Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This recipe knocks my socks off. I pinned it months ago and the weather was finally right for a long, warm meal. Fiance absolutely adored this dinner and it smelled incredible all day. This dinner was also really really easy to make and couldn't have had less ingredients. It is definitely a healthier version of normal pulled pork. Although let's be honest, it's pulled pork. It's not a salad. But it's not terrible. I left out the liquid smoke because the grocery store didn't have any. I also just used Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce instead of making my own, because I was, well, lazy. Definitely give this recipe a shot immediately!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
adapted from here
2.5 lb boneless pork loin roast
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic salt
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 medium onion, chopped

I started by putting the loin into the slow cooker and sprinkling the garlic salt and vinegar over the top. Add two tablespoons sauce, cover, and cook on high for 6 hours.
Once the roast is done, remove it to a separate plate and pour the juices into a measuring cup. Reserve 3/4 cup of the juices.
Shred the meat using two forks, add the reserved liquid, and the 3/4 cup of sauce. I also added 1 medium chopped onion. Stir everything together, cover, and cook on high for one more hour.
Spoon some pork onto a bun of your choice, add a little more sauce and have a vegetable on the side.
A close up on the pork. So freaking delicious! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This recipe sold me on the slow cooker. We made one other dish in the slow cooker over the summer, "Honey Bourbon Chicken," and it was fine, but not great. This pulled pork recipe, on the other hand, was really good.

    I do have to say, as a bbq connoisseur (as much as one can be while hailing from the Northeast), six hours in a slow-cooker indoors does not compare favorably with six hours in a smoker outdoors. But, the point here is not perfection, it's the "return on investment," so to speak, of doing very little work and coming out with enough delicious food for many meals. Highly recommended.

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