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Pulled Pork

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Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

This is my go-to recipe for pulled pork. It is absolutely delicious; I've never tasted better. Use this to make tacos, burritos and sandwiches. There are some variables here, the size of the roast being the first. If your roast is less than 3 pounds, you should be conservative with the barbecue sauce. If the roast is more than 3 pounds, use more sauce. The amount of sauce can also be a matter of personal taste. Some people like pulled pork almost soupy, but that's not me. I use just enough to moisten all the pulled pork and give it a nice, rich color. This recipe will not disappoint.

Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 3-pound boneless pork shoulder roast at room temperature
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (Stubb's)
  • 1/3 cup water
Preparation:
  • Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika, and rub mixture evenly over the pork.
  • Place roast in the slow cooker, and add the water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours, or High for 3 to 4 hours. Pork will be falling-apart tender.
  • Transfer the pork to a cutting board, and allow to cool enough to handle. Using 2 forks or pork claws, shred the pork. Cover and set aside.
  • Pour off the remaining liquid in the slow cooker, and wipe out with paper towels. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and gradually add the barbecue sauce until well mixed and moistened to your liking.
  • Cover and cook on High for 10 to 15 minutes until hot.

Note: A pair of pork claws or kitchen claws speed up the pork pulling process. More pork! Orange-Glazed Pork Chops.

Kitchen tools you'll need: Slow Cookers, pork claws or kitchen claws, Stubbs BBQ Sauce

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