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carol's cherry coke pulled pork

Recipe by
Patsy Fowler
Anderson, SC

This is very good and tender it's good for anything you want to take it to

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For carol's cherry coke pulled pork

  • 2 lb
    pork shoulder, cut into 6 large chunks
  • 1 dash
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion chopped
  • 2
    celery stalks chopped
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 2 can
    cherry coke
  • 1 bunch
    parsley stems, tied with string
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 c
    beef broth

How To Make carol's cherry coke pulled pork

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325.
  • 2
    Pat the pork dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium high heat and working in batches brown the meat on all sides until a golden brown crust forms.
  • 4
    Transfer the pork to a plate. To the pan add the onion, celery, carrot and sweat until softened, 5-7 minutes.
  • 5
    Add the garlic and sweat another 2 minutes.
  • 6
    Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes to cook off the raw flavor.
  • 7
    Sprinkle with the flour and cook cook another 2 minutes to cook off it's raw flavor.
  • 8
    Whisk in the wine and reduce it by half.
  • 9
    Return the pork to the Dutch oven then stir in the beef broth, parsley stems and bay leaves.
  • 10
    Add the Cherry Coke if liquid does not come up to the top of the pork. Do not cover the pork with liquid.
  • 11
    Cover the pan and place it in the oven to braise until the meat is fork tender.
  • 12
    Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • 13
    Pull meat apart, to create pulled pork sandwiches.

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