Monday, March 30, 2009

Pulled Pork


I’m still getting into the swing of things with my new crock pot and decided to make pulled pork. If you don’t know by now, I’m a huge fan of any type of pork…just check out all my recipes for it. Once in a while I get a wild craving for BBQ and considering it’s been cold and raining like a shower here lately I thought I would give the crock pot a good workout and try a new recipe. This recipe is quick and easy and turned out pretty darn good. I think next time I will cut down on the sugar, as I thought it was a bit too sweet. You could also use a butt roast for this recipe if you can’t find the boneless country style ribs, just don’t use a pork loin as it would dry out and not be very good after cooking for so long.

Pulled Pork

4 Pounds Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs
1 Onion, skinned and quartered
4 Cloves Garlic, peeled
2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cup Ketchup
¼ Cup Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
2/3 Cups Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Brown Sugar (I would recommend starting with half this amount and adjust to taste)

Liberally salt and pepper the pork on both sides. In the bowl of a food processor combine the onion, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and olive oil; process until very smooth. Combine the onion mix in a small saucepan with the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, cider vinegar, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until just bubbling. Pour enough sauce to coat the bottom of your crock pot. Place one layer of the pork into the crock pot, then sauce, then another layer, then the rest of the sauce. Cook on high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8-10 hours. Remove the fat from the top with a spoon and discard. Remove the pork and shred with two forks, place back in pot with the sauce and stir to combine, serve alone or on a hamburger bun for a pulled pork sandwich.

I saw this beautiful magnolia tree in my neighborhood and had to snap a few pictures, spring may actually be coming soon!

6 comments:

Pam said...

I love pulled pork! This looks and sounds perfect. The magnolia flower is beautiful - mine aren't blooming yet. So happy spring is here!

The baked scallops down below look great - I happen to have a few in my freezer. Thanks for the tasty recipe.

Maris said...

I've never had pulled pork but yours looks so good it makes me want to try some!

Sophie said...

I have never heard from pulled pork before,..;hehe,..I am a Belgian! But I will try this out because it looks so yummie :)!!

Helene said...

Just discovered your blog. I like it. This is a great recipe. I'll have to try it. Have a good one!

tamilyn said...

I love pulled pork. It looks awesome!

Jan said...

I have never had pulled pork - another one to add to my to-do list. :-)

The magnolia looks beautiful. The weather here keeps conning us into thinking it's spring, and then turns cold again. It's wreaking havoc in my garden. :-(