Saturday, July 28

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

True barbecue is pit-cooked; low and slow and spiced with smoky-sweet sauce. A busy, growing family does not have time to stop and smoke ribs and pork. This recipe doesn't even require for you to be home! How's that for easy? Use your favorite barbecue sauce on this EASY crockpot pork roast recipe. This is a basic recipe for pulled pork using a boneless shoulder, a Boston Butt. Make sure your pork shoulder will fit in your crock pot, allowing you to put the cover on tightly. I can smell it cooking NOW! YUM!

Serves 6 to 8
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  • 1/2 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. paprika
  • 1 Tbs. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tbs. dried mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp.onion powder
  • 1 pork shoulder, also known as Boston Butt, 4 to 5 lb.
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • Rolls and Your favorite barbecue sauce for serving  
  • In a bowl, stir together the brown sugar, salt, paprika,  both peppers, coriander, dried mustard, onion and garlic powder. Score a diamond pattern on the fatty side of the pork. Generously rub the pork on all sides with 8 Tbs. of the spice mixture; reserve the remaining mixture. Wrap the pork with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat an oven to 350°F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the pork. Place the pork, fat side up, in the oven-safe 'insert' of a slow cooker. The newer models have an insert that's removeable. Transfer to the oven and roast until the top of the pork starts to crisp, about 60 minutes. 
  • Transfer the insert to the slow-cooker base and add the apple juice. Cover and cook on low according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until the meat pulls apart easily with a fork, about 7 hours. You can cook a larger pork shoulder, just add 1/2 cup apple juice to your crock pot and extend the cooking time a bit.
  • Transfer the pork to a platter. Using 2 forks, pull the meat apart into large shreds or, using a cleaver, chop it into large chunks. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Strain the cooking sauce into a bowl. Pour 3/4 to 1 cup of the cooking sauce over the pork. Stir in 1 to 2 tsp. of the reserved spice mixture.
  • Serve immediately with rolls and your favorite barbecue sauce or keep warm in crock pot. I place my pulled pork back into my crock pot. It's a great cook and carry dish for pot luck parties and wonderful to have sitting out when your kids have friends over...they can serve themselves. If I could just get them to pick-up the kitchen then we'd have something! 

    Pulled pork is one of my favorite things to eat and this recipe makes it so easy! Try your pulled pork as sliders....great snack for a group. 

    Try'll be glad you did!!


    The Domestic Curator


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