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October 22, 2011

Nosh on This: Pulled Pork

by thenattyurbanite

It’s my belief that pulled pork was responsible for 89% of all slow cooker sales last year. Even Google took note; typing in the letters P and U actually resulted in food recipes rather than Puerto Rican Mamacitas.

A special reader asked me for a good pulled pork recipe. This one’s for you! Thanks for dedicating a few minutes of your work day to reading the blog.

Ingredients
3 lbs pork shoulder
1 can Dr. Pepper, not diet
2 cups barbecue sauce [not too sweet]
1 large onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
6 sprigs thyme [leaves removed from stem]

Method
1. Trim fat off the pork and place in a slow cooker.
2. Add onion, garlic & thyme.
3. Pour soda over the roast, cover and cook on low for six to eight hours [until the meat easily falls apart].
4. Remove roast from cooker and pull apart.
5. Strain the juices left in the slow cooker and set aside.
6. Return meat to slow cooker and stir in barbecue sauce.
7. Thin the sauce with some of the reserved juices and cook for another 30 minutes to an hour on low.
8. To serve, place a heaping scoop of the meaty goodness onto the bottom half of a kaiser roll, add a few dashes of hot sauce and top with the other half of the roll. Pair with a nice cold beer.
9. Put on a pair of stretchy pants and eat to your brain’s delight.

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