Saturday, August 13, 2011

FOODIE FRIDAY - One Stop Pulled Pork

First of all, I apologize for being a day late in posting my Foodie Friday...let's just call today Salivating Saturday.  Now there's an appetizing visual.

I truly believe that one of the best inventions ever made in regards to cooking food is the crock pot...or today's more 'current' word for crock pot would be slow cooker.

I still call mine a crock pot as I was lucky enough to have 'inherited' it from my husband's college days - it was one of his room mates -  who probably inherited it from their grandmother.

It's white and forest green with pink flowers.  Circa 1975.  At least.

Anyway, last week-end I had family over and thought it would be a great idea to make a delicious pulled pork recipe that I made a few months prior.

If you're a pork fan and you're having company, pulled pork is perfect.  Minimal prep, easy clean up and economical too.  Serve on some fresh buns, a side of coleslaw and baked beans.  Delicious.


3-4 lb pork roast

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried mustard

1 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup apple juice

1 cup bbq sauce


Trim roast of any extra fat.

Mix together sugar and spices.

Rub pork with brown sugar and spices.

Place in crock pot and pour in the liquids.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

Be sure to check on it occasionally and move it around in the liquid as the liquid will not cover the entire roast.

I put mine in around 10:30 am and served it at 6 pm.  It was falling apart beautifully by 3ish.

Remove the roast and place in a large bowl, add your favourite bbq sauce once ready to serve.  The meat will easily come apart with 2 forks.  Mix well and serve on fresh buns alongside some coleslaw [I don't really have a recipe for coleslaw but just throw a whole bunch of stuff in a pre-mixed bag of cabbage all crazy like such as pickle juice (tip from my Mum), salt, pepper, green onion, white vinegar and a little bit of mayo - it varies every time]

I also made The Best Baked Beans Ever found on the site of one of the most amazing blogger's out there - the Pioneer Woman.  And let me tell you....they were exactly that.

*CUE MUSIC* a lot of controversy surrounds this song but you can't help and bop your head around or wiggle your toes to the beat.  At least I can't.  


Helene said...

I love my crockpot and I love pulled pork so this is perfect!!! It sounds delicious!

Do you think I could use a pork sirloin tip roast to do this?? It's pretty lean with very little fat on it so I'm not sure if it would turn out the same as a regular roast?

January Dawn said...

To be honest Helene...I have no clue what pork sirloin tip roast IS. However, when cooking lean meats in a crockpot you don't have to worry about that layer of grease at the top and slow cooking always tenderizes the meat. I would give it a go!

Ellen said...

Your pulled pork is awesome and the coleslaw recipe is pretty funny. The beans were awesome too.