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beginner's pulled pork

Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

This recipe is a natural for the slow cooker. No sauce to reduce at the end of the cooking time, either.Source: Unknown

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For beginner's pulled pork

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp.garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. caneynne pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 boneless pork butt roast, quartered and trimmed, 5 lb.
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, plus extra for serving
  • cider vinegar

How To Make beginner's pulled pork

  • 1
    Mix sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne, and 1/2 tsp.salt in a bowl. Using a fork, prick pork all over. rub sugar mixture over pork. wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours. Unwrap pork and place in slow cooker.
  • 2
    Spread barbecue sauce evenly over pork, cover and cook til pork is tender, 9 to 11 hours on low or 5 to 7 hours on high. Transfer pork to large bowl, let cool slightly then shred into bite size pieces, discarding excess fat. Cover to keep warm. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes. Remove fat from surface using large spoon.Season with salt and pepper. sugar and vinegar to taste.
  • 3
    Toss shredded pork with 1 cup braising liquid. Add more liquid as needed to keep meat moist. Serve with barbecue sauce.

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