Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I mentioned on my blog a while ago my adventure in making Pulled Pork in the slow cooker. It was one of those shocking turn of events where it actually turned out REALLY delicious and it was SO easy that now I have to PRETEND like it's REALLY difficult and labor intensive or the FH would have me making Pulled Pork about twice a week and on Sunday too. Now it is very fantastic...and I would probably go along with this every other day Pulled Pork meal for about two weeks and then I would never eat it again so we're practicing a little restraint and it's a once a monther. Do you have those? Recipes that you only make once a month (or even less frequently?) tell me what they are - I'm VERY interested in the concept of once-a-monther recipes.

What you need:

  • Pork Butt (or shoulder, but I can't resist talking about my Pig's Ass cooking so I ALWAYS use Butt)
  • 1 Packet of that Chili seasoning mix (this is cheating, you could measure out all the ingredients that comes in this packet from Chili's or McCormicks or whoever....but you are BUSY and you don't need all those spices to take up space in your kitchen so just buy the packet).
  • 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (Yup, that's it...only 3 ingredients)

What you do:
  1. Line your slow cooker with those great slow cooker bags they make now.
  2. Rub your Pork Butt with the Chili Seasoning. Now I try to do this the night before so it gets good and marinated - but I've forgotten and it still turned out fantastic.
  3. Put your Pork Butt in the slow cooker on Low. Ignore for 6-8 hours (you could really ignore it for as long as you want).
  4. 2 hours before you want to eat pull your Pork Butt out of the slow cooker - I buy one of those aluminum pans for this job and you just take a couple of forks and you pull apart - you will have to resist eating it from this pan, I'm just warning you, it's VERY difficult to resist so I chew Watermelon gum while I do this job.
  5. Put the now Pulled Pork back in the slow cooker and pour your BBQ Sauce on top. Stir.
  6. Ignore for 2 hours (or 1 hour if you're impatient like me) and ENJOY.
I usually like to make this with a big salad or the Asian Cole Slaw.


catnip said...

That sounds fantastic! I love pulled pork, especially if it's easy!

Wendi said...

gracias! I've been waiting patiently for this one, and by the looks of things it was worth the wait because it's so damn easy!

I love me some yummy and easy crock pot recipes! I can't wait to try it.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I've been craving pulled pork this pregnancy--I have NO clue why because usually I don't really care for it.

The prepackaged, put in the microwave kind just didn't do it for me....I guess I'm on to bigger endeavors...thanks so much for posting this cuz it does look pretty easy!

Russ said...

Sorry, but living in NC I could never do that! I would be summarily asked to leave the state. Besides, I smoke my own pork butt about once a month. A little more labor intensive, for sure, but so damn good it is worth it.

Kristin.... said...

OH YUM! I love pulled pork....

Toddy said...

Nothing wrong with this, but there's something about having it on the grill I prefer. Pretty much the same method, slow and low, and leave it alone. The biggest benefit you get from a grill is outside fat crunchiness, yum! I use whatever pre-made BBQ rub Iv'e got handy, preferring a sweeter mix than a chili like one, always gets rave reviews.

caleyadams said...

I didn't even know I was craving pulled pork until I saw this recipe! I'm going to try it this weekend, it sounds excellent!