Monday, March 14, 2011

I {heart} Pulled Pork

I have a bit of an obsession with BBQ Pulled Pork.
Really, I could probably eat it every day - sadly.

I found the most delicious (and easiest) recipe - you're going to love it!

BBQ Pulled Pork
Pork shoulder/butt (size depending on how much you want to make)
Garlic Powder
2 liter of root beer (or any soda will work)
1 (12 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce

Place pork in crock pot
Rub garlic powder and pepper to the whole surface of the pork
Fill with root beer until level with the top of the pork (I don't fill mine to cover the top)
Cook on low for 6 - 7 hours  when the meat is well cooked and shreds easily (this will vary depending on your crock pot, but this is one meat you can't cook too long. I usually put mine in around 8:00 in the morning and we don't eat until about 6:30)
Pour out the soda and shred the meat
Add BBQ and let simmer and warm for another hour (this can vary as well - it's really just to warm the sauce, but the longer it simmers the more it cooks in)

From this point you can really do whatever you want: Sandwiches (our favorite), salads, just plain, etc. You can also take out pork prior to adding the BBQ sauce and use in even more ways (like the Salsa Verde Pork Burritos) since it doesn't really have a distinct taste and you can add whatever sauce/flavors you want.

  • the meat is super tender, so the more you stir it the more shredded it gets - if you like it more chunky handle with care
  • I'm sure it would be delicious with homemade BBQ sauce - one day I'll try that
  • It's also common to put coleslaw on top as well

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