Sunday, July 31, 2011

Barbecue Pulled Pork

I have found that many people are scared of pork shoulder. I think pork shoulder is very tasty. It has tremendous flavor. I try to find the best cut of meat with the least amount of fat. I recommend that you not try to make this recipe with a pork loin. It just doesn't taste the same. This recipe is so delicious and juicy and just OUT OF THIS WORLD!! To make this you will need:

4 to 6 lbs. of pork shoulder, trimmed of some fat and rinsed
2 Tbs. of salt
1 Tbs. of black pepper
1 Tbs. of garlic powder
1 packet of McCormick meatloaf seasoning
1 cup of ketchup
1 cup of packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup of apple juice
1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. of liquid smoke
In a small bowl, mix the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle this seasoning mix all over the pork. Rub the seasoning mix into the meat.

Place the pork in the slow cooker. In another bowl mix the next 6 ingredients together with a whisk. Pour this mixture over the pork. Cover and cook 10 hours on low.

Remove the meat from the slow cooker and onto a sheet pan. With 2 forks, begin to shred the meat. Remove any large pieces of fat that you may have missed when trimming the pork. Add the shredded meat back into the slow cooker and heat through in the sauce for about 30 minutes. For the best pulled pork sandwich, I put some shredded pork in a Kaiser roll. Top that with some homemade coleslaw and put the top on and you have got yourself a winning Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich. Enjoy!! Let me know how you like it.

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