Barbeque Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Sandwich Fortunately, for all grill lovers there is never an inopportune time to fire up the grill and let the steaks, chicken, and sausages fly. Grillers are something like the Postal Service, neither rain, nor snow, nor...

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich

Fortunately, for all grill lovers there is never an inopportune time to fire up the grill and let the steaks, chicken, and sausages fly. Grillers are something like the Postal Service, neither rain, nor snow, nor flying gremlins will keep us from serving up delicious meat and veggies cooked over an open flame. One of the items that seems synonymous with grilling is barbeque.  This is not always true, however.  Originally barbeque referred to meat that had been smoked.  Now it can be anything with that flavor.

One of my favorite year round treats is crock pot pulled pork.  It's easy, succulent, and perfect for any occasion.  The recipe is simple.  One of the greatest parts of such a simple recipe is the ability to tweak the flavor to your taste.  Remember to take this recipe and make it yours.

Ingredients:

  • Large crock pot
  • 4-5 lbs pork shoulder roast (Sam's Club sells shoulder cut into strips that is wonderful for slow cooking)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup pureed tomato
  • cream from the top of one can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth

Mix this all together in the crock pot and cook on low for 10-12 hours.  Pull it apart for the last hour and continue to let it simmer.  Once it is done you have the option of serving it straight up in a more authentic barbeque fashion or you can drain the meat and mix in a bottle of your favorite sauce.

This pulled pork is guaranteed to be a party pleaser.  It generally will make 15-20 servings.  For a family it will leave plenty of leftovers or at as a dish to pass can keep you covered.

One of the great bonuses to this dish is that you can make it for less than $20.  In a restaurant you are looking at more than $100 of pulled pork.

Remember, try it out before you bring it to a party to make sure it is exactly to your taste.  Make adjustments and enjoy your creation.  Once you have mastered it pass it on to friends or keep it a family secret.  Any way about it contact us and find more mouth watering recipes to tantalize friends and family.