There are few things that are as delicious as perfectly tender, fall off the bone, melt in your mouth pulled pork. If the smell of it cooking in your slow cooker isn’t enough to make your mouth water, the moment you pull it out and it see it fall apart certainly will. Ryan is such a fan of this that I have to guard the slow cooker with my life to make sure he doesn’t get into it too early. He reminds me of the dad in A Christmas Story trying to eat the turkey before it’s done. But I can’t blame him, the smell is hard to resist.
I will be the first to admit that I only recently started using a slow cooker, but am quickly realizing how wonderful they are. I mean you can put something in it, cover, turn it on and leave. You can take a nap, you can go shopping, you can go to a movie and when you come home your dinner is ready. How great is that? It does require a little planning, however, but not much. For this recipe you need to make the spice blend and marinate the meat over night and then cook it in a slow cooker for 8 hours. I prepared it before I went to bed, popped it in the slow cooker before I went to work and came home to perfectly cooked pork. Loved it.
Slow Cooker Pulled PorkPrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 (5 pound) bone-in pork shoulder
- 1 medium onion
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cups water
Combine salt, chili powder, cumin, granulated garlic, pepper and oregano in a bowl.
Rub spice mixture all over the pork. Cover and refrigerate over night.
Slice the onion and lay it on the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker. Place the pork on top of the onions. Pour beef broth and water over the top. Cover and cook for 8 hours.
Remove from slow cooker. Allow to cool slightly. Discard bone and pan juices. Using a fork and spoon shred meat.
Use in a variety of recipes.
One of my favorite things about pulled pork, aside from the amazing taste, is that it is inexpensive, easy to prepare and can go a long way. From sandwiches and tacos to salads and omelets, it is really lends it self to many different flavors. Check back tomorrow and Monday for a couple of my favorites. Enjoy!