Thursday, June 26, 2008

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

This is one of those recipes that's absurdly simple to make and insanely delicious. Even if you have absolutely no culinary skill at all whatsoever, it'll still turn out perfectly! You should make this!

pork roast (shoulder cut works very well)
any favorite barbecue sauce

Place pork roast in a crock pot. Pour about a cup of barbecue sauce over it. Turn on the crock pot to the low setting and let it slow cook for about 10 hours. You'll know it's ready when the meat easily falls apart. Remove meat from crock pot and pull it apart using two forks. Discard any fat. Place pulled pork in a large serving bowl and pour some of the meat drippings over it along with a little more barbecue sauce. Serve on fresh rolls or over rice.

Choose a barbecue sauce that's sweet and smokey, like a honey or brown sugar variety. You could even add some brown sugar or honey and a few drops of liquid smoke to your favorite brand. You can find liquid smoke at your grocery store in the same aisle as you'd find barbecue sauce. Be sure to only use a few drops. A little goes a long way!
If you need to adjust the cooking time, figure one hour on high equals two hours on low. Basically, you'll need a total of about 10 hours of cooking time, so you can do any combination of high and low, as long as you come out to 10 hours at the end. The crock pot is extremely forgiving, so if you should happen to let it cook for an extra hour, all will still be right with the world.

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