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Saturday, November 6, 2010

easy pulled pork

sometimes i am lucky enough to get my son to smoke a couple of pork butts for me. it really makes great pulled pork. this is my easy way to make it . it really tastes pretty good. this meal was for 15 people and we had plenty left over. as you can see in the picture below, the meat filled the crock pot.

cut up a pork loin to fit in the pot. pour 1 beer, 1/2 bottle of barbecue sauce, 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning. cover and cook 8-10 hours in the crock pot. sometimes i start it at bedtime and deal with it in the morning.

pork loin, beer, barbecue sauce and seasonings
remove the meat and strain the juices and reserve. discard any fat that remains and either pull the pork apart with your hands or use 2 forks to shred it.
pork shredded with 2 forks
 place the pork back in the crock pot on warm. add 2 cups of the reserved liquid. i always skim off the fat. add additional barbecue sauce. the amount will depend on the amount of meat and taste. i added the rest of the bottle to this batch. it was not heavy with sauce. i always serve the sauce on the side for the sandwiches.
cole slaw
whats a pulled pork sandwich with out slaw. i like mine right on the top. this slaw was made with ready shredded cabbage that i bought in the store. i make my own dressing out of hellman's light mayo, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. this time i cheated. i used the saved juice from my homemade bread and butter pickles and the light mayo. i don't like a heavy mayo on slaw so it was about half  juice and half mayo.

read to eat?
the pork was moist and tender. the slow cooking and added juices do make a difference. try it and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. OMGOSH Jill this looks amazingggg!!! You certainly are THEEE Jill of ALL trades!!! mmmmmm