Friday, September 3, 2010

Foodie Friday - Crock Pot Pulled Pork

This is one of my absolute favorite fall dishes. It's incredibly easy, makes a ton, and fills your house with the most delicious, mouth-watering smell of fall.  This, and pizza by the scoop are probably my two most requested recipes.

I strongly believe that the secret to this is the Rudy's Original BBQ sauce. I found this recipe on Annie's Eats and she suggests using Rudy's Sissy sauce (less spicy). My mom has tried to make it before with the sissy sauce and said it lacked a lot of the flavor. My mantra in the kitchen is the spicier the better, so I'm not sure I would be the proper judge, but I feel like cooking it for for 8 hours maybe eases up the kick a little? Who knows... but my advice is to use Rudy's Original. If you're not lucky enough to live in Texas and have access to a Rudy's, you can buy it here. (or substitute your personal favorite)

I make this for almost every game-watching party we throw in the fall. Since you make it so far in advance it cuts down on the pre-party frantic prepping. And it makes so much that it's great for leftovers or for breakfast: mix a little pulled pork with scrambled eggs, throw it in a tortilla with some cheese and you have an amazing breakfast taco!

Pulled Pork {courtesy of Annie's Eats}
  • 3-4 lb. pork roast
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 T creole mustard
  • 3-4 shakes of Worcestershire
  • 16 oz. Rudy's Original BBQ Sauce
  • Buns, pickles, onions, etc.
  1. Add stock, creole mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to the crockpot and stir. 
  2. Place pork roast in crock pot, turning to coat. 
  3. Cover top of roast with a layer of BBQ sauce.
  4. Cover with lid and cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Come home to a delicious smelling house.
  6. Take pork roast out with tongs and place on baking sheet or other work surface- warning, it will be falling apart with delectable tenderness.
  7. Discard liquid or pour into a fat separator and use some of the goodness to make the pulled pork extra juicy (optional).
  8. Shred pork with two forks, removing the extra fatty bits as you go.  
  9. Dump shredded pork back into crock pot and toss with remaining BBQ sauce.
  10. Let warm through and serve!
Enjoy and happy Labor Day weekend!!


The Leinwetters said...

best shredded pork i've ever had!!!! thanks for the recipe. we loved it. :)

Dotty said...

Hello? Hello? Anybody here? It is now Sept 15. Two weeks of pulled pork...need something new..moose monday?

Jacqueline said...

i just noticed your recipe, and i think that this is the one you mentioned when we were in NC for Gray's wedding. I am going to try it asap! thank you