Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Revised47I picked up a pork butt on sale at the grocery this week and decided to let it cook “low and slow” in my crock pot. This recipe calls for a lot of seasoning but the result was a wonderfully smoky, moist, delicious pulled pork. It took a bit longer to cook my roast — I think it was just a bit more than the recipe called for.  The BK usually helps remove the fat and pull the pork, but I had to fire him for excessive sampling — it was that good! There was still plenty left for us and a nice container of scraps for the pups as well. Served with Melted Onions and coleslaw —  and a nice cold IPA.


SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK (Serves 6-8)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 3 to 3 ½ pounds pork shoulder, cut in half

Directions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the first six ingredients (all of the spices) with a fork.
  2. Pour in the honey, vinegar, and olive oil and stir.
  3. Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top it with the 2 pieces of pork and then pour the sauce on all sides of the pork pieces.
  4. Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender enough to be easily shredded with a fork.
  5. Take the time to sort out the final product — remove fatty pieces, onions and bone.revised54

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I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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