Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

I always thought pulled pork was one of those intensive, time-consuming dishes that required patience and culinary know-how. I was kind of right. It requires time; this version requires thrity-six hours of time to be exact, but it's pretty darn fool proof and served with coleslaw on a warmed, corn tortilla while watching the Patriots get their butt's kicked during the Superbowl? Well, that's just heaven.

I was browsing quite a few pulled pork recipes on the ole internet when I found that the most common ingredients were simple: onions, peppers, barbecue sauce (bottled or homemade) and well, pork.

Here's my version:

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

2 pork loins (or shoulder, or butt)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, diced
Black Pepper
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
BBQ sauce, either homemade or storebought-- enough to cover the roast almost all the way. (I used 1 1/2 bottles of Kraft brand Light BBQ sauce)

Stir all ingredients except roast into crock. Add roast, cover crock, set to LOW.

After a few hours turn the roast over.

The meat is done when it falls apart easily when poked with a fork; this took eight hours on low for my crock pot.

When meat is ready, shred it from the center of the crock outward with a fork. When meat is all shredded, stir it well into the sauce that remains in the crock and let sit for even longer until desired *consistency.

*The pork can be done and ready to serve in ten hours for sure, but those extra twenty-six on the warming setting made for some tasty meat.


Kate said...

That was indeed some tasty meat. One of my favorite things is the pulled pork burrito from Blue Ribbon BBQ, and having your pulled pork with cole slaw on a corn tortilla was awesome.

I think that plate really sets off the pork/cole slaw combo... ;)

The Good Eatah said...

Thanks Katie! I'll have to figure out how to mimick their "burnt ends" -- mmmm.

I am a bit embarassed by the plate; country-style really isn't my thing. I think we know what to get mom for mother's day...

Also, you really need to post your marshmellow fudge cake recipe. I DREAM about that cake. I'll send you the photo of it so you can post it.

grumpster said...

Particularly delicious while watching Tom Brady get knocked on his ass a few times while choking in the Super Bowl!