast with BBQ Seasoning exceeded our expectations. Whether you choose to cook it in the oven or in a slow cooker, you’re in for a treat. We highly recommend the slow cooker method for maximum convenience and unrivaled tenderness. Enjoy it on its own, with a tangy barbecue sauce if desired, or get creative with sandwiches, wraps, loaded potatoes, or nachos. The choice is yours!

So, head over to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ to grab your Aldi BBQ Flavored Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast with BBQ Seasoning and get ready to savor every delicious bite.