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Pulled Pork Made Easy

I live in the South, y’all.  We love our pulled pork.  Love. It.

I thought about how ridiculously easy it was to make and that maybe you’d like to try it (if you haven’t already).

#1) Buy a pork shoulder.  During the holiday season, these bad boys are relatively inexpensive.  I buy in bulk and freeze for later use.

#2) Place shoulder in crockpot or a dutch oven or roaster that has a cover (today I used an enamel pan w/cover), add 1 can of regular Dr. Pepper (DO IT!) and a 1/2 cup of water if needed to cover bottom of pan.  You can throw in some roughly chopped onions if you like, but that’s all there is to it.

#3) Cook in the crockpot on low all day (when done, thermometer needs to read: 150°-155°) or in a slow oven set at 225° for 4-6 hours depending on size of shoulder (temp 150°- 155°), although I never ever use time as a way to judge when pork is cooked thoroughly.  Always use a meat thermometer. Always.

#4) Oooo and Ahhhh when done:

Pulled Pork Made Easy

#5) Reduce juices for anjou sauce, if you’d like.  We like.  Once reduced, I place juices in a tempered container and place in fridge for about an hour for easy defatting.  Caveat: can be very salty (like OMT when upset!).

Pulled Pork Made Easy

When the pork is sufficiently cooled, pull away from bone and into small easy-to-eat strips.  Pour some anjou all over that mess and eat, y’all!

There will also be some pieces that won’t easily pull into strips.  For those, I toss into a food processor and pulse until Sloppy Joe-esque size.  You can either make some sloppies, or do what I do, freeze that portion for another day o’yum.

Kids love this stuff!   So easy!

So tell us: have you made pulled pork before?

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Thursday 21st of March 2013

Mmmm, my husband and I love pulled pork, but we've never tried making it ourselves before! Thanks for sharing!

Linda

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

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Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Thank you. So nice!

Linda

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

No, but after seeing these pictures I think I need to make some pulled pork. It looks great. Thanks for showing how. Linda

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

It's the easiest pork dis you'll ever make. We still have some of the ground pork in the freezer to use as Sloppy Joes. It makes a ton.