Lightly spiced, juicy slow cooked pork in a barbecue sauce. Stuff some tortillas and Voila!
Quite a while back now, we had a group of friends round for dinner. One of the dishes me and hubby put up was pulled pork. It was a huge hit. We also did a pulled beef but the pulled pork was definitely the best. We loved it and as a result we have it quite regularly now. Especially in Winter. You’ve heard all about my love for slow cooking hearty meals in Winter in my Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe.
As a general rule, for slow cooking you want to use the cheaper cuts of meat. I know! Win, win right? :). For Pulled Pork a great cut is pork neck but you’ll probably need to go to your butcher for this. In the US they call it the Pork or Boston butt. I might have giggled an eency bit just then. Pork butt. Not being immature at all. Anyway, moving on. The pork shoulder is good too. Anything with a bit of fat and a decent grain to it. Get it with the bone in if you can as this will add heaps of flavour.
This pulled pork is yummy and fall apart delicious. I’ve made pulled pork a few times and use nothing more than the juices from the cooking reduced into a sauce to top it but this time I decided to make a barbecue sauce to smother it with as well. Super juicy and perfect in tacos.
This recipe goes a really, really long way too. So you can reduce the recipe but I find the leftovers always get eaten, so I’ll continue to over-cater as is my habit 🙂
You start by brining the meat overnight. You can skip this step if you like but I find it does make a difference to the tenderness at the end of the cook.