Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yummy Pulled Pork

     I have an easy and yummy recipe for pulled pork to share with you. You can make it at home and bring it along with you on a camping trip and reheat it for sandwiches or add it to burritos, breakfast or by itself. The pictures in this post are of a double recipe, so if you follow the measurements of this recipe your grill and crockpot won't be as full.
You need:
2 pounds boneless pork roast
Cajun Seasoning (or your favorite BBQ rub)
1 Tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped or cut into strips
4 cloves garlic, crushed (or 4 teaspoons jarred minced garlic)
4 cups water
1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
Cut the pork roast into large chunks and season generously with the Cajun seasoning (or other seasoning).

   You can either use the grill for this next step (which is how I prefer it) or you can do it in a frying pan with a little butter. Brown the pork on all sides. You aren't cooking the pork, just browning the outside and adding a little flavor. (Ignore the chicken in this picture, we'll take care of it in the next recipe.)

          Next, melt the butter in a flying pan and cook for a few minutes until they are tender.

         Mix the water and liquid smoke together in the crockpot and add the pork, onions and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is falling apart when pierced with a fork.

     Remove the pieces of pork and as many onions as you can and let them cool off for awhile (until it is cooled enough to shred).

      Pour the cooking liquid into a large saucepan and boil until there is half the amount of liquid.

      Shred the pork while the liquid is reducing.

      Once the liquid is reduced and the meat is shredded, add the mead to the liquid. This will help keep the meat juicy and also warm the meat back up.

      You can add BBQ sauce to the meat or serve it without. Pour the liquid in the container when you refrigerate the leftovers.

     We love this recipe and have even had people tell us they couldn't believe we didn't cook the meat in a smoker. The leftovers are a fun way to get the entire family involved in deciding what is for dinner. Tonight, we had the pork wrapped in a tortilla with cilantro lime rice. That was AWESOME! Pork nachos are really good and it is also really good mixed with some scrambled eggs. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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