Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Crockpot Pulled Pork

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco or similar hot pepper sauce
  • 3 to 4 pounds pork shoulder roast, boneless, trimmed, tied
  • few dashes liquid smoke, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 8 hamburger buns heated

In a large non-metallic bowl, combine cider vinegar, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Add the pork roast, cover, and marinate in refrigerator for at 6 to 10 hours. Turn occasionally to keep roast coated with marinade.

Remove the pork from the marinade, scraping the onion back into the marinade. Lightly pat the roast dry with paper towels. Pour the marinade into a slow cooker and add the Liquid Smoke. Place a slow cooker meat rack or ring of foil in the slow cooker.

Combine the sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper in a cup. Rub the pork roast with the seasoning mixture and place on the rack in crockpot.

Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until very tender. Transfer the pork to a cutting board; cover with foil to keep warm.

Skim the fat from the surface of the cooking liquid. Stir in the ketchup; pour into a bowl. Using 2 forks, pull the pork apart into shreds, or chop the pork into small pieces. Serve the pork on warm split buns with coleslaw, beans, or your choice of side dishes. Serve the sauce separately.
Makes 8 to 10 sandwiches.

Notes: We will probably try a pork roast next time. We couldn't find a boneless shoulder so it was like an 8-9 lb pork shoulder. After 5 hours we turned it up to high and cooked for another 2 1/2 hours. We also missed the marinating part of the directions so we ended up adding more BBQ sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper and some of the juice from the crock pot after it was shredded for more flavor. We didn't use the liquid smoke, paprika or ketchup (they weren't in the pantry!).

Husband's Plate: Rating: A He preferred his as a sandwich.

Wife's Plate: Rating: A It was a nice variety to our typical chicken recipes. I served mine over egg noodles (the less messy approach) and it was really good.

No comments: